Crisis Severity The severity score from 1 to 5 is based on 31 indicators aggregated into 3 pillars (impact, conditions, and complexity)2.90 Very lowVery high 5
Impact This measures the impact of the crisis itself, in terms of the scope of its geographical, and human effects.3.60 Very lowVery high 5
Humanitarian Conditions This measures the conditions and status of the people affected, including info about the distribution of severity.3.00 Very lowVery high 5
Complexity This measures the complexity of the crisis, in terms of factors that affect its mitigation or resolution.2.30 Very lowVery high 5
Access Constraints This measures the level of humanitarian access constraints.1.0No constraintsExtreme constraints
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.?
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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