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22 million people displaced by disasters in 2013, global trends on the rise
Latest report from IDMC shows that 22 million people were displaced in 2013 by disasters brought on by natural hazard events – almost three times more than by conflict in the same year.
LES POINTS MARQUANTS
Après une catastrophe, l’enjeu est de construire mieux, ce qui signifie bâtir des structures plus solides mais aussi faire participer les collectivités concernées, en particulier les populations pauvres et vulnérables.
La mise en place de plans d’action avant qu’une catastrophe ne survienne permet aux populations et aux collectivités de rebondir ensuite plus rapidement et de préserver les progrès accomplis sur le plan du développement.
The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency relief, and Iloilo City Lions Club has been supporting people in the affected areas continuously.
Typhoon "LUIS" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 12 September 2013 and exited on 15 September 2014.
I. EFFECTS OF TY LUIS
Suspension of Class for 17 September 2014
Mangin Elementary School in Dagupan City
Affected Population (Tab A) (As of 4:00 AM, 17 September 2014)
A total of 85,336 families / 371,394 persons were affected and displaced inside 51 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, VI, CAR and NCR
Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 16 September 2014, which means that magma has most likely intruded at depth and that current conditions could eventually lead to a larger eruption.
Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: Transmission remains high, and case numbers doubled between the last week of August and the first of September in Liberia; in Sierra Leone 150 cases were reported for each of the last two weeks. Fewer cases have been reported in Guinea – 49 between 5 and 7 September – but the case fatality rate has been extremely high, at 65%.
Iloilo, Philippines – The road to Sara District Hospital in the countryside of the central part of the Philippines is bordered by verdant trees and lively communities.
Children play on school yards and adults go about their daily routines. On the surface, the lives seem to go on normally.
A closer look however reveals the vestiges of the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the province just three months earlier, in November 2013.
09/16/2014 06:58 GMT
by Charism Sayat
LEGAZPI, September 16, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began leaving their homes on Tuesday as lava trickled down its slopes and authorities warned of a dangerous eruption.
Mayon, a volcano famed in equal parts for its near-perfect cone and brutal volatility, had begun to stir again with magma rising to the top and small earthquakes rattling deep inside, authorities said.
09/16/2014 09:39 GMT
by Neil CONNOR
BEIJING, September 16, 2014 (AFP) - A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China Tuesday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home.
Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres (89 miles) an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) introduced the” Information Portal for Philippine Earthquake and Volcano” during a seminar-forum on Sept. 15, 2014 at the institute’s auditorium, Quezon City. Led by its Director, Renato U. Solidum, Jr., the heads of the 4 technical divisions gave brief descriptions on the content of the portal.
1. EFFECTS OF TY LUIS
1. Affected Population (Tab A) (As of 6:00 PM, 16 September 2014)
- A total of 44,065 families / 208,279 persons were affected and displaced inside 38 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III IV-A, CAR, and NCR
2. Incident Monitored (Tab B) (As of 4:00 AM, 16 September 2014)
UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.
• ODILE made landfall near Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur) on 15 September at 4.45 UTC with max. sustained winds of 205 km/h (Category 3 Hurricane). 7 000 people are reported evacuated and shelters for up to 30 000 people have been set up.
• As of 15 September 13.00 UTC local Media reports blocked roads and power cuts in the area.
• A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the whole southern half of the Baja California Peninsula.
Typhoon "LUIS" has maintained its strength as it continues to move far away from the country.
Kagayan Evangelical Disaster Response Network (KEDRN), a non-government organization (NGO) in Cagayan de Oro City, built lofts for free as an added feature to the core shelter units constructed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for survivors of Typhoon Sendong.
“We want to help transform the lives of ‘Sendong’ survivors by providing for their needs. In our own little way, we realized that we too can be catalysts for development,” Pastor Alex Eduave, Executive Director of KEDRN said.
Rescue and relief operations are ongoing in Jammu and Kashmir after landslides caused by severe flooding that began on 2 Sep, killed at least 215 people and left 150,000 people still stranded. More than 184,000 people have so far been rescued by the armed forces and National Disaster Response Force. Around 137 relief camps are operating in the Kashmir valley assisting over 100,000 people.
184,000 people rescued
09/15/2014 10:31 GMT
MANILA, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Kalmaegi swept out of the Philippines on Monday after causing chest-deep floods in some rural areas but largely leaving the storm-prone country unscathed, authorities said.
The storm, with winds of 160 kilometres (100 miles) an hour, struck the northeast of the main Philippine island of Luzon on Sunday evening, then moved west across land before heading into the South China Sea on Monday.
Manila (ICRC) – Thousands of young children from displaced families in Zamboanga City will be immunized against measles, rubella and polio from September to October, with the aid of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The ICRC, together with the Philippine Red Cross, has been supporting the primary health-care activities of the Zamboanga City Health Office, including the mass immunization of children aged 0-5 years, under the nationwide campaign to protect an estimated 11 million children from measles and rubella, as well as polio.