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Malaysia + 13 others
Dengue Situation Update, 21 October 2014

Update on the dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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 + 1 other
US Backs IOM Anti-Trafficking Activities in Typhoon-affected Areas of Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern about human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this problem since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers.

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Ilocos Norte youth raise funds for storm victims' education

By: Cherry Joy D. Garma

LAOAG CITY, October 17 (PIA) - The Ilocos Norte provincial government through its youth organization will put up a two-day bazaar beginning Saturday, October 18 to raise funds for the education of students who were victims of Typhoon Mario.

The Artisan bazaar, to be supervised by the youth arm ‘Sirib Express,’ calls netizens to take part by donating their used clothing, shoes, and accessories, among others, which will then be sold to patrons.

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Beneficiaries perceive brighter future in Habitat for Humanity villages


BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 17 (PIA) – The beneficiaries of the Butuan Habitat for Humanity housing projects in Barangays Loyola and Talisay in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur bared in particular that their access to decent shelter gave them the hope to coexist through an improved way of living and by worrying no more the obstacle of dealing housing crisis.

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50 responders finish collapsed structure search and rescue training course

FORT DEL PILAR, BAGUIO CITY, Oct 18. (PIA) – Some 50 city responders and uniformed men are now more capable and knowledgeable in search and rescue skills after completing the 8-day Collapsed Structure Search and Rescue Training Course held in this mountain resort.

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Guv says Benguet people more ready for disaster

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 19(PIA) -- As the province of Benguet commemorated the fifth anniversary of typhoon Pepeng on October 9, Governor Nestor Fongwan said that the people of Benguet are more prepared for calamity.

Fongwan said that after the Little Kibungan tragedy in barangay Puguis this town, that left at least 70 dead and several families homeless, and the other major disasters that occurred in the province, people in Benguet are now more conscious of their environment during calamities.

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LGU-Tacurong pledges to push WaSH strategies

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Oct 20 (PIA) -- The city government here has vowed to instutionalize the WaSH strategies of the United Nations Children’s Fund and promote the advocacy of the Single Drop for Safe Water (SDSW).

WaSH, which stands for water, sanitation and hygiene, is a strategy of UNICEF which aims to mobilize community leaders and members to ensure that problems on water sanitation and hygiene are not left on sidelines.

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Valenzuela’s Liveable City Plan among PHL’s best

VALENZUELA CITY, 21 OCT. (PIA)--Valenzuela City Government’s design proposal for a liveable and disaster resilient city has been judged second best at the government/evacuation center category of the Liveable Cities Design Challenge (LCDC) at the PICC in Pasay, Oct. 15, 2014.

LCDC panel of judges highlighted the “Tayo Na Valenzuela! The Comprehensive Disaster Preparedness Plan”for its “systematic and comprehensive design in addressing the city’s disaster vulnerability, and for the efficient execution of disaster plans, coupled with effective governance.”

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LGU-Tacurong turns over vehicle to volunteer group

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Oct 21 (PIA) -- The city government of Tacurong turned over Monday a brand new vehicle to the city’s premier disaster and emergency response volunteer group.

Tacurong City Mayor Lina Montilla led the turn over ceremony of a P2-million vehicle to the Tacurong Responsive Assistance and Coordinated Emergency Search and Rescue (TRACER).

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OPAPP, PCW to mainstream women in peace concerns in gov't

MANILA – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) recently made history with the signing of a circular that aims to ensure that concerns on peace and women are better integrated in government programs and services in conflict-affected areas.

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As volcano awakens, Philippines 'zero casualty' record faces test


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:15 GMT
Author: Imelda Abano

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The Philippines’ most active volcano, Mayon, is showing signs of a big eruption within weeks, with streams of lava seen flowing out of its dome on Sunday.

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World + 31 others
IOM Humanitarian Compendium 2014 - Revised Requirements

IOM’s updated Humanitarian Compendium is now available in a new online platform: The Humanitarian Compendium charts the humanitarian needs and strategic priorities of IOM in more than 30 countries for 2014, as coordinated at the inter-agency level, and reflected in Inter-Agency Response Plans and IOM Appeals. The Humanitarian Compendium will be updated on a rolling basis to reflect changes in requirements and funding received.

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MR-OPV vaccine needed for increasing measles cases

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) – The increasing number of measles cases in the country is among the reasons for the mass immunization being conducted by the Department of Health nationwide.

During the Kapihan sa Baguio media forum on Thursday, DOH-Cordillera Administrative Region Assistant Regional Director Amelita Pangilinan said that there are 117 confirmed cases of measles from January to October this year compared to 60 cases for the same period last year with a reported death from Baguio City. This represents a 95 percent increase of measles cases in the region this 2014.

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Floods affect 66 Capiz villages

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A total of 66 barangays in Capiz experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain here, October 19.

Report from the Capiz provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 6 a.m. today disclosed that the heavy rains put many barangays, especially the rice fields, underwater.

Of the total affected barangays, 17 were in Mambusao, 15 in Panitan, 13 in Sigma, six in Panay, five in Pontevedra, four each in Dao and Sapian, and one each in Ivisan and Roxas City.

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DavOr LGU provides cash aid to fire victims, rice assistance to villagers

GOVERNOR GENEROSO, DAVAO ORIENTAL October 20, 2014— The provincial government of Davao Oriental distributed cash aid and rice assistance to families in the village of Tibanban in Governor Generoso last October 14.

Thirty-five families received cash aid while some 2,489 poor families received rice assistance, distributed at the barangay gym.

Personally handed over by Gov. Corazon N. Malanyaon, the cash aid distribution responds to the fire incident here last August, which burned residents’ houses down to the ground.

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Philippines: Zamboanga Crisis Timeline (as of 3 Oct 2014)

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World + 10 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - East Asia and the Pacific | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.