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18 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • More than 41,200 houses were destroyed; families whose houses need reconstruction will face prolonged displacement and require extended humanitarian aid.

  • Authorities to ensure worst-affected communities in Region VIII receive uninterrupted aid during the approaching holiday season.

  • No indication of disease outbreaks to date.

  • International assistance limited to localized and targeted support using in-country resources to complement government relief efforts.

17 Dec 2014 description

Needs:

  • Communities have less access to radio, TV, internet and even print media in most affected areas.

Response:

  • Far East Broadcasting Company-First Response Radio (FEBC-FRR) and PECOJON humanitarian radio (98.7 FM) started to broadcast in the municipality of Taft, Eastern Samar. The radio station is live on air from 5 am to 9 pm for public service announcements, humanitarian response updates and other life-saving information.

15 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • About 90 per cent of the evacuees returned home with 156,900 people remaining in 463 evacuation centres, the majority of whom are in Region VIII.

  • The Government reports 38,100 houses destroyed and 203,600 partially damaged. Most of the destroyed homes are in Region VIII.

  • The authorities are finalizing the analysis of assessed needs and damages, which will be released around 17 December.

3.9 million affected people

156,900 people in evacuation centres

15 Dec 2014 description

PHILIPPINES

TS Hagupit (local name Ruby) left the Philippines Area of Responsibility on 10 Dec. As of 14 Dec, Hagupit affected nearly 3.9 million people in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, CARAGA and NCR. Nearly 172,000 people are being assisted inside and outside 463 evacuation centers. 18 deaths were reported in regions IV-A, IV-B, VII and VIII. 916 injuries were reported.
The Government is responding to the situation, with in-country humanitarian organizations coordinating with the Government response mechanisms.

18 deaths

13 Dec 2014 description

Needs:

• Inadequate information on how to access various aid s remains one of the concerns of the affected communities.

• With only a few radio and TV stations active after the typhoon, affected communities continue to rely on updates coming from friends, neighbors, barangay councils and some humanitarian agencies.

• Community feedbacks from affected areas in Region V III (Eastern Visayas) underscore the urgent need for psychosocial support for affected children.

Response:

12 Dec 2014 description

“I thought I was prepared,” says Victor Lahai, an OCHA Humanitarian Affairs Officer in the Philippines. “But reality hit hard when I thought we might not make it through the night. The scenes outside were horrendous.”

12 Dec 2014 description

Needs:

• Inadequate information on food, shelter, livelihood, education, water and health adds worries to the affected communities in most part of Eastern Samar.

• With only few radio and TV stations active after the typhoon, affected communities had to rely on updates coming from friends and neighbors, barangay councils and some humanitarian agencies.

Response:

11 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • More than half of the evacuees returns home as Hagupit exits the Philippines and flooding recede.

  • 788,500 people remain in 3,000 evacuation centres.
    Of the total evacuees, three quarters are in Region VIII, central Philippines.

  • Initial assessments reveal that emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and logistics are a priority.

10 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • EARTHQUAKES: Strong earthquakes shook Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala without causing victims or major damages.
    National authorities continue assessing the situation in these countries.

  • RAINS: The rise of the Chapare River in Bolivia has affected at least 2,000 people and damaged crops in the Chimoré municipality.

  • TYPHOON IN PHIPILLINES: At least 23 are dead and more than a million evacuated after Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby as referred to by local authorities).

10 Dec 2014 description

Destacados

  • MOVIMIENTOS SÍSMICOS: Fuertes sismos sacuden Panamá, Costa Rica y Guatemala sin causar víctimas ni daños materiales de consideración. Las autoridades nacionales continúan evaluando la situación en estos países.

  • LLUVIAS: La crecida del río Chapare en Bolivia ha dejado al menos 2,000 personas damnificadas y cultivos dañados en el municipio de Chimoré.

  • TIFÓN EN FILIPINAS: Al menos 23 personas muertas y más de un millón evacuadas tras el paso del tifón Hagupit (bautizado como Ruby por las autoridades locales).

09 Dec 2014 description

Needs:

• Affected communities need information on the ongoing humanitarian response activities.
• Key findings of the consolidated community feedback stressed the need for food, water and shelter.

Response:

In support to the CwC/AAP working groups in Tacloban and Borongan, PECOJON and Radyo Abante will produce 4, 000 copies of newsletters on relief operations and other humanitarian activities in the affected areas of Samar and Northern Samar.

09 Dec 2014 description

Highlights

  • Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) has steadily weakened into a tropical depression as it travelled west across central Philippines.

  • 1.7 million people are in 5,193 evacuation centres across areas affected by the storm.

  • Major supply routes are now passable and all airports are operational.

  • The authorities continue to assess the situation to establish the full extent of the typhoon’s impact and the needs of the affected people.