Assistance to Flood Affected – CHN121
Appeal Target: US$ 446,697
Balance Requested: US$ 297,817
Geneva, 26 July 2012
Since early May 2012, heavy storms have been lashing regions across China including Gansu, Hunan, Hubei, Guizhou, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Fujian, Inner Mongolia, Sichuan and Guangdong provinces. The south Yangtze River area and the southern China have been continually hit by torrential rains aggravating the already serious flood situation. Regional floods and landslides caused by the rains have lead to heavy casualties and economic loss. It has been forecasted that the rains will continue.
As of late June statistics released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs show a new wave of heavy rains in 11 provinces in southern China including Guangxi and Hunan provinces. A total of 10.45 million people have been affected. A further 50 people have lost their lives bringing the death toll to 115 people with a further 42 people missing. 34,000 rooms have collapsed in the rains and 73,800 hectares crop lands were completely destroyed. To date the direct economic loss has reached CNY? 24.8 billion (around US$ 3.92 billion).
As of 11 - 17 July the continuing rains have resulted in a further 30 deaths and 4 people missing. 431,000 people have been relocated. 478.5 hectares of agricultural fields have been severely affected. The estimated direct economic loss was additional CNY 3.82 billion. In our target Guangxi and Hunan Provinces, there has been no new death toll reported.
ACT member Amity Foundation is providing assistance in the form of basic food and non-food items such as rice, cooking oil and quilts to tide the most vulnerable and severely hit families who live in the least accessible areas and who have not yet received sufficient assistance.
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