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Philippines: Zamboanga Crisis Timeline (as of 3 Oct 2014)

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Fiji + 13 others
Asia-Pacific region: El Niño Snapshot - October 2014

What is El Niño?

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 - 13 October 2014)

On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated

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India + 4 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (30 Sep - 7 Oct 2014)

At least 130,000 houses have been destroyed and 87,000 hectares of crops damaged in north-eastern India. In Sri Lanka, seven people have died due to landslides and collapsed buildings.

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Aid worker diary: Witnessing people’s strength in a crisis

When a disaster strikes in the Philippines, OCHA’s Agnes Placio is one of the first responders to arrive. Agnes, a Filipino, understands the challenges faced by her people, and she uses her knowledge of her country to help OCHA Philippines respond. Agnes recently visited the Mayon volcano, which is threatening to erupt. Here is her report.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 28 | 01 – 30 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alert levels raised for Mayon Volcano

  • Flashfloods and landslides caused by Typhoon Kalmaegi

  • Sphere standards lacking in Masempla Transition Site

  • Reaching historical milestones with Bangsomoro

  • Simulation in Region VIII

  • Accountability mainstreamed in OCHA Philippines

Mayon Volcano alert levels raised

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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (23 - 29 Sep 2014)

JAPAN

Mount Ontake erupted on 27 Sep, spewing large plumes of ash and gas high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. More than 500 rescue workers have been mobilised including the local police, fire department and the Japanese Self-Defense Force.

As of 29 Sep there are four confirmed deaths with a further 27 feared to be dead and 37 injured. According to authorities, similar small scale explosions may occur in future. However, there are no indications of a large scale eruption.

4 dead

27 missing

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OCHA Regional Office for Asia-Pacific: Countries and Territories (as of Sep 2014)

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Philippines + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 Sep 2014)

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines wreaked havoc, affecting over 800,000 people, while Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Viet Nam, causing massive floods.

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Philippines: Mayon Volcano (as of 18 September 2014)

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OCHA Philippines Flash Update 1 - Mayon Volcano (19 September 2014)

Alert level 3 remains in effect for the Philippines' Mayon Volcano, as heavy rains from Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known locally as Mario) are hampering ongoing evacuation efforts.

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (9 - 15 September 2014)

About 8,000 people have been displaced by the storm in the Philippines; the Government is leading the response, including the distribution of food and non-food items to the affected people.

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