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Philippines to repatriate UN troops in Golan, Liberia

08/23/2014 10:55 GMT

MANILA, August 23, 2014 (AFP) - The Philippines said Saturday it will repatriate over 400 of its troops serving as UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights and Liberia amid security threats and concerns over the Ebola virus.

"To ensure the safety and security of the Philippine military troops deployed to conflict-affected areas, the country's contingents in the Golan Heights and Liberia are scheduled to be repatriated within the year," a Defence Department statement said.

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Massive immunization for measles, polio up

By: Easter Anne D. Doza

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 22 (PIA6) - - The Department of Health and the provincial and city health offices are set to conduct a month-long massive immunization campaign on measles and polio on September 1-30.

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Global Humanitarian Overview - Status Report, August 2014


102 million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance compared to 81 million in December 2013. Global financial requirements to cover humanitarian needs rose from $12.9 billion to $17.3 billion now.

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Governments of Philippines and Japan join hands with UN-Habitat to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

Roxas City, 18 August 2014: The governments of Philippines and Japan have joined hands with UN-Habitat to offer help to those who suffered unmitigated losses from Typhoon Haiyan.

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WHO Supports Nationwide Child Immunization Campaign

Earlier this week WHO presented the Philippine Department of Health with equipment and supplies that will contribute to the nationwide effort to protect children against measles, rubella and polio. All three diseases can cause suffering and death but are preventable if children are correctly vaccinated. During the whole month of September 2014 there will be a nationwide mass immunization activity against measles, rubella and polio.

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More Support for Damaged Health Care Facilities in the Philippines


AmeriCares emergency medical aid, power generators and other humanitarian support are reaching health facilities in the Philippines damaged by Typhoon Rammasun. When the Category 3 typhoon struck in July, it left nearly 100 dead, destroyed homes, displaced hundreds of thousands of families and left millions without power.

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ECHO Factsheet – East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific – August 2014

Key messages

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. The three largest disasters worldwide in the past four years have occurred in East and Southeast Asia.

  • Together with implementing partners, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) carries out rapid assessments of needs and delivers immediate help to those affected by natural and man-made disasters. In the period 2013-2014, the Commission allocated more than € 90.69 million in humanitarian funding to the region.

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Davao Oriental already in rehabilitation stage after Typhoon Pablo, says Governor

MANILA, Aug. 21 -- Davao Oriental is making headway in rebuilding communities devastated by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, Governor Corazon Malanyaon said on Wednesday.

“We are now in the reconstruction and rehabilitation stage. So much is going on there in Davao Oriental now, so parang alive na alive talaga ang tatlong towns. Everybody seems to have work. Everybody seems to be involved in all the activities,” Malanyaon said during a press briefing after paying a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014


• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12


  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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Red Cross tackles threat of disaster in urban areas

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is hosting a three-day workshopfrom August 19 to August 21 to address issues of growing disaster threats to urban populations.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the ever rising incidence and severity of natural disasters exerts pressure on the global community to address the threats to urban populations everywhere, most especially in Southeast Asia.

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Philippines: New UMCOR Homes for Typhoon Survivors

By Melissa Hinnen*

August 19, 2014—Purposeful work is everywhere in Barangay (neighborhood) Calogcog, in the municipality of Tanauan, Philippines. After Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, tore through the region, more than 200 homes were destroyed in this community alone. Nine months later, people are hard at work maintaining temporary shelters and cleaning up debris until new homes can be completed.

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Passionate to Save Lives: Conversations with CARE Humanitarians


This World Humanitarian Day, CARE Canada is calling on governments and international actors to show a renewed commitment to the protection of humanitarian aid workers everywhere.

“With the recent Ebola outbreak, the ongoing crises in Gaza, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and so many other places, humanitarians continue to provide crucial life-saving assistance amidst extremely challenging, sometimes dangerous, circumstances,” said Gillian Barth, president and CEO of CARE Canada.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Response - Appeal PHL131 Revision 2

ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$18,836,152 Balance Requested: US$5,585,798

In the early morning of 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), made landfall in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. With winds up to 250 kph sweeping through the region, accompanied by a storm surge of up to 5m, the typhoon caused wide spread damage and losses. Its impact was felt from provinces of Batangas and Cavite in the north as far as Surigao del Sur Province,
Mindanao in the south.