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China:Cold Wave:2000/01

Duration2000/01 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.
Country or DistrictChina
NameCold Wave

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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).

AFP 2000/01/19
The disaster has affected an estimated 900,000 people and 70 percent of the herdsman and domestic animals in Inner Mongolia's northern pastures.

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  • AFP 2000/01/19
    Two months of heavy snows have caused estimated damage of 40 million yuan (3.6 million dollars), the official Xinhua news agency said.
  • OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/01/20
    The Ministry of Civil Affairs has released funds to help the three provinces and local governments have provided additional and timely funding as well as manpower for relief work such as reconnecting roads and communications, transporting food supplies.
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