- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue10 | 1 – 31 October 2015
- OCHA Philippines: Typhoon Koppu Situation Report No. 6 (as of 30 Oct 2015)
- IFRC Typhoon Koppu DREF operation n° MDRPH019 - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA), 21 Oct 2015
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Up to 6,000 people remain displaced following fighting that broke out between the Myanmar military and Shan State Army North in central Shan State in early Oct. Those displaced are staying in monasteries and IDP camps.
For typhoon Koppu (Lando), the Humanitarian Country Team’s Community of Practice (HCT-CoP) on Community Engagement provided minimum response support through the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) drone for assessment, set up of emergency humanitarian radio facility to support local government units as well humanitarian agencies and affected communities in the provision of two-way communication platform, monitoring of feedback and concerns of the affected communities through the social media (Facebook & Twitter), and conduct of series of community consultations in various affected …
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Government-led relief efforts are transitioning to recovery operations three weeks into the response to Typhoon Koppu.
Flooding is receding in all affected areas according to the Philippine Red Cross.
There is no report of disease outbreaks to date.
The Philippines Humanitarian Country Team concluded its collective response to Typhoon Koppu although member organisations will continue to support respective government counterparts particularly in agriculture and health.
Over 700,000 people remain displaced due to flooding caused by Typhoon Koppu.
Small-scale farmers in Central Luzon suffer dual effects of El Niño and the typhoon.
About 3,300 people, mostly indigenous Lumads, displaced in Surigao del Sur for two months.
Livelihoods key to the recovery of an estimated 28,500 IDPs in Zamboanga.
# of IDPs 713,600
# of IDPs in evacuation centres 9,100
One million people have evacuated primarily across Regions I, II and III two weeks after Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the Philippines.
Many are staying with relatives and friends or in the open nearby their damaged homes.
Prolonged displacement due to persistent flooding, combined with low immunization coverage in several of the affected regions, raises the risk of water-borne and communicable disease outbreaks.
Current conditions and forecast
A strong El Niño prevails in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is expected to be the most powerful manifestation since 1997–98. A weak monsoon season and associated drought is the dominant feature across South and South-East Asia.
Flooding is persisting in Pampanga and Agno river basins in Region III while subsiding elsewhere.
Nearly one million people have evacuated primarily in Region III with 87,300 people remaining in 310 evacuation centres.
Despite the growing number of evacuees, there are no reports of acute humanitarian needs to date that are beyond the Government’s capacity to respond; international humanitarian assistance is limited to targeted support using in-country resources.
Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) made landfall over Aurora province in Central Luzon as a Category 3 typhoon on 18 October. Upon landfall it weakend to Category 1 strength and slowed down to 3 kph. The slow-moving typhoon brought torrential rainfall along its path as it crossed the Luzon island. Reports so far indicate severe flooding and landslides in Regions I, II, III and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the town of Casiguran in the Philippines’ Aurora province on 18 October. No one was reported injured or dead from the storm, but 25,000 people have been affected with their homes damaged or destroyed and their rice crops virtually wiped out.
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The Government continues to provide relief and assess needs and damages while the low pressure area, which was once Typhoon Koppu, remained in the Philippine Area of Responsibility for the 10th day.
Flooding is subsiding in the provinces of Isabela and Cagayan in Region II while persisting in Region III, particularly in Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Bulacan and Pampanga as well as Pangasinan in Region I.
Over half a million people have evacuated of which 108,700 people are in 424 evacuation centres.