- 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
Appeals & Funding
Zamboanga City, in Western Mindanao, is buzzing with life again, two years after armed fighting disrupted many lives.
Around 120,000 people were displaced by clashes in Zamboanga in September 2013. Thousands of structures, including many houses, were damaged or destroyed, making life extremely difficult for the affected communities.
Some 574 families or 2,793 persons from Surigao del Sur affected by the civil unrest in the province continue to receive the converged services of concerned government agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), and the local government unit (LGU). The government and NGOs continue to ensure the safety and well-being of those who are still staying at the three evacuation centers as the civil unrest in the province is being resolved.
Summary of WFP assistance
Since its re-establishment in the Philippines in 2006, WFP has been implementing several activities in Mindanao, including school feeding, supplementary feeding for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years of age, provision of micronutrient powders, general food distribution (GFD) and food assistance for assets (FFA) and training (FFT). WFP pays particular attention to the empowerment of women across all activities, for example, FFT projects that chart income generating paths for women.
Some 297 Yolanda survivors received P70,000 each for the construction of their new homes under the Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with local government units (LGUs) and with funding support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The beneficiaries come from Barangays San Agustin, Baliw, San Antonio, Utanan, and San Juan in Leyte.
In September 2015, the Executive Director of ALCADEV, Emerito Samarca and two lumad leaders were killed by a paramilitary attack in Sitio Hanayan in Barangay Diatogon. The Lumad is a local term for indigenous peoples (IP) in Southern Philippines.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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.
Manila (ICRC) – A community-based water-supply system providing potable water to over 4,000 people, including displaced families, was officially inaugurated today in Barangay Taluksangay, Zamboanga City.
The project, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the village and city authorities, is a long-term solution to the shortage of water in this barangay (village), which hosts about 900 people displaced by the armed fighting in 2013.
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
The return to their former livelihoods has always been one of the major milestones aspired by the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the Zamboanga siege. For 21 IDP seaweed farmers, this aspiration became reality, as they were able to resume their seaweed planting activities thus taking a great leap towards the rebuilding of their lives.
The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.
"Durable solutions for IDPs: challenges and way forward" is a training package developed to build the capacity of relevant actors to engage in national durable solutions processes. It consists of materials making up a 2.5-day participative event based largely on the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)’s framework on durable solutions. Its structure and contents are flexible, it can be adapted to specific countries or displacement situations and to shorter timeframes if necessary.
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.
Typhoon Koppu made landfall on 18 October, in Casiguran, Aurora Province as a category 3 typhoon. There has been no Declaration of state of emergency from the national government, but a total of 2 provinces (Aurora and Isabela), one city and 11 Municipality were declared under state of calamity2 .
Extensive damages occurred along the large areas covered by the typhoon, with cost of Infrastructural damages is estimated to be PhP1.1 billion ($25 million), and agricultural cost of PHP PhP8.2 million (US$ 176 million).