- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6, 1 to 30 Jun 2016
- ECHO Factsheet – Philippines - Jun 2016
- Regional Report on Nutrition Security in ASEAN
Appeals & Funding
- UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
A budget revision of the Special Operation 200706 has been approved for extension from July 2016 through June 2018.
WFP’s school meals programme in Mindanao has resumed since the opening of classes in June.
Benigno Aguino III ended his six-year term as Philippine president. Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the country’s 16th president in a turnover rite last 30 June.
Message from the Director
The Department of Social Welfare and Development-Field Office X (DSWD-FO X) met with an estimated 4,000 El Nino-affected farmers from Bukidnon to discuss their request for rice assistance following loss of their livelihood due to the prolonged dry spell.
The meeting ended peacefully with both parties signing an agreement that outlines the provision of rice assistance.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Cereal production in 2016 forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level
- Wheat imports in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) to remain high
- Prices of rice stable in recent months
Cereal production in 2016 forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level
Nora C. Lanuza Molde
BUTUAN CITY, July 25 (PIA) –Caraga region is the most vulnerable region in terms of La Niña event, state weather forecaster said.
En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.
Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.
Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.
QUEZON CITY, July 23 - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) set aside a total of Php563.6 million in emergency loan for its active members and old-age pensioners in nine more areas in Mindanao that were affected by El Niño.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.
The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world.
Three detailed case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts.
Read the full report
Less than a week before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office, Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo highlighted the urgent need of Filipinos for adequate and affordable healthcare as indicated by the fact that medical assistance is the number one request of those seeking support from the DSWD.
Despite the diminished effects of the El Nino, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- Field Office 10 continues to extend rice assistance to families from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, who were affected by the dry spell. Bukidnon province was among the badly hit areas in the country during the recent onslaught of the El Niño phenomenon.
About the author
Rey Ty is Insight on Conflict's Philippines Local Peacebuilding Expert. He has wide experience in academia and practical approaches to peacebuilding, human rights, gender and social justice issues, with a focus on training peace activists. Rey has a doctorate in education with cognate in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.
Based on the latest disaster report submitted to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), only four (4) families remained in an evacuation center in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mndanao (ARMM) as the Department continuous to provide assistance to the families affected by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) in Regions III, IV-A and ARMM.
Since 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with partners to increase equitable access to education for learners living in conflict and crisis-affected environments (USAID Education Strategy,
February 2011 Goal 3). The following document provides an analysis of the indicators used in Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (PMEPs) from 25 USAID Education projects1 implemented in 16 countries between 2007 and 2018.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.