Drought

“…a few drops to rinse my eyes”.

“I use a few drops of water to rinse my eyes every other day” Li Shaorong. Shiyanzi in Xundian county, Yunnan. Li Shaorong  goes on to say that he and his wife have not tasted soup for months. They’ve been eating plain rice, pickles and a few slices of radish for every meal of the day. […]


Monsoon come soon

Monsoon come soon

The full horror of drought in Yunnan is caught by this picture taken from China press.  It will take a whole monsoon season and more to rectify the ongoing disaster.  Click here for more.


A second shot of rain

A second shot of rain

A second day of rain commenced at 1715.   The storm clouds gathered throughout the afternoon, temperature dropped and at the appointed hour the winds came and whipped through the trees with erratic fury.  The debris of fallen leaves flew between the legs of pedestrians and moved on up to head and face.  Fork lightning […]


PLA provide drinking water relief

PLA provide drinking water relief

On a trip into Kunming this morning I watched as People’s Liberation Army (PLA) convoys carrying drinking water formed up in DongFeng square.  The water will be taken to the hardest hit areas of Yunnan affected by the ongoing drought. The forecast all week has been for 99% chance of rain Saturday 27th March 2010 […]