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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 8, 2016) —
China awaits the imminent arrival of Typhoon Nepartak, Save the Children has
confirmed it will launch an emergency response in flood and typhoon affected
parts of the country.
winds of up to 150 mph, the category four storm ripped through Taiwan on Friday
morning and is now preparing to bring intense rainfall to large portions of
is already battling its worst flooding in more than a decade, withat least 39millionpeople currently impacted across 14provinces, mainly in the southeast.
Nepartak is expected to bring heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, exacerbating
an already critical situation.
is a double disaster here in China, with devastating flooding compounded by a super
storm,” said Save the Children’s Acting Country Director in China, Wang Le.
particularly worried about the impact the storm and flooding will have on
children, who are so vulnerable in emergencies like this.Save
the Children stands ready to respond and we will be doing all we can to help
the scale of destruction caused by Typhoon Nepartak in Taiwan is beginning to
emerge, with cars tipped over and roofs ripped off buildings. Three
deaths and over one hundred injuries have been reported.
the Children will begin carrying out assessments in flood and typhoon affected
parts of China as soon as it is safe to do so, and will plan an emergency
response to meet the urgent survival needs of affected families – especially
aid agency has been working in China since the early 1980s including in child
protection, education and health.
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