• Crisis Severity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Impact ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Humanitarian Conditions ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Complexity ?
    0 Very low
    Very high 5
  • Access Constraints ?
    No constraints
    Extreme constraints

Key figures

  • 63,400,000 People affected [?]
  • 3,960,000 People displaced [?]



Heavy seasonal rains since mid-May have caused flooding in areas of southern and eastern China including Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan and Zhejiang provinces as well as Chongqing and Shanghai municipalities.? As of 29 July, the Ministry of Emergency Management estimates that flooding has affected 54.8 million people. Economic losses are estimated to reach USD 20.66 billion. At least 3.76 million people were reportedly displaced, however detailed information on their location and needs is lacking. ?

Flooding at Chongqing, on the banks of the Yangtze River, is the worst reported since the 1940s.? Spillways had to be opened at the Three Gorges Dam to lower the reservoir’s water level, causing additional flooding downstream.?
Flooding continued throughout July as the monsoon rains moved across the Yangtze River region towards northern China.?

INFORM measures China’s risk of humanitarian crisis to be medium at 4.4/10. China’s hazard and exposure level is of particular concern at 7/10.?

Latest Developments


Heavy rains since 15 August caused further flooding in Sichuan province. Over 200,000 residents across the province have been evacuated. The provincial flood-control response level has been raised to Level I (highest). Damages to farmland and infrastructure have been reported. Sectoral needs of evacuated residents are not known at this time.?

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