- OCHA Typhoon Haima Situation Report No. 5 (as of 25 October 2016)
- IIED, Typhoon Haiyan: Lessons for urban disaster response and recovery, 6 October 2016
- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 9, 1 to 30 September 2016
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
20 October 2016, Eastern Samar – As Typhoon Lawin (international name Haima) ushers in, communities from Eastern Samar are now more prepared and assured of more resilient shelters and evacuation centers should another disaster threaten the province.
Philippines/Kuala Lumpur, 28 October 2016 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is deeply concerned about the welfare of thousands of people affected by Super Typhoon Haima in Northern Philippines, as details of the damage left behind by the disaster begin to emerge.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
- Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
- Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
- Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
By James Bean
In the lead-up to the Colombian peace referendum on 2 October, Colombian president and Nobel laureate Manuel Santos said, “I don’t have a Plan B because Plan B is going back to war.” Colombian voters rejected the 297-page peace deal put to them barely 40 days after it was signed. Why?
Conflicts don’t really end after a peace accord has been reached – they just change venues.
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Philippines - A major humanitarian catastrophe has been averted in the Philippines, thanks to efficient preparedness and evacuation measures by the Philippine government and its partners.
Tens of thousands of people were evacuated on Wednesday night as Super Typhoon Haima (known locally as Lawin) hit the north of the disaster-prone country in the early hours of Thursday.
QUEZON CITY, Oct. 27 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now ready to accept donations for families affected by ‘Lawin’ following the ongoing initial ground assessment in regions struck by the typhoon.
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By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC
Communities living in Northern Philippines are slowly picking up their lives one week after Super Typhoon Haima swept through the provinces in Luzon, causing widespread damage, flooding and landslides which blocked access to municipalities like Rizal and Kabugao.
As the rain begins to ease and the strong winds fade, residents living in the typhoon-hit areas are using the lull in the weather to salvage what they can to rebuild their damaged homes.
In continuation of the relief operations in ‘Lawin’-affected communities, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo said today that DSWD disaster response teams are set to hold meetings and debriefings in ‘Lawin’-hit areas with local government units (LGUs) to fast-track the rehabilitation and reconstruction of damaged shelters, speed up relief operations, and identify ways to reach isolated areas especially in the Kalinga-Apayao area.
This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.
The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.
There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.
Philippines - Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin), which ravaged northern Luzon late last week. Due to excellent preparedness by local authorities and the government, the monster storm resulted in few fatalities.
But the cost in terms of infrastructure, housing and economic impact in this generally impoverished area has been high. Reports continue to come in from affected areas, showing over 60,000 homes damaged, with 14,000 completely destroyed.
By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC
One week after Typhoon Haima left a trail of destruction in Northern Philippines, details of the extensive damage to homes and livelihoods are starting to emerge from provinces that were previously inaccessible due to obstructed roads and flooding.
Assessments conducted by Philippine Red Cross volunteers and staff indicate that shelter and livelihoods recovery remain the most immediate needs for communities in Northern Luzon.
This briefing examines the challenges the city government faced, first in the immediate humanitarian response and later during the recovery and rehabilitation phases. Drawing on these experiences, it makes recommendations for local and national government and humanitarian agencies to improve their capacity for a more coordinated, efficient and sustainable response to future disasters.
The brief provides the following recommendations to various stakeholders for response and recovery (pp. 3-4):
17 October 2016
- The tropical cyclone with international name "HAIMA" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as a Typhoon and was named "LAWIN" with maximum sustained winds 175 kph and gustiness of up to 215 kph, moving west-northwest at 22 kph. Moderate to heavy rains were experience within the 600 km diameter of Typhoon (TY) "LAWIN".
18 October 2016
Merlito G. Edale Jr.
CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, October 25 (PIA) – President Rodrigo Duterte recently visited the province and brought emergency relief assistance and aid to agriculture sector who were severely affected by Super Typhoon Lawin.
This typhoon has left the province with huge damages on properties here which include blown roofs of houses, damaged public infrastructures and destroyed agriculture crops.
1. Key points
According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Financial Tracking Service (FTS), donors have committed/contributed US$16 million of humanitarian assistance to the Philippines since the start of 2016.
The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is currently the largest humanitarian donor to the Philippines in 2016, with reported commitments of US$5.4 million.