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06 Aug 2014 description

08/06/2014 08:56 GMT

KHARTOUM, August 6, 2014 (AFP) - Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Khartoum says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals, official media reported.

A briefing to cabinet on Tuesday said "18 Sudanese nationals were killed in one incident due to fall of a random rocket on the area of their residence on the outskirts of Tripoli", the state SUNA news agency said late Tuesday, quoting cabinet spokesman Omer Mohammed Salih.

SUNA did not say when the deaths occurred.

06 Aug 2014 description



  • FLOODED AREAS (As of 8:30 PM, 05 August)

  • In San Narciso, Zambales, flooding still persistent in Barangays Libertad, La Paz, and Beddneg as well as Barangays Apostol, Feria, and Rosete in San Felipe, Xambales

06 Aug 2014 description

Typhoon "Jose" has maintained its strength as it moves towards Southern Japan.


Two (2) are missing in Bautista, Pangasinan (Region 1):


To date, a total of eleven (11) barangays in four (4) municipalities in the Provinces of Pangasinan and Zambales are still flooded

05 Aug 2014 description

Typhoon ''JOSE'' has weakened while moving in the general direction of Southern Japan.


To date, a total of eight (8) barangays in four (4) municipalities in the Provinces of Bataan and Zambales are still flooded.

05 Aug 2014 description

Snapshot 30 July–5 August

OPt: As a 72-hour truce begins, 1,179 civilians have been reported killed since Operation Protective Edge started. A third of the population of the Gaza Strip – 485,000 people – have been displaced, an increase of 270,000 since last week. Most IDPs are staying in schools, which are severely overcrowded. The health system is overwhelmed.

05 Aug 2014 description

Typhoon "Jose" has maintained its strength and continues to move in a north northwest direction

A. Flooded Areas

A total of 8 barangays in 3 municipalities were flooded in the provinces of Bataan and Zambales.

05 Aug 2014 description

By: Charmaine Suzette Leonore P. Tadlas

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 4 (PIA) -- A reporting system has been created by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to improve its data collection and dissemination during disasters.

05 Aug 2014 description

From the Department of Agriculture

Barely two weeks after Typhoon Glenda devastated Bicol and several other areas in Luzon and Visayas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched on Friday (August 1) its rehabilitation blueprint for the agri-fishery sector in the region, starting with the distribution of initial assistance valued at nearly P6 million to affected farmers and fisherfolk in Sorsogon.

04 Aug 2014 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the east of the Philippines in the late afternoon of Tuesday, 15 July. It crossed the Northern Capital Region (NCR) area on Wednesday morning of 16 July, pounding the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and interrupting telecommunication lines in its path. Rammasun left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 17 July 2014 through the sea west of the country.

04 Aug 2014 description

The CFSI Annual Report for 2013 gives a sketch of CFSI’s accomplishments and ongoing efforts in rebuilding lives in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. Throughout the succession of emergencies in 2013, CFSI carried out relief, early recovery, and reconstruction, as well as capacity strengthening with local partners and policy advocacy at the regional and global levels.

02 Aug 2014 description

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

01 Aug 2014 description

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

01 Aug 2014 description
report ShelterBox

Typhoon Rammasun, known locally as Typhoon Glenda, swept through the north of the Philippines on 16 July with winds of 180km and torrential rains. As the typhoon passed through the region it flattened thousands of homes, built largely of fragile materials like bamboo and thatch, as well as felling many of the region’s coconut trees. Coconut trees are the primary source of income for many of the region’s inhabitants who harvest them for copra, the raw material used to make coconut oil.

01 Aug 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:17 GMT
Author: Reuters

MANILA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday.

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