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04 Sep 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A fire that reached the highest alarm broke out on 2 March 2015 in the densely-populated compound of Parola in Tondo in the Philippine capital, Manila. More than 10,000 families (50,000 people) were affected, losing homes and essential household items. More than 1,000 houses were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Most of the affected people took refuge in evacuation centres set up by the city government of Manila.

04 Sep 2015 description


  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region in June was estimated at 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively.

  • Prices for limes in the Philippines and Thailand fell by 5.3 percent and 53.5 percent, respectively, in June, but rose by 10.6 percent in Sri Lanka. z Prices for fresh vegetables in China have been fluctuating less on the season’s more plentiful supplies, except for tomato and kidney beans.

04 Sep 2015 description

Susan C. Aro

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 4 (PIA) - - Calamity fund for the victims of typhoon Ineng in the province is already available

Governor Nestor Fongwan announced this on Thursday during the turn-over of seeds and rice assistance as agri-rehab to farmers affected by typhoon Egay and monsoon rains in July.

Following the declaration of the province under the state of calamity, financial assistance for those affected by typhoon Ineng is available and will be charged under the calamity funds, said Fongwan.

04 Sep 2015 description

Maria Teresa B. Benas

BANGUED, Abra -- Damages wrought by Typhoon Ineng had left the province of Abra under state of calamity.

Damage reports validated by the various member-agencies of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) reached a total of P667,000,500.97 worth of infrastructures and agriculture including houses that were totally and partially damaged by Ineng. Of the 27 municipalities, 16 have been severely affected.

04 Sep 2015 description

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, September 3 – Isabelinos with human rights concerns or issues, including but not limited to human trafficking and domestic violence, can now be provided with frontline services by no less than their provincial government.

Through his Executive Order No. 25 signed on August 16, 2015, Isabela provincial governor Faustino G. Dy III created the province’s Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) and designated some personnel to compose the Human Rights Action Team (HRAT) in charge of the center.

04 Sep 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- To help farmers cope with and mitigate the extreme impact of El Niño, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) encourages them to plant drought-tolerant varieties and use El Niño-ready technologies on rice production.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently reported that the ongoing El Niño condition is likely to continue until early 2016 with chances of strengthening toward the end of the year.

04 Sep 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to support and empower communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program.

The program uses the community-driven development strategy in order to involve citizens in decision-making to help resolve localized problems.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said empowering the communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through Kalahi-CIDSS remains a priority of the Agency.

04 Sep 2015 description

PASIG CITY, Sep. 4 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, in a meeting Tuesday with foreign dignitaries whose countries are members of the Peace Committee of the Southern Philippines (PCSP) under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), called for the completion of the Tripartite Review Process on the implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

03 Sep 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | 10:10 GMT

Children in the Philippines suffer from "sub-Saharan levels" of malnutrition that stunts growth in a people who have traditionally been considered short because of genetics, a campaign group said Thursday.

Although economic growth has surged in recent years, chronic malnutrition means the country has more stunted children than Ethiopia or the Republic of Congo, the Save the Children Fund said in a new report.

03 Sep 2015 description

On 10-11 June 2015, FAO conducted a Training on Fisheries and Aquaculture Emergency Response Guidance in the island municipality of Coron, Palawan, the Republic of the Philippines. The training was a direct offshoot of the Training of Trainers (ToT) on Fisheries and Aquaculture Response Guidance, held in Fiuggi, the Republic of Italy from 22 to 28 March 2015. Twelve participants, including staff from FAO Philippines and Non-governmental Organizations and representatives from three local Governments in the Calamianes group of islands, attended the training.

03 Sep 2015 description

BAYOMBONG, Nueva VizcayaAugust 28 (PIA) – The recent typhoon that hit Northern Luzon has brought damages to the town of Kayapa, prompting barangay officials to seek assistance from the provincial and municipal local governments.

Barangay Kabayo alone has already suffered damages from typhoon ‘Ineng’ such as closed roads due to landslides, swept roofing panels of school buildings and houses, damaged hanging bridges and agricultural crops.

02 Sep 2015 description

Titon Mitra, UNDP Philippines Country Director

I am very pleased to participate in the launching of this much-awaited Project of the Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.

I say long awaited not just because it takes some time for GEF projects to go from concept to fund flow but also because of the important need for building the capacities of local government units and farmers on sustainable land management in a more systematic and institutionalized manner.

02 Sep 2015 description

La FAO y el PNUD unen fuerzas en una iniciativa financiada por Alemania para dar prioridad a la agricultura en la planificación ante las variaciones del clima

1 de septiembre de 2015, Roma/Bangkok - Un nuevo programa de las Naciones Unidas financiado por Alemania apoyará a ocho países en desarrollo para que renueven y fortalezcan sus estrategias de adaptación frente al cambio climático.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.

01 Sep 2015 description

L'initiative est financée par l'Allemagne

1er septembre 2015, Rome/Bangkok – Un nouveau programme des Nations Unies financé par l'Allemagne aidera huit pays en développement à réorganiser et à renforcer leurs stratégies d'adaptation au changement climatique.

01 Sep 2015 description

On this edition:

  • ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts

  • ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more

01 Sep 2015 description

FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning

1 September 2015, Rome/Bangkok - A new UN programme funded by Germany will help eight developing countries revamp and strengthen their adaptation responses to climate change.