- WFP Philippines Country Brief, July 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 7 | August 2017
- Protection Cluster: IDP protection assessment report - Armed Confrontations and Displacement in Marawi, Issue No. 3, 14 Jul 2017
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- Dept of Social Welfare and Development: Virtual OpCen
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
- Human Rights Watch: Philippines - Events of 2016
- Philippines: Earthquakes - Jul 2017
- Philippines: Earthquakes - Feb 2017
- Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2017
- Typhoon Nock-ten - Dec 2016
- Typhoon Haima - Oct 2016
- Typhoon Sarika - Oct 2016
- Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2016
- Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine - Dec 2015
- Typhoon Melor - Dec 2015
- Typhoon Koppu - Oct 2015
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
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.
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
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/
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.
Status of Damaged Houses
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).
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).
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.
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.
ILLIGAN CITY/PHILIPPINES, 17 August 2017
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
DATE OF DISPLACEMENT: 23 MAY 2017
23,105 DISPLACED PERSONS (4,621 FAMILIES)
2,880 (576 FAMILIES) INSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS
20,225 (4,045 FAMILIES) OUTSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS
12 ACTIVE EVACUATION CENTERS
30 HOST BARANGAYS
6 WITH ECs
SOURCE: SAGUIARAN MUNICIPAL LGU (as of 24 July 2017)