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Lou Ellen L.Antonio

ILIGAN CITY/Mindanao Hour, July 30 (PIA)--The Provincial Government of Cebu donated a check amounting one million pesos for the victims of the ongoing conflict in Marawi City.

The Office of the Mayor, Marawi City, represented by City Treasurer, Anggay M. Abdullah accepted the donation from Baltz S. Tribunalo Jr., Provincial Government Department Head, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRM-Cebu).

02 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Official Foot-Dragging on Urgent Prevention Measures

By Carlos H. Conde

The Philippines’ human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic is a “national emergency,” the head of the AIDS Research Group of the health department’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) said Monday.

02 Aug 2017 description

Lou Ellen Antonio

ILIGAN CITY/ Mindanao Hour, July 31 (PIA)— The Rotary Club of Iligan Maria Christina (RCIMC) and Rotary Club of Metro Ranao, of Rotary International District (RID) 3870 received its partner Club District 3820 of the Rotary Club of Naga, who arrived in Iligan City bringing along relief goods.

Some 250 set of relief goods for the people displaced by the ongoing conflict in Marawi City were distributed to Canaway evacuation center and internally displaced persons (IDPs) of Upper Hinaplanon, this city.

02 Aug 2017 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 1 – The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DepEd-ARMM) continues to exert to ensure the welfare of the school children and teachers affected by the Marawi crisis.

Alfhadar Pajiji, DepEd-ARMM assistant secretary, said the department will be providing e-learning assistance, psychosocial first aid, and a feeding program for affected school children.

02 Aug 2017 description

COTABATO CITY August 2 (PIA) – The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM remains in the forefront in addressing the needs of thousands of displaced families in Lanao del Sur affected by the Marawi Crisis.

ARMM Gov. Mujiv Hataman on Tuesday August 1, dispatched four truckloads of rice and food packs to the provincial and local government units of Bacolod Kalawi, Kapai, Wao, Madamba, Lumbayanague and Bayang intended for a total of 19,611 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

02 Aug 2017 description

MANILA, August 2 -- The Social Security System (SSS) said it allotted around P74 million for its calamity loan assistance program (CLAP) for its active members and pensioners in conflict-hit Marawi City in Lanao del Sur and earthquake-stricken Ormoc province in Leyte.

SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc said qualified members and pensioners may avail of the loan assistance starting August 2, 2017.

02 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 360,000 remain displaced by the Marawi conflict as government shifts from response to rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Displaced communities in Marawi convey their need for more information on their return and to be included in plans for recovery.

  • The Philippines continues to increase its capacity in urban search and rescue and to have a team classified under international standards.

02 Aug 2017 description

SUMMARY

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 2,750 families or 12,329 persons affected in 113 barangays in Regions I, III, NCR, CALABARZON and CAR (see Table 1).

01 Aug 2017 description

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II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

  1. A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being serviced in 20 evacuation centres. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
01 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Protecting displaced children, families and host communities from disease and illnesses

01 Aug 2017 description

This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Maguindanao which started on 5 June 2017.

Summary

1. Situation Overview

A firefight ensued between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and lawless armed men last June 5, 2017 at around 10:30 AM in six (6) municipalities of Maguindanao: Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Shariff Aguak, Mamasapano, Datu Unsay, Datu Saudi Ampatuan and Datu Salibo.

2. Status of Internally Displaced Families/Persons

31 Jul 2017 description

Sudan (Darfur)

On 3 July, the 1591 Sudan Sanctions Committee met to discuss the report of the chair, Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine), on his 14 to 18 May 2017 visit to Sudan (SC/12903). Yelchenko briefed Council members in consultations on the work of the committee on 24 July. 

Children and Armed Conflict

31 Jul 2017 description

GENEVA (31 July 2017) – The Government of the Philippines must urgently address growing reports of human rights violations, including murder, threats against indigenous peoples and the summary execution of children, a group of United Nations experts* has said.

“Attacks are spiralling against many groups in society and we are making an urgent appeal for Government action,” the experts said in a joint call for action.

31 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Africa

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