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28 Jul 2017 description

Impact of Climate Change & Exposure to Disasters

28 Jul 2017 description

Humanitarian situation

  • The fighting between government forces and the Maute group in Marawi City,
    Lanao del Sur, has continued for more than two months. Recent drone footage has shown the extent of damage to many houses in Marawi City. A number of human remains in skeletal state have been recovered by the authorities, but it is feared that more have yet to be retrieved.

28 Jul 2017 description

The Disaster Response Assistance Management Bureau (DReAMB) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is currently on blue alert as it monitors the progress of tropical storm ‘Gorio’ which is now causing heavy rains in various areas in Luzon and Visayas including the National Capital Region.

Blue alert is the second stage of alert for an approaching storm during which emergency preparations are carried out according to plan.

28 Jul 2017 description

Description

The Tropical Storm "Nesat" (Gorio), which developed since 25 July, has intensified while moving northward with sustained wind up to 80 kph. Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to occur in the area within the storm track.

28 Jul 2017 description

Situational Overview

On 27 July 2017, a flood incident affected the City of Malabon and Valenzuela due to the Southwest Monsoon. The said weather disturbance continues to bring about rains in Metro Manila and regions such as Region I, CAR, III, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Weather Forecast

Number of Affected Families / Persons

To date, there are 326 families or 1,254 persons affected in 4 barangays in Regions III and NCR.

Status of Displaced Families / Persons

27 Jul 2017 description

Situational Overview

On 27 July 2017, a flood incident affecting the City of Malabon and Valenzuela due to Southwest Monsoon.

Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Weather Forecast

Number of Affected Families / Persons

To date, there are 183 families or 664 persons affected in 8 Barangays in 2 Cities in NCR.

Status of Displaced Families / Persons

A total of 183 families or 664 persons were displaced and served in NCR; all of which opted to stay with their relatives and friends.

27 Jul 2017 description

CEBU CITY, July 14 (PIA) --- To achieve disaster resilience in the community, Cebu City and Provincial Disaster Officers emphasized that disaster preparedness must start in the family.

“Whatever activities we did, balik gyud ta sapamilya kay kung andam ang pamilya, luwas ang Sugbuanon,” Katherine dela Calzada, Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer IV of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), said during the recent Kapihan sa PIA at the Plenary Hall of the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc (RAFI) this city.

27 Jul 2017 description
report CARE

Since the year 2000, disasters have been responsible for the loss of one million lives.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisations, CARE is one of the first to respond and the last to leave when disaster strikes. But there’s also a lot of work that we do preparing communities for disaster, to reduce their impact.

26 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 with winds of up to 225 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 315 kph. Haima left 14 people dead and more than 2.4 million people affected in 5 regions across Luzon.

26 Jul 2017 description

Feature

China

Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July

Context

26 Jul 2017 description

Situation Overview

Synopsis: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression "Gorio" was estimated based on all available data at 565 km East of Legazpi City, Albay (13.5°N 128.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 15 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of Luzon and Visayas.

26 Jul 2017 description

SUMMARY

  1. Number of Affected Families / Persons

a) To date, 49 families or 245 persons have been affected in Brgy. Napaliko, Arakan, North Cotabato in Region XII .

  1. Cost of Assistance

To date, a total of Php 34,500.00 worth of food assistance was provided by the Local Government Unit of Arakan, North Cotabato.

26 Jul 2017 description

As the armed crisis in Marawi City continues to displace families in the two provinces of Lanao, the Philippine government, led by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo, Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr., and Task Force “Bangon Marawi” executive director and Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Cesar Yano, recently received the assistance from the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) at the Laguindingan Airport, Misamis Oriental.

26 Jul 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 14 July 2017, a total of 1,056 suspected dengue fever cases were reported in 2017. The total number of reported dengue cases including dengue haemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome was lower than the 3 year-threshold of the same period from 2014-2016.

China

25 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Duterte Should Sign ‘Safe Schools Declaration,’ Not Threaten Students

By Carlos H. Conde

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened airstrikes on schools for indigenous children on the southern island of Mindanao that he alleged are teaching “subversion [and] communism.”

“I will bomb those schools,” Duterte said on Monday. “I will use the Armed Forces, the Philippine Air Force…because you’re operating illegally and you’re teaching the children to rebel against government.”

25 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

Since January 2014, Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience. This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations.

This Paper’s Intended Audience

25 Jul 2017 description

The UK Met Office and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST PAGASA) established a three-year collaboration agreement on scientific weather-related research to improve weather and climate services. Last July 21, 2017, PAGASA Administrator, Dr. Vicente Malano, and Met Office Director for Meteorological Science, Dr. Simon Vosper, signed the agreement, which also marks the official launch of the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia Programme in the Philippines.

25 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.

25 Jul 2017 description

Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Division

1. ESCAP and CFW for the Typhoon “Lawin”-Affected Households in CAR, Regions I, II and III:

  • Targets 200,624 households with damaged houses costing P2,755,713,635.00 at P30,000.00 each for households with totally damaged houses and P10,0000.00 each for those with partially damaged shelters:

  • A total of 161,474 households with damaged houses is targeted to avail the initial assistance of P5,000.00 each amounting to P807,370,000.00;