|China : Snowstorm : 2000/01|
|Outline||Since October 1999, the northern provinces of China, in particular Qinghai, Inner Mongolia and Xingjiang, have been suffering from persistent and heavy snowfall precipitated by the cold air and low temperatures. 11 people were killed as a result of the snowstorm in Xingjiang.|
|Personal Injury||Material Damage||Others|
|OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/01/20|
|Qinghai:According to initial statistics, more than 50,000 people and close to 1,000,000 livestock were affected.
Inner Mongolia: About 300,000 herdsmen were affected and around 15,000 livestock were killed. The direct economic loss caused by this disaster is estimated at more than CNY 30 million (USD 3.6 million).
|Xingjiang:11 people were killed as a result of the snowstorm, and more than one million were affected. 100,000 livestock were killed. A substantial number of farm buildings were either damaged or collapsed. Infrastructure, including electrical power, roads and communication facilities, underwent heavy damages. The direct economic loss is estimated at more than CNY 300 million (approx. USD 36.3 million).|
|The disaster has affected an estimated 900,000 people and 70 percent of the herdsman and domestic animals in Inner Mongolia's northern pastures.|