- WFP Philippines Country Brief, July 2017
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 7 | August 2017
- Protection Cluster: IDP protection assessment report - Armed Confrontations and Displacement in Marawi, Issue No. 3, 14 Jul 2017
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- Dept of Social Welfare and Development: Virtual OpCen
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
- Human Rights Watch: Philippines - Events of 2016
- Philippines: Earthquakes - Jul 2017
- Philippines: Earthquakes - Feb 2017
- Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Jan 2017
- Typhoon Nock-ten - Dec 2016
- Typhoon Haima - Oct 2016
- Typhoon Sarika - Oct 2016
- Philippines: Floods and Landslides - Aug 2016
- Tropical Depression Twenty-Nine - Dec 2015
- Typhoon Melor - Dec 2015
- Typhoon Koppu - Oct 2015
Typhoon Noru has weakened to a Category 1 cyclone as it moves across western Japan. As of 7 August, two deaths were reported. In western Japan, an estimated 15,000 people were provided with temporary evacuation advisories as of the morning of 7 August. As the system moves slowly towards the main island of Honshu, authorities warn of a heightened risk of landslides, flooding and storm surges in the coming days.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
On 27 July 2017, OCHA conducted community consultations with the displaced people at Gomampong Gym Evacuation Center, Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. Using the Information Communication Accountability Assessment (ICAA), consultations were undertaken to assess current situation and evolving needs of IDPs more than two months since the Marawi conflict.
In particular, people were consulted with their information needs, preferred communication channels, and accountability mechanisms in the evacuation center.
Nearly 360,000 remain displaced by the Marawi conflict as government shifts from response to rehabilitation and recovery.
Displaced communities in Marawi convey their need for more information on their return and to be included in plans for recovery.
The Philippines continues to increase its capacity in urban search and rescue and to have a team classified under international standards.
Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by conflict, violence and disasters. Some cross borders to seek protection as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their own countries.
At 4:03 PM on 6 July 2017, a magnitude-6.5 earthquake with 2-km depth of focus struck central Leyte between Jaro and Ormoc City (124.69°E, 11.11°N). Intensity VII on the Philippines' ten-point scale was felt and recorded in Ormoc City and Kananga, Leyte, while intensity VI was recorded in Jaro and Capoocan, and intensity V in Palo and Tacloban City. So far, nearly 1,000 aftershocks have been occurred, including several over 4.0 in magnitude and a 5.8-magnitude quake on 10 July. Three deaths and 448 injuries have been reported.
Monsoon rains have triggered flooding across 11 districts in northeastern Bangladesh, affecting at least 1.3 million people as of 16 July. NGO partners report that vast areas of Moulvibazar and Sylhet remain under water affecting agricultural livelihoods. The Government has released cash grants and distributed food to the affected districts.
Armed clashes in Baghlan, Kapisa, Kunduz and Nangarhar provinces have displaced more than 20,200 people. Since January 2017, more than 146,400 people were driven from their homes due to conflict across Afghanistan. This is one quarter less compared to the same period in 2016, in which 196,112 people were displaced. Some 58 per cent of all displaced people are girls and boys under 18 years old. Displacement has been reported in 29 out of the 34 provinces.
At 4:03 PM on 6 July 2017, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake with 2 km depth of focus struck central Leyte between Jaro and Ormoc City (11.11°N, 124.69°E). Intensity VII was felt and recorded in Ormoc City and Kananga, Leyte while Intensity VI was recorded in Jaro and Capoocan, Leyte. Intensity V in Palo and Tacloban City in Leyte and Cebu and Mandaue Cities in Cebu province.
There are already casualties and injured people. Damage to buildings and infrastructures have been assesed and three provinces are still experiencing power outages and interruptions.