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31 Oct 2015 description

10/31/2015 - 02:32 GMT

Australia's government refused to comment on a report Saturday that said it was considering resettling refugees it currently houses on two Pacific islands in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan.

Canberra has made no secret of the fact it is in talks with a number of countries about taking refugees now living in the tiny state of Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus island but did not confirm the Kyrgyzstan option.

31 Oct 2015 description


  • General inflation in the region continued to weaken in September rising by an estimated 2.4 percent compared to one year ago.

  • In Indonesia, chicken prices have been trending downwards due to local over supply despite a recent increase in demand for poultry.

  • Thailand approved over THB 11.5 billion (US$ 323 million) to finance drought mitigation measures.

  • A record global high in wheat production has contributed to the steepest falls in wheat futures prices in 29 years.

30 Oct 2015 description

Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Koppu made landfall in Central Luzon, almost one million people remain displaced. WHO and partners are assisting the Government of the Philippines by providing targeted support using in-country resources. WHO has assisted with logistics, information management, provision of emergency kits, disease surveillance and is set to deploy more national experts and medical supplies.

30 Oct 2015 description


  • One million people have evacuated primarily across Regions I, II and III two weeks after Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the Philippines.
    Many are staying with relatives and friends or in the open nearby their damaged homes.

  • Prolonged displacement due to persistent flooding, combined with low immunization coverage in several of the affected regions, raises the risk of water-borne and communicable disease outbreaks.

30 Oct 2015 description

Current conditions and forecast

A strong El Niño prevails in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is expected to be the most powerful manifestation since 1997–98. A weak monsoon season and associated drought is the dominant feature across South and South-East Asia.

30 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Inondation, sécheresse : les impacts climatiques du phénomène El Niño risquent de s'intensifier en cette fin d'année et en 2016. CARE agit dès aujourd'hui pour protéger les communautés les plus vulnérables et leur permettre de s'adapter à ces bouleversements climatiques.

Les impacts du phénomène climatique El Niño pourraient affecter 20 millions de personnes dans les prochains mois.

30 Oct 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 30 -- As of yesterday, only 106 evacuation centers managed by local government units (LGUs) in Regions I, III, and CAR remain open, temporarily housing 5,805 families or 25,443 persons affected by Typhoon Lando.

At the height of Lando, close to 900 evacuation centers were opened to accommodate affected families.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said the decreasing number of existing evacuation centers is a good indication that evacuees are now moving towards recovery.

30 Oct 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 30 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) continues to facilitate the immediate resumption of classes in areas affected by Typhoon Lando (international name Koppu).

DepEd field offices sent engineers and staff to expedite rapid assessment and provisions of appropriate interventions. In addition to this, DepEd is closely monitoring the schools which are still being used as evacuation centers to ensure the orderly resumption of classes.

30 Oct 2015 description

Jose Mari M. Garcia

BALANGA CITY, Oct.29 (PIA) -- The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has laid out preventive measures to curtail the prevalence of dengue after nearby provinces reported outbreaks of the fatal disease.

An emergency consultative meeting among stakeholders was staged in Traveler's Hotel, Subic last October 27 in a bid to stop the rise of dengue cases through the combined force of the provincial government led by Governor Albert Garcia, and Department of Health-Region 3.

29 Oct 2015 description

Only 106 evacuation centers managed by local government units (LGUs) in Regions I, III, and CAR remain open to date temporarily housing 5,805 families or 25,443 persons affected by Typhoon Lando.

At the height of ‘Lando’, close to 900 evacuation centers were opened to accommodate the affected families.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that the decreasing number of existing evacuation centers is a good indication that evacuees are now moving towards normalcy.

29 Oct 2015 description


  • As of today, 29 October 2015, Typhoon Koppu (Lando) has left 48 people dead, 83 people injured, and 4 people still missing. Total affected families reached 696,027 families (3,041,979 people) in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, V, National Capital Region (NCR), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

29 Oct 2015 description

In parts of Luzon and the Visayas, communities suffer from the effects of a protracted armed conflict between government security forces and the New People's Army. Often living in remote and far-flung areas, these communities also struggle with poverty, making everyday life a challenge for them.

29 Oct 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Oct. 28 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as vice-chair of the Response Cluster of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has deployed personnel as part of the Task Force Ground Zero to Casiguran, Aurora last week.

The task force, who will remain in the province for 15 days, will reinforce the disaster operations as well as the recovery and rehabilitation efforts of local government units (LGUs) for families affected by Lando in the province, one of the hardest-hit areas.

29 Oct 2015 description

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PIA) – The Climate Change Commission is now accepting climate adaptation project proposals for funding under the People’s Survival Fund (PSF).

“The PSF is a locally funded effort of the Philippines to meet this investment challenge, enabling communities under threat of climate change to adapt and live sustainably. We look forward to seeing every peso in the fund count towards more climate-resilient communities. This is an investment for the future that we hope will expand further,” Secretary of Finance Cesar V. Purisima said.

28 Oct 2015 description

In response to Typhoon Koppu that hit the Philippines on 18 October 2015, the European Commission is providing €124 000 in humanitarian funding to assist the most affected populations.

This funding will support the Philippines Red Cross in delivering much needed relief assistance.

The humanitarian aid will directly benefit 2 500 families who will receive food, emergency shelter material such as tarpaulins, blankets and sleeping mats. The action will also provide safe drinking water, water containers, mosquito nets and hygiene items.

28 Oct 2015 description

1. Situation overview

On October 18, Typhoon Lando made landfall over Casiguran, Aurora. Packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, Lando moved very slowly, with speeds of only up to 3ph recorded. It crossed the areas of Nueva Ecija and the Cordilleras before exiting Luzon via Ilocos Norte. The provinces in Northern Luzon had been under varying degrees of storm warning signals for 4 days, all of which have now been lifted.

2. Effects and Damages

28 Oct 2015 description




1 . A total of 666,562 families or 2,898,507 persons were affected in Regions I, II III, IV-A, V, NCR, and CAR.

a. Inside 124 ECs - 6,304 families / 27,673 persons

b. Outside ECs 199,097 families / 863,819 persons

2 . A total of 5,426 families or 23,993 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, and CAR.

28 Oct 2015 description
report AmeriCares

Responding to a request from local authorities, AmeriCares Philippines team has distributed family emergency kits in communities in the northern region of the country affected by Typhoon Koppu. In addition to the early response efforts, the team has also done an initial impact assessment in the affected areas to determine other relief needs.