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05 Aug 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the entire country.

04 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and Visayas.

At 3:00 AM, Typhoon "NORU" (International Name) was located at 1,370 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (outside PAR) with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It is moving in a West Northwest direction at the speed of 15 kph.

05 August 2017

05 Aug 2017 description

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II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)

a. As of 1 August 2017, a total of 1,656 families or 7,339 persons are affected in National Capital Region, Regions I, Ill, CALABARZON and CAR.

b. Of which, a total of 135 families / 535 persons are served inside seven (7) designated evacuation centers.

05 Aug 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 25 July 2017, a total of 1,328 suspected dengue fever cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016 (Figure 1).

China (no updates)

05 Aug 2017 description
  • 132.8 M required for 2017

  • 30.6 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements

  • 102.3 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

04 Aug 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

03 August 2017

Southwest Monsoon affecting the entire country.

04 August 2017

04 Aug 2017 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 69 countries in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). The maps on pages 6–7 provide impact analysis dis-aggregated to sub-national level.

Global Highlights

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

04 Aug 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

On March 14, 2017, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approved new rules administering the use of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund. The new Rules represent the culmination of a Coalitions for Change (CfC) effort that began in June 2015 under the Partnership of the Australian Government and The Asia Foundation. This story describes the transformational policy change in Philippines disaster risk reduction and management, the process undertaken to introduce the policy reform, and key lessons from the experience.

04 Aug 2017 description

BACKGROUND

  • The armed confrontation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Pro-ISIS militants in Marawi City has forcibly displaced 98 percent of the total population of the city, as well as residents from nearby municipalities, who were compelled to leave due to severe food shortage and/or constric on of local economies.

04 Aug 2017 description

By Franklin P. Gumapon

MARAWI CITY/Mindanao Hour, Aug. 3 (PIA) – As the government is fast-tracking the construction of transitional shelters for families displaced by the clashes between the IS-linked Maute group and government troops, the Task Force Bangon Marawi led by the Department of National Defense (DND) has conducted a series of consultations with the barangay, city and provincial officials as well as the key officials of the Mindanao State University (MSU) and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

04 Aug 2017 description

MANILA, 2 August 2017 – UNICEF and the World Health Organization jointly urged the Philippine government to increase national investments to raise breastfeeding rates pointing to a low 34 per cent of Filipino children under six months that are breastfed exclusively. Both United Nations agencies underlined the strong need to increase government investment in health and nutrition.

04 Aug 2017 description

As it continues to monitor the effects of the enhanced Southwest Monsoon in the entire country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) commends the efforts of local government units who are prompt in providing assistance to their affected constituents.

DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reiterated that LGUs are the first responders in disaster operations. At the same time, she assured them that DSWD is ready to augment their resources when needed.

04 Aug 2017 description

Summary

1. Status of Affected Families/Persons
23,176 families or 104,108 persons have been affected by the flooding incident in 26 Barangays in Cotabato City (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families/Persons 117 families or 585 persons are currently staying in 1 evacuation center in Cotabato City.

03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12942

At its 67th meeting, on 3 August 2017, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the fourth report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in the Philippines (document S/2017/294), covering the period from 1 December 2012 to 31 December 2016, agreed to convey the following messages through a public statement by the Chair of the Working Group:

03 Aug 2017 description
  • The armed conflict in Marawi between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the militant Maute Group has been ongoing for 72 days. It has already displaced 466 000 people, of which 95% are temporarily staying at private houses and host families in various towns in Lanao Del Sur, Lanao Del Norte, and Misamis Oriental. The remaining 5% (about 24 000 people) are temporarily sheltered in 75 evacuation centres, mostly in Iligan and Balo-I in Lanao Del Norte and Saguiran in Lanao Del Sur.

03 Aug 2017 description

How ASEAN deals with forced migrants shows in how far it is actually people-centered and people-oriented. This vulnerable group used to be integrated in the past. However, today it appears integration efforts are not truly inclusive.

By Andika Ab. Wahab

This article is part of our dossier 50 years of ASEAN – Still waiting for social and ecological justice.

03 Aug 2017 description

MALITA, Davao Occidental, Aug. 2 (PIA) – Governor Claude P. Bautista has led on Tuesday (Aug. 1) the ground breaking of the resettlement site and housing project intended for the families of rebel returnees and lumad (indigenous people) residents at Sitio Agik-ik, Barangay Danwata in Malita town, Davao Occidental.

Gov. Bautista said the housing project which will prioritize 62 families of former members of the New Peoples Army (NPAs), is a major component of the peace and development efforts of the Provincial Government of Davao Occidental.

02 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Information, Communication and Accountability Consultation UNICEF conducted the information, communication and accountability assessment in the following areas:

  • Brgy. Bubong, Municipality of Saguiaran,
    Juky 20, 2017 (528 families, with 48 families located in evacuation center)

  • Purok Erlindaville, Brgy. Del Carmen, Iligan City, July 24, 2017 (800-900 home-based families)

  • Landa Pamana Evacuation Center, Brgy.
    Landa, Municipality of Balo-I, July 27, 2017 (220 Families)

02 Aug 2017 description

Background:

On 27 July 2017, OCHA conducted community consultations with the displaced people at Gomampong Gym Evacuation Center, Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Using the Information Communication Accountability Assessment (ICAA), consultations were undertaken to assess current situation and evolving needs of IDPs more than two months since the Marawi conflict.
In particular, people were consulted with their information needs, preferred communication channels, and accountability mechanisms in the evacuation center.

Information Needs