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19 Nov 2014 description


After nine months of response in close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). Of the 45 indicators tracked in the third and final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR), 30 show achievements of greater than 50 per cent, and 15 of these indicators have reached or surpassed the targets established in the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

18 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 12–18 November

Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.

11 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 5–11 November

Central African Republic: About 20,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in isolated rural areas in Ouham province following the arrival of armed groups in Boguila, Kouki and Nana Bakassa on 25 October. Nearly 1,000 people have been displaced since July in Bambari following violence in Batobadja and Matchika, and 4,000 have been displaced since January to Berberati town in Mambere province.

10 Nov 2014 description

It has been one year, since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central region of the Philippines. Development and Peace witnessed an outpouring of generosity from Canadians across the country to help respond to this unprecedented natural disaster.

Since that time, the organization has been working with local organizations to reach the most poor and vulnerable affected by this disaster. Far beyond simply providing emergency relief, Development and Peace is aiming to strengthen communities, ensure their participation in decisions that affect them and make them more resilient.

09 Nov 2014 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman vowed that all efforts are being exerted so that by December 30, none of the remaining survivors in all Yolanda-affected areas would be staying in tents and makeshifts.

In June 2014, there were still 3,219 families staying in tents and makeshift houses in Leyte and Samar. Now, majority of them have already been moved to safer transitional shelters.

Last week, Sec. Soliman visited Barangays 88, 89, and 90 in Tacloban City to check on the condition of families staying in tents.

07 Nov 2014 description

Philippines - On 8th November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Visayas region of the Central Philippines, killing over 6,300 people and leaving four million homeless. Over a million houses were destroyed by the strongest recorded storm in history and the damage ran into billions of dollars. A year later, IOM is highlighting the need for better preparedness and response systems to avert future tragedies in the Philippines and elsewhere.

07 Nov 2014 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva.

05 Nov 2014 description

LEGAZPI CITY, Nov. 5 (PIA) -- Families displaced by the the recent unrest of Mayon Volcano were sent home this week following significant decrease of abnormal activities of volcano in the past days, yet residents living within the 6-kilometer danger zone (PDZ) will have to stay in evacuation center.

Albay Gov. Joey Salceda issued the directive during the joint conference of the officials of Bicol Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Tuesday this week.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

05 Nov 2014 description
report AlertNet

TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm on record to ever hit land, struck the central Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, and swept away practically everything in its path.

Here are some facts and figures about the typhoon and how people are recovering one year after the storm.

05 Nov 2014 description
report Malteser

Malteser International: More efforts needed to provide the displaced with safe homes

04 Nov 2014 description

Communications with Communities in Post-Typhoon Philippines: IOM Report

As the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan approaches on Saturday (8/11/14), IOM today launched a new report assessing its Communications with Communities (CwC) efforts to engage the affected population in the months following the disaster.

03 Nov 2014 description
report Medair

One year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ripped through the Philippines, many are still living in the unsafe ruins of their homes, in tents, or even in pits covered by tarpaulin. Relief agency Medair is providing survivors with safe, resilient housing in underserved remote and rural communities.

In November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan killed 6,000 people, damaged more than 1.1 million homes, and left more than four million people displaced. Hundreds of thousands of families were helped with life-saving aid such as water, hygiene, and shelter support.