China: World Vision China Responds to Destructive Southern China Floods
Source: World Vision
1 AUGUST 2014, CHINA --- World Vision responds to the immediate needs of those affected by the rain-triggered regions across southern China since June. In July alone, approximately 22 million people were affected across 9 provinces (Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan and Sichuan) resulting to an economic loss at a total of RMB30 billion (USD5 billion). Recent typhoons have intensified the situation, and more are expected in the coming months due to a strong El Nino affect.
Last week, World Vision China assessment teams carried out initial assessment in Hunan and Guizhou, two of the worst hit provinces. Hygiene kits and child-friendly kits were distributed to some of the affected families during the assessment visits. World Vision China will to continue advance its assessment efforts into Guangxi and Jiangxi provinces.
"In the worst-hit counties of Hunan and Guizhou provinces, many houses were washed away, with nume...
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World: Price Watch July 2014 Prices
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network
Country: Afghanistan, Argentina, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, China, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan
In West Africa, large producers and traders increased sales of last year’s remaining stocks with the onset or progression of rains throughout the region. Prices were stable or declining with the exception of deficit areas of Niger and Chad. Record-high rice and wheat imports from international markets reinforced food availability in Senegal and Mauritania.
In East Africa, sorghum prices increased more quickly than usual due to constrained trade flows during the lean season in northern and eastern South Sudan, southern Somalia...
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