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22 Jul 2016 description
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description
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Executive Summary

The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world.

Three detailed case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts.

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21 Jul 2016 description

Less than a week before Pres. Rodrigo Duterte delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Central Office, Sec. Judy M. Taguiwalo highlighted the urgent need of Filipinos for adequate and affordable healthcare as indicated by the fact that medical assistance is the number one request of those seeking support from the DSWD.

21 Jul 2016 description

Despite the diminished effects of the El Nino, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- Field Office 10 continues to extend rice assistance to families from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, who were affected by the dry spell. Bukidnon province was among the badly hit areas in the country during the recent onslaught of the El Niño phenomenon.

19 Jul 2016 description
report Peace Direct

About the author

Rey Ty is Insight on Conflict's Philippines Local Peacebuilding Expert. He has wide experience in academia and practical approaches to peacebuilding, human rights, gender and social justice issues, with a focus on training peace activists. Rey has a doctorate in education with cognate in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.

19 Jul 2016 description

Based on the latest disaster report submitted to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), only four (4) families remained in an evacuation center in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mndanao (ARMM) as the Department continuous to provide assistance to the families affected by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) in Regions III, IV-A and ARMM.

19 Jul 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

Since 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with partners to increase equitable access to education for learners living in conflict and crisis-affected environments (USAID Education Strategy,

February 2011 Goal 3). The following document provides an analysis of the indicators used in Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (PMEPs) from 25 USAID Education projects1 implemented in 16 countries between 2007 and 2018.

19 Jul 2016 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.

19 Jul 2016 description
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By Joeven Reyes

The Philippines has a long history of protracted conflict with a number of armed groups. The two conflicts that are best known are the ones with the communist movement, led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), which started in the 1970s, and the other focused largely in the Bangsamoro region of Mindanao, stemming from the struggle for autonomy and self-determination among the Moro people of the region.

19 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.

  • In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.

  • In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.

  • Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.

19 Jul 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, July 18 - Even with the forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) that the effects of La Niña which will start this August may not be as severe as the previous years, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) announced its readiness to deal with the effects of the phenomenon.

19 Jul 2016 description

MANILA, July 19 - The Department of Public Works and Highways is set to build 187 rainwater collectors in order to mitigate flooding and to fulfill the ever-increasing demand for water supply in Western Visayas.

In a media release, the DPWH said it has allocated P37.4 Million for the implementation of 187 rainwater collection system (RWCS) projects in Region 6.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

18 Jul 2016 description

IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).

EXPERT STATEMENT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS June 28, 2016

18 Jul 2016 description

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of Papua New Guinea, however, severe food and water insecurity persists in remote, isolated and inaccessible areas. Following an inter-agency food security verification exercise, an additional 46,000 people have been assessed as requiring food in Milne Bay province. This brings the current total of people in need of food assistance to 226,000 people. The Government, together with WFP and local churches, are working on a joint plan to respond to needs identified in Milne Bay.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

The devastating impacts of the 2015–16 El Niño will be felt well into 2017. This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable.

16 Jul 2016 description

​​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.

15 Jul 2016 description

Sheila Q. Patoza

KALIBO, AKLAN, July 15 (PIA) - Dengue cases in Aklan continue to rise based on the latest data count of 525 from January 1 to July 12, 2016, with teens aged 11 to 20 years old mostly affected.

Aklan Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance and Response Unit (APESRU) records showed that dengue cases in the province increased by 130.26% compared to last year of the same period with 228 cases.

It was also noted that most of the victims belong to age bracket of 11 to 20 years old with 165 cases listed.

14 Jul 2016 description

Summary

WHO and partners established a definition of what constitutes an outbreak, endemic transmission, and the interruption of mosquito-borne transmission in order to better characterize the level of transmission of Zika virus infection (Table 1, Fig. 2). This classification system was put into use as of the situation report of 7 July 2016.

14 Jul 2016 description

Globally, millions of vulnerable people are experiencing increased hunger and poverty due to droughts, floods, storms and extreme temperature fluctuations as a result of a climatic occurrence: El Niño. This phenomenon is not an individual weather event but a climate pattern which occurs every two to seven years and lasts 9-12 months. The 2015/2016 occurrence is one of the most severe in a half-century and the strongest El Niño since 1997/1998 which killed some 21,000 people and caused damage to infrastructure worth US$ 36 billion.