- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2 | March 2017
- Protection Cluster - Mindanao Displacement Dashboard, December 2016 - January 2017
- IFRC Surigao earthquake - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF operation n° MDRPH024, 16 February 2017
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
- Human Rights Watch: Philippines - Events of 2016
139.7 M required for 2016
29.3 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements
110.4 M funding gap for South East Asia
All figures are displayed in USD
WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
What is El Niño?
El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.
Progress report re: diarrhea cases in Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)
- OCD VIII received report from DOH-HEMS on 09 June 2016 about diarrheal cases in Eastern Visayas from 01 April - 08 June 2016 due to intake of contaminated food and water which coincided with the occurrence of El Niño where dry spell caused water scarcity experienced in highland communities.
June 17, 2016 IASC Early Warning, Early Action and Readiness Report for the period June to November 2016. The Report is biannual, with a 6 month horizon. It is the product of a group of Agency analysts. In most cases these individuals work for their respective Emergency Directors. Analysis of preparedness status is provided by OCHA. The Report complements more frequent interaction between RC/HC and the ERC as the IASC system officials accountable for ensuring interagency early action and readiness. This should take place using the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness approach.
17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.
When Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, reached the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines on 8 November 2013, it was the strongest typhoon ever recorded to make landfall. Yolanda was the deadliest typhoon in Philippine history, killing over 6,000 people as it crossed the Visayas. Millions were left homeless across an area that included some of the poorest provinces in the country, with poverty incidence in 2012 estimated at above 60% of the population in Eastern Samar and above 45% in Samar.1
The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
El Nino continues to weaken; increased probability of La Nina to develop
Analysis of both atmospheric and oceanic indicators in May 2016 shows that the current El Nino continues to weaken. These indicators suggest higher probability of ENSO-neutral conditions to occur in May, June, July
Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week.
Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)
Malaysia (No updates)
When Manila was hit by a magnitude-7 earthquake on 22 April 2016, the capital city’s 11 million residents were in chaos. I saw death and injuries by the thousand. Severe infrastructure damage made it impossible to communicate and provide aid to the affected population.
One of the greatest challenges of humanitarian crises is, surprisingly enough, ensuring the flow of accurate and reliable information between the affected people and responders. It can be as lifesaving as food, shelter and medical aid.
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 15(PIA)—The bacteria or virus that caused diarrhea outbreak in three Samar areas will be known today once the result of the laboratory examination conducted by health experts will be released.
It is expected that it will be announced by Dr. Minerva Molon, regional director of the Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas during a one hour press conference to be held at DOH regional office 8.
Experiences and expectations in conflict and peace
This book features the powerful personal narratives of women in the Bangsamoro, Philippines across generations, ethnic affiliations and social status. The insights into their struggles, featured in this book, show how women's responses to the conflict vary and how their roles have been shaped during and after the conflict.
In areas exposed to armed conflict or violence, it is not uncommon for people to be seriously hurt by weapons or explosives; they can also be maimed or killed. Such is unfortunately the case in central and western Mindanao in the Philippines, where hospitals and community health facilities quite often take in patients wounded by weapons.
In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries
Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues and friends
With wealth concentrated in Metro Manila and a few other primary cities, secondary and tertiary cities must elevate their role in spreading economic development.