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04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Rosangela Berman-Bieler

“We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to “leave no one behind”.  _Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon_

02 Dec 2016 description


23 November 2016

The LPA east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "MARCE" with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is hoisted over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

24 November 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

Completion of renovation and reconstruction of 96 classrooms in 9 schools

01 Dec 2016 description

MANILA, 1 December 2016 - On World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific calls on Member States to accelerate efforts to end AIDS by 2030. By providing for HIV prevention, testing, and treatment to all to reach the 2030 goal, countries will be making a smart investment that will avert AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections, especially among children.

30 Nov 2016 description

LAOAG CITY, November 30 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Ilocos has recently distributed livelihood assistance to some 105 drought-affected farmers from Pinili, Ilocos Norte.

On November 26, Labor Sec. Silvestre H. Bello III led the turn-over of P1,155,000 worth of assistance to Pinili Mayor Samuel Pagdilao, Sr.

“Hindi po pala kailangang maging tigang din ang bulsa pag tigang ang lupa, (Drought season doesn’t mean dry pockets),” said Aurelio Fernandez, one of the beneficiaries.

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive Summary

The Philippines is a growing socio-economic presence in South-East Asia. It has an annual growth rate of more than 7 per cent, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The well-being and successful growth and development of children in the Philippines are vital to the achievement of national development goals and targets. The centrality of children to the national agenda is clearly reflected in Philippine Government strategies and development policies.

29 Nov 2016 description
  • 139.7 M required for 2016
  • 44.1 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements
  • 95.6 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

29 Nov 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


As of 31 October 2016, there were 1,840 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).


29 Nov 2016 description

The IFRC’s forecasting partners at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) now say oceanic and atmospheric conditions in the Pacific are such that a “borderline La Niña event” is indicated.

Earlier this month US forecasters issued an official ‘advisory’ under the ENSO alert system, saying in their synopsis that “La Niña conditions are present” with around a 55 per cent chance of persisting through the northern hemisphere winter.

29 Nov 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TOKAGE continued moving north-west passing over Western Visagas and Mimaropa regions, as a Tropical Storm. It then exited in the South China Sea and continued moving north-east, weakening. On 28 November at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 170 km west of Vigan city (Ilocos Sur province, Luzon) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move south-west over the South China Sea, weakening and dissipating. Moderate to locally heavy rain may affect the eastern areas of Luzon.

28 Nov 2016 description

A inter-agency forum in the Philippine capital, Manila, on forecast-based financing (FbF) and emergency preparedness for climate risks has called on governments to promote better use of data as part of “a unified plan to respond to extreme shocks and events”.

A ‘call to action’ at the end of the one-day conference last Thursday also advocated the strengthening of risk management through science-based forecasting, prioritizing financial resources at the local level, and “more simplified protocols in line with FbF”.

28 Nov 2016 description
report Greenpeace

Solana, Cagayan; 27 November 2016 – A network of organizations comes to the aid of farmers affected by Typhoon Lawin by giving out seed and fertilizer response packages to jumpstart the province’s transition to ecological agriculture.

The People’s Food Movement -- together with local organizations, such as the Green Meadows Foundation and Solana Ecological Agriculture Group; the Local Government of Solana, Cagayan; and Greenpeace Philippines -- gave out organic seeds, fertilizers, and other farm inputs to 150 farmers in the municipality.

28 Nov 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided the Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) worth P135,260,000 to 27,052 households affected by Typhoon Lawin from November 7 to 18, 2016.

ESCAP is the assistance immediately provided to victims of disasters with partially and totally damaged houses. A uniform amount of P5,000 was given to each families as an initial help in rebuilding their homes.

28 Nov 2016 description

Tropical Storm TOKAGE, Philippines

Tropical Storm (TS) TOKAGE (or Marce) is now about 150 km West of Sinait, Ilocos Sur and continue to move Southwestward with wind gusts up to 75 kph. It gradually weakened as it left the Philippine area of responsibility. Storm Tokage is expected to dissipate in the next 48 hours.

28 Nov 2016 description

The situation

Typhoon Melor struck Northern Samar on 14 December 2015 moving westward and exited Philippine landmass through Occidental Mindoro and dissipated over the sea west of the country on 19 December. Melor left 42 people dead, almost 300,000 houses damaged and some PHP 4.3 billion (CHF 89 million) worth of agriculture and infrastructure assets affected.