- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 1, 1 Dec 2015 – 15 Jan 2016
- Oxfam: Livelihoods in the Philippines: Impact evaluation of the project 'scaling up sustainable livelihoods in Mindanao'
- Cyphoons and Floods - Emergency Appeal n° MDRPH020
Appeals & Funding
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
Since 22 June 2015, Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has been affecting Mindanao. Moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstormswere experienced in Regions IX, XII and ARMM, resulting to flashfloods and flooding especially in the low-lying areas.
A. Affected Population (Tab A)
"1. As of 04 July 2015, a total of 25,738 families / 125,699 persons were affected in 193 barangays of 24 municipalities and 2 cities in 5 provinces of Regions IX, XII and ARMM.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Uncertain prospects for 2015 main season rice crop due to below-average rains
Cereal imports in 2014/15 marketing year (July/June) projected to increase from last year’s high level
Prices of rice continued to weaken over past few months
Iraq - Conflict
• Lack of access to safety remains a grave concern as internally displaced persons (IDPs) from AlAnbar governorate are being prevented from leaving insecure areas.
• Threats of forced evictions, displacement and return movements in central Iraq are multiplying.
• Residents of Al Riyadh sub-district, in southwest Kirkuk, were requested by ISF to leave their village on 2 July.
MAKATI, July 3 – Shortage in fuel supply will not be a problem in case a disaster strikes with the oil companies committing to ensure fuel is available during critical period.
The Philippine Institute of Petroleum (PIP), composed of the country’s leading oil companies, signed yesterday the implementing guidelines of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with key government agencies, to ensure stable fuel supply in Metro Manila in cases of disaster, arising from earthquakes, typhoons, floods, fire, and spills.
MANILIA, 3 July 2015 (IRIN) - This week’s sinking of a ferry in the Philippines, at a cost of at least 40 lives, has given added urgency to calls for a probe of the maritime sector in an archipelago beset by similar disasters.
The Kim Nirvana had just left the port of Ormoc in the central Visayas region on Thursday when it turned on one side. Within hours, only the boat’s red hull was visible, with passengers trapped inside, the Coast Guard said.
Of the 173 passengers, 40 were confirmed dead and another 21 were unaccounted for.
QUEZON CITY, July 3 -- The Department of Education (DepEd) has required all elementary and secondary schools to promote family preparedness for earthquakes As part of the observance of the National Disaster Consciousness Month.
This is outlined in the DepEd Order 27, series of 2015 through school activities.
DepEd in a statement said that disaster preparedness should be anchored in family readiness, not just in individual preparedness.
Barangay Pawa, Philippines 2 July 2015— Rising from the wreckage of Super Typhoon Haiyan, 660 families finally completed the building of their houses and 54 community infrastructure projects in 28 communities in Capiz and Iloilo as the Post-Yolanda Support for Safer Homes and Settlements project implemented by UN-Habitat came to a close last month.
From 2012 to 2014, over 370,000 people have been displaced by armed conflict involving non-state armed groups. In February and March 2015, a-month-long joint law and order operations led by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) left over 125,000 people displaced in 15 municipalities of the province of Maguindanao in Central Mindanao.
HIV/AIDS programme managers and community groups join hands to strengthen and expand HIV testing
Joint news release of WHO and UNAIDS
June 2015 – Trends
Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia
July 2015 – Watchlist
Conflict risk alerts
Conflict resolution opportunities
Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, July 1 (PIA) -- The Army 7th Infantry Division and 703rd Brigade, through the help of civil society organizations, were able to complete the construction of a single classroom building in barangay Ariendo in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija.
The village was among the severely battered during the onslaught of twin typhoons “Winnie” and “Yoyong” in 2004 where it was isolated for days.
CONSUELO B. ALARCON
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, July 1 (PIA) –As part of the government’s intervention to help ease up the burden of Yolanda survivors' lack of shelters, the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office 8 and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Acquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) inaugurated Monday the “Do it Yourself” (DIY) Bamboo Shelter at DOST grounds, Government Center, Palo, Leyte.
Five months to go before the second year commemoration of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and its partners continue to provide recovery assistance to Yolanda affected communities and individuals. The Red Cross Movement’s overall response to Yolanda has been collective and massive in terms of the number of areas covered, the variety of services provided, and the amount of assistance given to families and individuals.
Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.
In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.
Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.
Central Visayas region of the Philippines was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, whose epicentre was in Bohol Province, on the morning of 15 October 2013. The quake, which was described as the strongest to hit the region in more than 20 years, left more than 220 people dead and displaced some 75,000 families (370,000 people) in Bohol alone. Significant destruction to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, flood control facilities, school buildings, hospitals and other public buildings was reported to reach Philippine peso (PHP) 2.2 billion.
By Alisa Tang
BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of massive floods, storms and earthquakes.
Elevation and Bathymetry
The region is home to the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolungma in China) at 8,848m, as well as the deepest surveyed point in the oceans,
Challenger Deep in the Marianas Trench at 10,911m.