- UNICEF: Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report – July 2016
- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 6, 1 to 30 Jun 2016
- ECHO Factsheet – Philippines - Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
118 000 people were displaced in September 2013 by armed confrontation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a splinter group of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF); 17 000 remain displaced to date, mostly from the indigenous Tausug and Badjao populations. The lack of durable solutions for the remaining IDPs worsens the need for sustainable livelihoods, access to safe water supply and other basic services.
- UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
Message from the Director
Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.
At least 11 countries across Asia-Pacific experienced severe weather conditions due to El Niño.
In February, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the strongest cyclone recorded in the South Pacific, devastated Fiji.
In DPR Korea, 18million people are in need of some form of humanitarian assistance – 2016 response plan severely underfunded.
Tropical Storm Roanu triggers worst flooding in Sri Lanka in 25 years; preparedness actions mitigated loss of life in Bangladesh.
Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.
IDMC has signed a join expert statement on internally displaced persons to present at the High Level Meeting to Address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants (19 September 2016).
EXPERT STATEMENT ON INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS June 28, 2016
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Increased rainfall has eased the drought situation in most parts of Papua New Guinea, however, severe food and water insecurity persists in remote, isolated and inaccessible areas. Following an inter-agency food security verification exercise, an additional 46,000 people have been assessed as requiring food in Milne Bay province. This brings the current total of people in need of food assistance to 226,000 people. The Government, together with WFP and local churches, are working on a joint plan to respond to needs identified in Milne Bay.
- A tornado hit the 2 districts of Kuala and Bahorok in Langkat, North Sumatra. 1 died and 48 households were affected.
- Heavy rains brought about rivers overflowing and flashfloods in Sumber Tangkil, Tirtoyudo subdistricts in Malang, East Java. These damaged dams, river dikes, bridges, water pipes and affected 800 families. Losses were estimated to be about 3 billion.
- Interminable rains caused flooding in 5 townships each in Rakhine State and Sagaing Region.
On 8 July Typhoon Nepartak made landfall near Taitung, Taiwan Province of China, as a Cat. 4 super typhoon with wind speeds of 234 km/h. Three people were reportedly killed and nearly 17,400 people were evacuated as a result of the storm, which caused storm surges and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure.
Affected People: 111,137 (est.)
Displaced People: 9,319
Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra had 3 eruptions on June 3 causing earthquakes, avalanches, lava flows and spewing volcanic ash. This displaced 2,592 families that were evacuated to 9 centres.
What is El Niño?
El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.
Manila (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses its concern for thousands of people from Butig, Lanao del Sur, who remain displaced following clashes between government forces and an armed group in late May to early June.
Torrential rainfall over the middle and lower Yangtze River during the past week exacerbated flooding in the surrounding areas. The most recent rainfall affected nearly 2.8 million people in 11 provinces (Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan). At least 14 deaths have been recorded and some 20 people are reported missing, with 120,000 people temporarily relocated due to the recent flooding.
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
The Philippines leads civil-military coordination in humanitarian response
ARMM's team of experts responds to humanitarian emergencies
The Philippines' unique history of refugees
Humanitarian Country Team joins National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill
Philippines: civil-military coordination in humanitarian response
Attacks could potentially arise in central Mindanao where historical precedents show that longstanding tensions among political families could re-ignite after an election. Militant groups are also expected to continue their activities triggering sporadic clashes with government security forces which may hamper some WFP programme activities.
Affected People: 55,709 (est.)
Displaced People: 2,053
Flashflood and landslide hit Sangihe District (island), North Sulawesi Province. The incident has caused five death and damaged 225 houses. The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported that 1,917 people were evacuated because of the incident.