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25 Nov 2016 description

Tropical Depression 29W has intensified into Tropical Storm Tokage (Marce) with 62-88 km/h wind speed range as it moves toward Calamian Group of Islands. It is expected to move in a westerly to west-northwesterly track at a speed of 22 km/hr towards the South China Sea with moderate to heavy rains within the 300 kilometer diameter of the storm.

15 Nov 2016 description

Fifty years of tropical storms in Asia-Pacific

This map shows a consilidated history of tropical storm paths over the past 50 years in the Asia-Pacific region. The area of calm either side of the equator can be seen clearly, leaving Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore and Papua New Guinea largely unaffected by major storms.

14 Nov 2016 description

NEW ZEALAND

On 14 November, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch on South Island at a depth of 15 km. The media reported at least two people were killed. Following the earthquake, a two meter tsunami was recorded in Kaikoura. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) immediately issued a tsunami land warning for the East Cape to Southland, including Wellington and the Chatham Islands but has since been cancelled. A state of emergency was declared in Kaikoura.

04 Nov 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Assessments reports from far-flung areas affected by Typhoon Haima continue to come in, with some municipalities incurring damage to 100 per cent of homes.

• The work of local NGO partners on the ground in the Mindanao island provinces are vital to international humanitarian organizations who have little or no access to the area.

• Following the World Humanitarian Summit pledge of the Philippines to pass the IDP bill, House Bill 222 moves along Congress while a new Special Rapporteur for IDPs from the Philippines is appointed.

04 Nov 2016 description

Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11 p.m. on 19 October as a Category 4 typhoon with sustained winds of 225 km/h and gusts of up to 315 km/h. After landfall, it quickly downgraded to a Category 3 typhoon, leaving a broad path of debris, damage to homes, businesses and agriculture, flooding and landslides.

31 Oct 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Haima struck the northern Philippines on 19 October. As of 28 October, nearly 31,000 people remained displaced in Region III and Cordillera Administrative Region as a result of Typhoon Haima (4,000 people are in 20 evacuation centres and 27,000 are hosted by relatives and friends). Around 192,000 houses have been damaged, mostly in Cagayan and Isabela provinces. The Government, local and international NGOs are providing assistance to the affected communities.

31,000 people displaced

INDONESIA

28 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 25 to 28 October 2016. This is the last situation report for Typhoon Haima, unless unforeseen developments occur. For more information on the Philippines, go to http://www.unocha.org/philippines or http://reliefweb.int/disaster/tc-2016-000110-phl, or read the Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin.

25 Oct 2016 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.

Highlights

  • The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.

  • There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.

24 Oct 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

On 19 October, Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Cagayan province. After landfall, the storm left a broad path of debris, causing flooding and landslides, and damaging about 46,000 houses. As of 24 October, authorities have confirmed eight fatalities and approximately 159,000 people remain displaced (38,000 people are staying inside evacuation centres and 121,000 people outside of evacuation centres). The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has declined an offer of international assistance.

23 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

• About 68 per cent of the 148,000 still displaced by Typhoon Haima are in Region II.

• There are still 36,000 people in evacuation centres and another 112,000 people who are home-based.

• The number of damaged or destroyed houses has risen in excess of 46,000.

• Damages to agriculture and fishing have exceeded PhP646 million (US$14 million) in Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) and Region I • The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has formally declined the Humanitarian Coordinator’s offer of assistance.

23 Oct 2016 description
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Typhoon Haima (known locally as Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, with Category 4 strength on 19 October 2016. Most of Northern Luzon provinces have been affected, shelter and infrastructures damaged and low-lying communities flooded. More than 147,000 people are still displaced, according to the most recent report of Department of Social Welfare and Development and majority of those - 102,000 - are in Region II (Cagayan Region) . The Government is leading the relief effort as assessment of needs and damages continues.

23 Oct 2016 description
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Typhoon Haima (known locally as Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, with Category 4 strength on 19 October 2016. Most of Northern Luzon provinces have been affected, shelter and infrastructures damaged and low-lying communities flooded. More than 129,000 people are still displaced, according to the most recent report of Department of Social Welfare and Development and majority of those - 116,000 - are in Region II (Cagayan Region) . The Government is leading the relief effort as assessment of needs and damages continues.