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10 Sep 2015 description

Manila (ICRC) – Around 2,700 people fled their homes in Surigao del Sur, Eastern Mindanao, in the aftermath of armed violence last week. To support them, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) provided relief items on 8 September.

The displaced families, mostly from Lianga and San Miguel municipalities, took shelter at the provincial sports centre in Tandag City, where they are finding it difficult to meet their basic needs, having had to leave everything behind.

10 Sep 2015 description

What's Inside:

• How Your Gift Brought Back Hope

• Philippines and Asylum: A Historical Perspective

09 Sep 2015 description
report Inter Press Service

By Jed Alegado and Angeli Guadalupe

Jed Alegado is an incoming graduate student at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, Netherlands. Angeli Guadalupe is a medical doctor currently studying under the University of Tokyo's Graduate Program on Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative. The two are Climate Trackers from the Adopt a Negotiator Project.

08 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 2–8 September 2015

Yemen: The health system in Taizz governorate is close to collapse. All public hospitals have closed, and the remaining health facilities are overwhelmed by severely injured people as well as a dengue outbreak. Access remains severely restricted across the country. Hudaydah port, the main entry point for humanitarian supplies in north and central Yemen, remains closed, and road transport from Aden port to northern governorates remains limited.

08 Sep 2015 description

In September 2013, fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and government forces and displaced some 118,000 people in Zamboanga City. Out of over 17,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) who remain in 12 transitional sites across the city today, almost two-thirds are Tausug people, who originate in Sulu archipelago and the northern part of Borneo Island. About one-third are indigenous peoples of Zamboanga, majority of whom are Sama Badjaos (or Badjaos) who are sometimes referred to as “sea gypsies”.

08 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 17,000 IDPs remain in 12 transitional sites two years after the conflict in Zamboanga, including some 5,400 indigenous people.

  • Traditional communication system of indigenous people in Maguindanao is adopted for community-based early warning.

  • World Humanitarian Day celebrations take place across the Philippines.

  • New food security analysis in Mindanao finds 12.6 million people suffering chronic food insecurity.

08 Sep 2015 description

Manila (ICRC) – Over 60 years after ratifying the Geneva Conventions, the Philippines has achieved much progress in implementing international humanitarian law (IHL). The country is showing its commitment to further strengthening legal protection for victims of armed conflict by moving forward with a bill protecting the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), which is currently pending approval by Congress.

08 Sep 2015 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No Update)

As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years. (Figure 1)

Malaysia

07 Sep 2015 description

Featured Stories:

•Asia-Pacific region achieves MDG hunger target, but millions still chronically hungry

•Three new projects launched to restore agricultural livelihoods and food security in Mindanao

•IPC chronic food security analysis of Mindanao

•Building more resilient farming communities after Typhoon Haiyan

•Partnerships: working together to improve food security

07 Sep 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The government of Japan turned over the equipment of fisheries center to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on September 3, 2015 in Municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar for the Japan-funded Program for the Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. The ceremony was attended by First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Kenji Terada, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Koji Otani and Vice Municipal Mayor of Guiuan, Rogelio O. Cablao. In each ceremony, the representatives of recipients expressed their deepest appreciation.

04 Sep 2015 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A fire that reached the highest alarm broke out on 2 March 2015 in the densely-populated compound of Parola in Tondo in the Philippine capital, Manila. More than 10,000 families (50,000 people) were affected, losing homes and essential household items. More than 1,000 houses were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Most of the affected people took refuge in evacuation centres set up by the city government of Manila.

04 Sep 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region in June was estimated at 2.5 and 2.4 percent, respectively.

  • Prices for limes in the Philippines and Thailand fell by 5.3 percent and 53.5 percent, respectively, in June, but rose by 10.6 percent in Sri Lanka. z Prices for fresh vegetables in China have been fluctuating less on the season’s more plentiful supplies, except for tomato and kidney beans.

04 Sep 2015 description

Susan C. Aro

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Sept. 4 (PIA) - - Calamity fund for the victims of typhoon Ineng in the province is already available

Governor Nestor Fongwan announced this on Thursday during the turn-over of seeds and rice assistance as agri-rehab to farmers affected by typhoon Egay and monsoon rains in July.

Following the declaration of the province under the state of calamity, financial assistance for those affected by typhoon Ineng is available and will be charged under the calamity funds, said Fongwan.

04 Sep 2015 description

Maria Teresa B. Benas

BANGUED, Abra -- Damages wrought by Typhoon Ineng had left the province of Abra under state of calamity.

Damage reports validated by the various member-agencies of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) reached a total of P667,000,500.97 worth of infrastructures and agriculture including houses that were totally and partially damaged by Ineng. Of the 27 municipalities, 16 have been severely affected.

04 Sep 2015 description

CITY OF ILAGAN, Isabela, September 3 – Isabelinos with human rights concerns or issues, including but not limited to human trafficking and domestic violence, can now be provided with frontline services by no less than their provincial government.

Through his Executive Order No. 25 signed on August 16, 2015, Isabela provincial governor Faustino G. Dy III created the province’s Human Rights Action Center (HRAC) and designated some personnel to compose the Human Rights Action Team (HRAT) in charge of the center.

04 Sep 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- To help farmers cope with and mitigate the extreme impact of El Niño, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) encourages them to plant drought-tolerant varieties and use El Niño-ready technologies on rice production.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recently reported that the ongoing El Niño condition is likely to continue until early 2016 with chances of strengthening toward the end of the year.

04 Sep 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, Sep. 4 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to support and empower communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) program.

The program uses the community-driven development strategy in order to involve citizens in decision-making to help resolve localized problems.

DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said empowering the communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda through Kalahi-CIDSS remains a priority of the Agency.

04 Sep 2015 description

PASIG CITY, Sep. 4 -- Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles, in a meeting Tuesday with foreign dignitaries whose countries are members of the Peace Committee of the Southern Philippines (PCSP) under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), called for the completion of the Tripartite Review Process on the implementation of the 1996 Final Peace Agreement with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).