Update: China Floods June 2011
Some 36.5 million people across 13 provinces in southern China have been affected by flooding and 1.64 million people have been displaced, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunan have been affected.
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World Vision response
World Vision has distributed relief items in Hunan, one of the worst flood-affected provinces in southern China.
Two World Vision China emergency teams conducted rapid assessments in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces. During assessments, team members distributed hygiene kits and child-friendly kits.
As a result of the assessment findings quilts, additional hygiene kits and food will be distributed. The first major distribution for Hunan province will include 1,000 quilts, 1,000 hygiene kits and 60 child-friendly kits.
Since early June, large parts of China have been beset by torrential rains, resulting in severe flooding and landslides. Hunan and Jiangx are currently the worst affected provinces.
The Government of the Peoples’ Republic of China has dispatched 5,000 tents and 30,000 quilts to affected communities in Guizhou, Hunan and Anhui provinces. The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Civil Affairs have allocated US$25.38 million as living subsidies for individuals in the flood-hit areas. Download the China country profile
Children sponsored by Australians
There have been no reports of children and their communities sponsored by Australians, being injured or adversely affected by the flooding. However, please be assured that if we receive information of concern regarding any sponsored children we will contact sponsors immediately.
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