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19 Oct 2014 description

I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 19 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network recorded two (2) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24-hour observation period

18 Oct 2014 description

l. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 18 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network did not detect any volcanic earthquakes during the past 24-hour observation period

17 Oct 2014 description

Recurrent floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, and seasonal typhoons present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

17 Oct 2014 description

By: Jen Hardy, Catholic Relief Services

People like Ric De Veyra emerge during crisis to show that it is possible to pick up the pieces in the wake of disaster.

Even the richest country in the world has trouble recovering from a major natural disaster, as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy demonstrated. So it’s no surprise that the same story is playing out in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit on November 8, 2013. It was the strongest recorded storm to ever make landfall on this nation of islands.

17 Oct 2014 description

[ACTED News] - Nearly a year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, thousands of families continue to struggle to repair or rebuild their homes. The construction of of 300 houses with ACTED’s support in Northern Leyte, one of the areas hit hardest by the typhoon, began today in the community of San Diego. ACTED with the support of ShelterBox is providing housing material, training local carpenters and mobilising community to build houses using ‘build back safer’ techniques.Teresita, aged 63 and her three grandchildren live in San Diego.

17 Oct 2014 description
report Government of Japan

Chargés d'affaires to the Philippines Tetsuro Amano and CSUPT. Carlito Romero signed the grant contract for "The Project for Providing Emergency Vehicles for the Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines" on October 16, 2014 at the National Headquarters of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Quezon City. The total amount is US$ 202,760 (approximately 8.5 million pesos) and is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

17 Oct 2014 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) expressed regret over the inclusion of 33 food packs containing spoiled canned goods and expired noodles in the 22,350 food packs distributed to Mayon evacuees over the weekend, adding that they will immediately be replaced so as not to compromise the food needs of the people.

The Department however clarified that it is not 21 sacks as previously reported.

Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that DSWD will investigate why the incident happened when the goods were only newly procured.

17 Oct 2014 description

I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 17 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network did not detect any volcanic earthquakes during the past 24-hour observation period

16 Oct 2014 description

SECTOR OVERVIEW

Natural disasters and conflicts adversely affect local economies by destroying homes and businesses, damaging productive assets, and disrupting transportation and markets. To help communities resume economic activity and rebuild livelihoods, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) supports economic recovery and market systems (ERMS) activities in disaster-affected communities.

16 Oct 2014 description

From the dusty plains of South Sudan to the tropics in the Philippines, the world saw a whirlwind of crises destroy lives, livelihoods and human dignity over the past year. Severe drought, ravaging conflict and powerful natural disasters devastated communities and pushed already vulnerable families into crisis, oftentimes lacking enough food. USAID, through its Office of Food For Peace, was there to provide emergency food assistance in those times of need.

16 Oct 2014 description

The remote villages of Marcelo and Buhisan are located in different areas of the Philippines. Marcelo is in Negros Occidental province, central Philippines, while Buhisan lies in the province of Surigao del Sur, in the south of the country. But the villages have two problems in common -– the absence of a reliable water supply system and protracted armed violence.

For years, people had to queue up or make long journeys, just to collect unhealthy water from sources like streams, rivers and open wells or a leaky pipeline. Diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases were common.

16 Oct 2014 description

As the country joins the world in commemorating this year’s World Food Day, the Department of Agriculture announced that the rehabilitation efforts in farming and fishing communities affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continue, with focus increasingly shifting from clearing operations and immediate food production to the re-establishment of vital infrastructure and market linkages.

16 Oct 2014 description

I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 16 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network recorded one (1) volcanic earthquake during the past 24-hour observation period.

15 Oct 2014 description

On this day last year, 15 October 2013, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter Scale shook the Philippines. The epicenter was located in the island province of Bohol in Central Visayas but was felt as far as Southern Mindanao. Less than a month later, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) swept through central Visayas. Although it did not cause significant damage on the island of Bohol, it had a strong impact on the emergency response.

15 Oct 2014 description

I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 15 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network recorded one (1) rockfall event during the past 24-hour observation period.

14 Oct 2014 description

Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.

14 Oct 2014 description

I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of 8:00 AM, 13 October 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volcano's seismic network recorded two (2) volcanic earthquakes during the past 24-hour observation period.