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19 Aug 2017 description

This is the final report on the monitored Armed Conflict in Arakan, North Cotabato on 19 July 2017, at around 1000H between the Armed Forces of the Phillippines (AFP), CAFGU, and the New People’s Army (NPA).

Number of Affected Families / Persons

There was a total of 49 families or 245 persons affected in 1 barangay in Arakan, North Cotabato.

Status of Displaced Families / Persons

19 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation Overview:

  • On 05 August 2017, 3:39PM, a magnitude 5.0 tectonic earthquake with 010 kilometers depth of focus occurred 07.85°N, 125.02°F — 011km S 52°W of Valencia City, Bukidnon.

B. Effects:

Intensity observed in Region X

  • Valencia City — Intensity V

  • Malaybalay City and Maramag, Bukidnon Intensity IV

  • Cagayan de Oro City — Intensity III

  • Kalilangan, Bukidnon — Intensity II

  • Mambajao, Camiguin — Intensity I

19 Aug 2017 description

This is the final DROMIC Report on the Flash Flood Incident in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. All DROMIC reports may be downloaded and shared by visiting: http://dromic.dswd.gov.ph/category/situation-reports/


  1. Status of Internally Displaced Families / Persons In total, 2,928 families or 15,471 persons were affected by the Flash Flood Incident in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.

  2. Status of Damaged Houses

19 Aug 2017 description


On 27 July 2017, a flood incident affected the City of Malabon and Valenzuela due to the Southwest Monsoon. The said weather disturbance continues to bring about heavy rains in Metro Manila and other areas of the country such as Regions I, CAR, III, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Weather Forecast

1) Status of Affected Families / Persons

To date, there are 4,558 families or 19,553 persons affected in 184 barangays in Regions NCR, I, CAR, III, and CALABARZON (see Table 1).

18 Aug 2017 description

On August 3, 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict adopted its fourth conclusion on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Philippines based on the Secretary-General’s (SG) report (public document of the conclusions is forthcoming).

18 Aug 2017 description

SAN JOSE, Antique August 16 (PIA) - - The Provincial Health Officer reported that dengue has claimed eight (8) lives from the period covering January to August affecting six municipalities of the province.

“We have three deaths from the municipality of San Jose, and one each for the municipalities of Anini-y, Hamtic, Valderrama, Culasi and Patnongon,” said Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo as he urged urged the community to sustain efforts in cleaning the surroundings as a counter measure to get rid of the mosquito breeding sites.

18 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

DA NANG, Viet Nam, 14 August 2017 – A newborn baby dies every two minutes in the Western Pacific Region. A major contributor to newborn deaths is the early separation from the mothers after birth. Not only do separated babies not benefit from skin-to-skin contact, they are exposed to hypothermia and hospital-acquired infections. Further, babies are often given infant formula instead of breast milk, which increases the risk of infection, malnutrition and death many fold.

17 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

Wes Bruer


The black-clad police toting semi-automatic rifles barely get a glance from children glued to the TV as officers search their home in Illigan City, near besieged Marawi, where Philippine security forces have been battling Islamist militants for almost three months in clashes that have killed 562 insurgents, 168 government troops, as well as 45 civilians, according to the latest official figures.

17 Aug 2017 description


Greetings fellow ASEANers!

The ”One ASEAN, One Response” vision, which has been shared amongst the ASEAN Community since 2015, is a comprehensive effort coordinated by the AHA Centre to help ASEAN Member States (AMS) respond to disasters as one and to establish mechanisms that reduce disaster-related losses.

17 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 31.6 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

  • 101.2 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Aug 2017 description


  • As martial law in Mindanao is extended and Marawi fighting continues, WFP provides food assistance to displaced families and supports return of displaced children to schools through school meals. WFP also provides logistics support in augmenting government relief distribution capacity and establishing emergency operation centres.

  • Funding constraints are affecting livelihood support in Central Mindanao.

Operational Updates

16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

16 Aug 2017 description

Assault on journalism and freedom of expression

Pushing norms and standards in politics, conflict and media to new extremes, leaders in every region of the world in 2016 consolidated and expanded their powers at the expense of freedom and democracy.
From armed conflict and forced migration to the spread of misinformation and the rise of right-wing populism, the chaotic and disheartening developments of the year in many ways marked the new frontiers of global repression and inequality.

16 Aug 2017 description

August 15, 2017 Rodrigo S. Victoria

NAVAL, Biliran, August 15 (PIA) – With the devastation left by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Kananga and Ormoc City in July 6, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRO), this town, has eyed several contingency measures on earthquake.

“We are near the earthquake fault line,” said Raoul Villordon, Naval MDRRMO, recently during the “Kapihan at Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan,” a radio program at Radyo Natin-Naval hosted by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

16 Aug 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) launched a 5-year developmental project in three of PRC chapters in Capiz, Antique and Aklan (CA- ANAK) to reduce health and disaster risks within its communities.

The project that kicked off on April 1, 2017 was spearheaded by the PRC’s Disaster Management and Health Services with the support from the Canadian Red Cross.

15 Aug 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON DC, August 15, 2017—A new catastrophe risk insurance program to help the Philippines better respond to losses from climate and disaster risks was launched by the Government of the Philippines, supported by the World Bank (IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and the U.K. Department for International Development.

15 Aug 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross’ (PRC) Health Services together with the PRC Cebu Chapter launched the Community Health and Hygiene Promotion Project (CHHP) in Northern Cebu on June 16, 2017 at Ala Mercedes Gold Course, in Medellin, Cebu.

The project seeks to continually address the need to improve access to public health service delivery for the most vulnerable communities to create healthier, safer and resilient communities.

14 Aug 2017 description








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