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September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
    Colombia

01 Oct 2015 description

The Philippine Red Cross continues to provide aid to families affected by armed violence in Liangga, Surigao del Sur. More recently, the PRC made provision and distribution of safe water to the evacuees.

Chairman Richard Gordon said that the PRC immediately coordinated with the local government, led by Governor Johnny T. Pimentel, in providing support to the Lumad families sheltered at the Oval Sports Complex in Tandag City.

01 Oct 2015 description

On this edition:

  • One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
  • 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
  • Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
01 Oct 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | Thursday 10/1/2015 - 10:03 GMT

A roadside bomb killed four people in a Filipino politician's convoy Thursday, while a separate bus blast left a dozen injured in the country's strife-torn south, authorities said.

The first explosion on Basilan island killed three bodyguards of local official Abdulbaki Ajibon and a fourth person, they said.

Eleven people aboard the two-vehicle convoy were also wounded but Ajibon, the vice mayor of Isabela city, was unhurt, Isabela police chief Superintendent Albert Larubis told reporters.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

01 Oct 2015 description

From the director

2014 was a devastating year with record numbers of people living in internal displacement induced by conflict, violence, disasters and natural hazards. Meeting the immense needs generated by these calamities remains one of the most challenging humanitarian tasks faced by the international community in modern times. To address these serious situations, IDMC in 2014 published 20 country overviews, 2 global reports, 8 thematic/technical reports, 32 blogs, 8 briefing/discussion papers, 22 submissions to human rights bodies.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger

At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.

30 Sep 2015 description

MANILA – A revamped and modernized repacking system has been set up by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which will speed up the production of emergency food packs next time the country faces a disaster.

30 Sep 2015 description

In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.

30 Sep 2015 description

Béatrice Boyer, assistée d'Estelle Collinet Sous la direction de François Grünewald

Villes et crises : la résilience au croisement des vulnérabilités et des potentialités

Jean-Bernard Véron1 et Olivier Ray2

29 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

By Jason Gutierrez

MANILA, 29 September 2015 (IRIN) - Has the Philippine army been in cahoots with armed groups accused of murdering civilians in the southern region of Mindanao? That’s the focus of an investigation the government has finally agreed to undertake.

29 Sep 2015 description

By Merlito G. Edale Jr.

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, September 23 (PIA) – The city government here has strengthened its intervention measures against the possible ill-effects of the El Nino phenomenon which according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(PAG-ASA) will build up until the last quarter of this year.

Reynold Lora, City Administrator, said this is a situation that needs collective actions from all sectors to help affected farmers and crop growers regain from their huge losses during the last cropping season.

29 Sep 2015 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Typhoon "JENNY" with International Name "DUJUAN" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 23 September 2015.

At 4:00 AM, 29 September 2015, the eye of typhoon "JENNY" was located based on all available data at 425 km North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes (24.2°N, 120.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph. Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Government of Japan

In simple rites held at Guiuan, Eastern Samar on September 24, 2015, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, JICA’s Senior Representative Yuko Tanaka together with Guiuan SB of Committee on Agriculture Cornelio Sison, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Executive Director Ariel T.

28 Sep 2015 description

CHINA / JAPAN

Tropical Cyclone Dujuan is currently a Category 4 storm about 200km east of Taiwan province of China.
The China Meteorological Administration issued warnings for the powerful typhoon which is scheduled to make landfall on 29 Sep. Given that there are public holidays in China, the government is working to ensure the safety of tourists visiting seaside areas.
In Japan, warnings for heavy rain, flood, storm, high waves and storm surge are in place for Ishigakijima and Yonagunijima. Flights and ships to/from these islands are cancelled.

28 Sep 2015 description
report Save the Children

Filipino ‘shortness’ due to generations of ‘stunted and malnourished’ children – Save the Children report

28 Sep 2015 description

CAMP EVANGELISTA, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sep. 28—The New People’s Army deliberately destroyed the Lumad Tribes, it’s structure, culture, and tradition, when they deceitfully created the Rebolusyonaryong Kalihukang Lumad (Revolutionary Indigenous People Movement) among tribal communities and lured some IPs to join the Pulang Bagani (NPA IP Warriors) that eventually sparked the conflict within the Tribe (Pulang Bagani vs Traditional Bagani), according to a statement from the Office of the Army Chief.

26 Sep 2015 description

After the killing of three civilians earlier this month in Surigao del Sur, approximately 3,500 people displaced from their communities took shelter at the provincial sports complex in Tandag City.

On 23 September, the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) distributed a month of food rations, including 50 kilograms of rice, 24 tins of sardines, 5 litres of oil, 2 litres of soy sauce, 1 kilogram of salt and 2 kilograms of sugar, to help displaced families to sustain their basic needs.

25 Sep 2015 description

Heavy rain and strong winds occured in Pagadian city, in Zamboanga del Sur province in Zamboanga Peninsula region (western Mindanao) over 21-23 September causing floods and landslides.

As of 23 September the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports over 1 600 people affected and over 300 homes damaged due to floods as well as one person dead due to landslides.