- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue10 | 1 – 31 October 2015
- OCHA Philippines: Typhoon Koppu Situation Report No. 6 (as of 30 Oct 2015)
- IFRC Typhoon Koppu DREF operation n° MDRPH019 - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA), 21 Oct 2015
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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on 30 September announced that a mature and “strong” El Niño now prevails in the tropical Pacific Ocean, upgrading the categorization from “moderate” conditions observed in the four months since June.
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BALTIMORE, Dec. 1, 2015—Lutheran World Relief, an international NGO working in 35 countries to develop sustainable solutions to poverty and food insecurity, marked #GivingTuesday by releasing its 2016 Early Warning Forecast of regions it is monitoring for potential humanitarian crises over the coming year.
MANILA, 1 DECEMBER 2015. On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for new action and stronger commitment from the global health community for the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Zamboanga City, in Western Mindanao, is buzzing with life again, two years after armed fighting disrupted many lives.
Around 120,000 people were displaced by clashes in Zamboanga in September 2013. Thousands of structures, including many houses, were damaged or destroyed, making life extremely difficult for the affected communities.
Oxfam GB’s Global Performance Framework is part of the organisation’s effort to better understand and communicate its effectiveness, as well as enhance learning across the organisation. Under this framework, a small number of completed or mature projects are selected at random each year for an evaluation of their impact, known as an ‘Effectiveness Review’. The project ‘Scaling Up Sustainable Livelihoods in Mindanao’ was one of those selected for an Effectiveness Review in the 2014/15 financial year.
Gregorio Gaviola, one of the survivors of Typhoon Koppu in the Philippines, broke down in happy tears when a Tzu Chi volunteer handed him a bag filled with relief supplies.
“This is enough to sustain us for the next month." the 83-year-old said of the food and clothes.
It was a scene that, on November 11, was repeated over and over as dozens of Tzu Chi volunteers worked to distribute aid to thousands of typhoon victims in the hard-hit Nueva Ecija Province of the Philippines.
Following typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines), the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in Philippines began to construct 2,000 prefab houses in hard-hit Ormoc. Construction at the resettlement site started on Sept. 27, 2014.
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 28 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Australian government are set to launch a partnership project that will enhance the DSWD’s capacity in responding to natural disasters and other emergencies.
The launch, which includes the groundbreaking for a new warehouse, will be held on December 3 at the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City.
Almost 9,000 students in six schools in Tacloban City and Tanauan, Leyte are now enjoying their new classrooms which the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) repaired and rehabilitated after sustaining damages from typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
Some 574 families or 2,793 persons from Surigao del Sur affected by the civil unrest in the province continue to receive the converged services of concerned government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the local government unit (LGU). The government and NGOs continue to ensure the safety and well-being of those who are still staying at the three evacuation centers as the civil unrest in the province is being resolved.
New Study Links Climate Change to Mounting Natural Disasters
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Nov. 26 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is intensifying its campaign to mainstream Gender and Development (GAD) and eventually eliminate Violence against Women (VAW).
The region, through its Women Commission (RCBW-ARMM), kicked-off the annual “18-day campaign to end incidences of violence against women” on November 25, in Cotabato City.
HERNANI, Eastern Samar, Nov. 26 -- Local fisherfolk from three Eastern Samar towns, who were among the victims of super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, recently received a total of 63 ‘peace boats’ to help survivors recover from the disaster.
Dubbed as ‘BangKapayapaan,’ the delivery of peace boats is a joint project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Agencia Española Cooperacion International para el Desarrollo (AECID or Spanish Aid).
By Kate Marshall, IFRC
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 over one million houses were flattened or badly damaged. Two years on, more than 66,000 homes have been built or repaired under the Red Cross recovery operation.
Spread over nine provinces in central Philippines the shelter programme has included the construction of new typhoon-resistant homes as well as cash assistance, training and materials to help some families rebuild themselves.
Manila, November 23rd, 2015 - The European Commission is providing an additional €300,000 to fund humanitarian assistance to those most affected by Typhoon Lando, known internationally as Typhoon Koppu, which hit the Philippines on 18th October. This funding will directly benefit thousands of small land-holders, farm tenants and daily agricultural labourers in Nueva Ecija, by providing them with cash transfers to support their immediate needs and provide them with income generating activities until agricultural farms in the area are rehabilitated.
Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Representatives from UNDP-supported Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia recently toured meteorological facilities in the Philippines on a cross-continental mission to explore 'New Opportunities for the Deployment of Modern Climate and Weather Information Systems.' In this blog, Pascal Onegiu Okello looks at how takeaways from the South-South learning mission can be applied in Africa.
By Pascal Onegiu Okello