China: Emergency Response to Typhoon Lekima RRF 11/2019

On August 10th Afternoon, Typhoon Lekima land on Zhejiang province—the east part of China. It affected badly in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui, and Fujian. Peak wind gust was 240km/h with as much as 211 mm rainfall, making it the strongest 2019 typhoon to hit the country so far. As of 12 August, Lekima has left 48 dead and 21 missing, affecting nearly 14.02 million people and forcing the relocation of 1.7 million people. Heavy rains and strong gales as well as floods and landslides have caused the collapse of 13,000 houses, damages to 119,000 houses, while 996,000 hectares of corps were affected by the typhoon.

ACT Alliance’s Rapid Respond Fund will support Amity Foundation that will provide hygiene kits to affected households.

RRFs-China Typhoon Lekima – 11 2019