- OCHA Typhoon Haima Situation Report No. 3 (as of 22 October 2016)
- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 9, 1 to 30 September 2016
- WFP Philippines Country Brief, September 2016
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deployed assessment teams in areas hit by typhoon Nona to report on damages to infrastructure and basic lifelines in the wake of the typhoon. The assessment team went to Leyte and Northern Samar where they report disruptions in electricity and telecommunication lines.
DATE: 16 December 2015, 8'00 PM
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Tropical Storm (TS) "NONA" with International Name "MELOR" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the morning of 12 December 2015.
TC MELOR (“NONA”)
• MELOR (locally known as “NONA”) has weakened into a Low Pressure Area in the morning of 17 December, while it was moving off the western coast Luzon. Heavy rains are still affecting several areas of Luzon, causing floods, landslides and rivers to overflow. The government reported 8 deaths and 68,100 people still temporarily staying in 248 evacuation centres.
• Over the next 24 h light to moderate rainfall and thunderstorms may still affect Luzon.
MANILA, 16 December 2015 — UNICEF commends the Philippine government’s preparedness actions which minimized damage to life and property as Typhoon Melor/Nona exits the country. Improved government coordination, preemptive evacuations and responsive planning have shown that a disaster-prone country can come together to protect the lives of its citizens, especially its children.
Fund for Gender Equality’s global grant-making portfolio hits 80 Countries in six years
Date: 16 December 2015
Oisika Chakrabarti: oisika.chakrabarti[a]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org
Save the Children calls for urgent passage of the bill before end of 16th congress
Dec. 16, 2015 – As “Melor” ravages vulnerable regions in the country, Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality chaired by Sen. Pia Cayetano yesterday sponsored Senate Bill (SB) 3034 that consolidated earlier Senate versions of Children’s Emergency Relief and Protection Act, a landmark legislation that requires national agencies to create a comprehensive plan that will protect the rights of children vulnerable to and affected by calamities.
As of 30 November, there were 3,822 cases of dengue reported in 2015 for China, with majority of the cases being reported during September and October 2015. From 1 to 30 November 2015, 470 dengue cases were reported. The number of cases in the month of November in 2015 has decreased threefold compared to case numbers reported in the previous month and considerably lower than the number of cases reported in 2014, for the same reporting period. (Figure 1)
THE PHILIPPINES. After making the 1st landfall in Batag, Nothern Samar, on 14 December, Typhoon Melor (Nona) continued to move westward. More landfalls were reported from Sorsogon, Masbate, Romblon and Oriental Mindoro in the last 2 days. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated that the typhoon would exit Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) and gradually weaken and dissipate on Saturday, 19 December.
As of 2 a.m., December 16, a total of P42,237,310 worth of relief assistance has been provided by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to local government units (LGUs) in Regions IV-A, V, and VIII for distribution to families affected by typhoon Nona.
Of the amount, P38,995,900 went to the LGUs of Albay with P10,316,104; Camarines Norte, P4,965,236; Camarines Sur, P10,671,552; Catanduanes, P7,040,260; Masbate, P1,111,620; and, Sorsogon, P 4,891,128.
DATE: 16 December 2015, 8:00AM
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
As of 8 PM, 15 December, Typhoon Melor (locally known as Nona) was located 125 km Northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the centre and gustiness of up to 160 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
By Andy McElroy
BANGKOK, 15 December 2015 – More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines have been evacuated to safety ahead of a powerful typhoon in the latest example of the country’s ‘early warning early action’ approach to protect lives, livelihoods and assets.
Ahead of Typhoon Melor making landfall, the authorities warned of strong wind, heavy rain and high waves which could trigger floods and landslides and put traditional thatched homes and crops at risk.
AmeriCares Philippines team continues to provide critical medical and humanitarian aid to communities heavily affected by recent typhoons.
In early response efforts to Typhoon Koppu, the team distributed family emergency kits in the northern region of the country. The initial aid was followed by the delivery of critical supplies and equipment to damaged health facilities, including a generator for the Rural Health Unit of Dipaculao, Aurora, allowing them to resume admitting patients for their birthing facility and continue their vaccination program.
Manila, Philippines | AFP | Wednesday 12/16/2015 - 10:43 GMT |
by Joel GUINTO
Rescuers on speedboats hauled rain-soaked residents off rooftops in the Philippine countryside on Wednesday after Typhoon Melor killed at least 11 people and cut power for millions.
The typhoon, which tore in off the Pacific Ocean on Monday afternoon, caused widespread flooding across the northern and central regions and also dumped heavy rain on the sprawling capital of Manila.
[JTWC] Summary: TYPHOON 28W (MELOR), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 89 NM WEST OF MANILA, PHILIPPINES, HAS TRACKED WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 05 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 160000Z IS 19 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 160900Z, 161500Z, 162100Z AND 170300Z.
Source: Reuters - Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:22 GMT
MANILA, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Philippine Maoist-led rebels on Tuesday declared a 12-day ceasefire to mark Christmas, ordering guerrilla units to halt offensive operations against military targets and businesses from construction and mines to plantations.
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• MELOR, after making a third landfall in the vicinity of Pinamalayan in Oriental Mindoro province (Mimaropa region), continued moving west over the island. On 15 December at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over Naujan municipality in Oriental Mindoro province and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h.
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to gradually weaken while entering the west Philippine sea.
GDACS estimates approx. 4.2 million people exposed to Typhoon force winds.