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24 Apr 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Kristin Myers

Today, on Earth Day, we examine how climate-smart solutions hold the key to lifting people out of poverty.

We have been sharing the faces of the hunger crisis  in East Africa — bringing you the human stories that have sprung from devastating climate disasters in countries like Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

23 Apr 2017 description
report Oxfam

Mapping of resilience work in Asia

21 Apr 2017 description


Critical funding levels continue to limit WFP’s support to vulnerable food insecure populations in Central Mindanao.

Operational Updates

  • WFP reached 70,125 people in March – this includes 62,608 school children from 269 primary schools in Central Mindanao who were provided with hot, nutritious meals, and 7,517 children aged 6-23 months who received specialised nutritious food to prevent the long-term negative effects of inadequate nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life.

21 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

GFDRR supports governments in designing financial protection strategies and instruments to respond to natural disasters. The Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) leads the dialogue on financial resilience as a component of the World Bank’s support to countries in better managing disasters and climate shocks. The initiative connects financial expertise with risk management across many sectors, bringing countries comprehensive solutions and helping them to become more effective in managing their own risk.

21 Apr 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) hopes to complete by the end of June 2017 the distribution of P5,000 financial assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Regions VI, VII, VIII, and the Negros Island Region (NIR) who have not received Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) from the government.

20 Apr 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, April 21 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) of Batangas, is now assisting the provincial local government in the validation of damaged houses and infrastructures affected by the twin earthquakes that hit the province on April 8.

20 Apr 2017 description

Editors Note

Greetings fellow ASEANers!

This month’s edition of The Column covers a workshop that the AHA Centre conducted for the Familiarisation of DELSA Stockpile and THE ACT, where we provided training and simulation exercises at the WFP/UNHRD warehouse in Subang, Malaysia. It is the responsibility and function of the AHA Centre to continuously strengthen and deepen the ASEAN’s thinking of disaster management, to ensure that the region has a collective response to disasters.

20 Apr 2017 description


  • At 5:21 AM, 12 April 2017, a moderate earthquake of magnitude 6.0 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 13 km northwest of Wao, Lanao del Sur at a depth of 1 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of a northwest trending active fault in the area.

19 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank

Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Project cites gains in confidence-building for conflict-affected areas

DAVAO CITY, APRIL 18, 2017 – Development partners reaffirmed commitment to helping the Philippines achieve long-lasting peace and progress in Mindanao as the long-running Mindanao Trust Fund-Reconstruction and Development Project (MTF-RDP) supporting peace and development in Mindanao closed today.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

19 Apr 2017 description

The continuing joint operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in pursuit of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has already affected the residents of 51 barangays in the municipalities of Clarin, Inabanga, Sagbayan (Borja,) and Tubigon in Bohol.

19 Apr 2017 description


  • At 5:21 AM, 12 April 2017, a moderate earthquake of magnitude 6.0 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 13 km northwest of Wao, Lanao del Sur at a depth of 1 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of a northwest trending active fault in the area.

18 Apr 2017 description

Relief assistance continues to pour in Lanao del Sur almost a week after the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the municipality of Wao leaving several damaged houses and infrastructures.

17 Apr 2017 description


On 12 April, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck in Lanao del Sur province (Mindanao) affecting about 2,800 people in the town of Wao. No casualties have been reported. To date, 652 houses were damaged.

Regional disaster management authorities have augmented local relief efforts and continue to closely coordinate with municipal authorities.

2,800 people affected

17 Apr 2017 description

Families living in communities along the coastal areas in the municipalities of Tingloy, Mabini, Lemery, Taal, and San Luis in Batangas Province who took pre-emptive evacuation for fear of Tsunami as a result of the earthquake on April 8 have already returned to their respective houses.

Although the situation in the province is starting to normalize, the DSWD-Field Office (FO) CALABARZON is still closely coordinating with concerned Local Government U nits (LGUs) to assess the status of affected families and determine their needs.

17 Apr 2017 description


Storm Storm hit three communes in Ky Son District, Nghe An Province, damaging 70 houses and injuring 2 people.


Flood Aceh Province was surrounded by flood. In Southeast Aceh District, flashflood has caused 2 deaths and affected nearly 3,500 people. Flood also affected 1,748 people in West Aceh District. Subsequently, flood also submerged many houses in East Aceh and Nagan Raya Districts.


17 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

10 February 2017 – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off the coast of north-eastern Mindanao

11 February – Surigao City is placed under state of calamity

16 February – IFRC approved a http://reliefweb.int/node/DREF allocation worth CHF 127,672

5 March – a magnitude 5.9 aftershock strikes the area. Since the M 6.7 earthquake, almost 300 aftershocks have been reported

15 Apr 2017 description


13 April 2017
The monitored Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 900 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.0°N, 134.5°E).

14 April 2017
The LPA 'f'as estimated based on all available data at 615 km East of Surigao City, Suriga9 del Sur (9'.8°N, 131.0°E) at 10:00 AM.

At 4:00 AM, the LPA developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "CRISING".