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19 Jan 2017 description

Dear Action Against Hunger Supporters,

It’s an honor to report on a great year working together for nutrition security, to end hunger and all forms of undernutrition. For the New Year 2017, we are thrilled to start a new chapter of Action Against Hunger’s story.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and remain prepared to respond to requests for humanitarian assistance. UNICEF and partners reached more adults and children than planned, providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming. Reports of Grave Child Rights Violations have been identified, verified and responded to.

16 Jan 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 31 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines, Central African Republic and Nigeria.

10 Jan 2017 description

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, January 10 (PIA) - - Some 22 households from Purok Tumana, Brgy. Pagasa in Kapalong are being evacuated in the municipal gymnasium as Liboganon River overflows this morning. Kapalong Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Gaspar Balinggao said in an interview that as of 1:00PM, the water level of Liboganon River reached to 6.2 meters while the spilling point is only at 5.9 meters. Balinggao stressed that pre-emptive evacuation were done earlier this morning since they noticed that every 45 minutes, the water level notches up by 0.1 meter.

06 Jan 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to strengthen its coordination with local government units (LGUs) in assessing the needs of families affected by Typhoon Nina to ensure that they will regain their normal functioning the soonest time possible.

06 Jan 2017 description

Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) entered Philippine Area of Responsibility on 23 December 2016 and made its first landfall in Bato, Catanduanes on 25 December 2016 with a maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and 285 km/h gustiness. It moved on a westerly track and affected fifteen provinces in four regions. More than 2.2 million persons have been affected after eight landfalls before it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the evening of 27 December 2016.

31 Dec 2016 description

A total of ₱153,371,593 worth of relief assistance has already been provided to families affected by Typhoon Nina in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V & VIII, coming from the combined resources of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which extended P149,285,261, local government units (LGUs) with P4,005,832 and non-government organizations (NGOs) with P80,500. As of 5am today, 46,798 families or 229,901 persons are still staying in 280 evacuation centers set-up by LGUs in the affected regions. DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo expressed relief upon learning that the …

30 Dec 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 30 - There is no holiday for Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo, who together with a team from DSWD Central Office, traveled this morning to the areas severely hit by Typhoon Nina in CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Marinduque.

Sec. Taguiwalo and other officials left at 8.30 this morning and proceeded to Lucena, Quezon where they attended a briefing on the damages inflicted by 'Nina' in the region. The team will also proceed to Marinduque after the meeting.

28 Dec 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide relief assistance to families affected by Typhoon Nina, which exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before midnight yesterday.

The Department maintains close coordination with concerned field offices (FOs) to ensure continuous assistance for affected Filipinos. Meanwhile, volunteers continue to pack family food packs (FFPs) at the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City.

28 Dec 2016 description

Typhoon Nock-Ten (known locally as Nina) entered Philippine Area of Responsibility on 23 December 2016 and made its first landfall in Bato, Catanduanes on 25 December 2016 with a maximum sustained winds of 235 km/h and 285 km/h gustiness. It moved on a westerly track and affected fifteen provinces in four regions. More than 600,000 persons have been affected after eight landfalls before it exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the evening of 27 December 2016.

27 Dec 2016 description

PHILIPPINES

On 25 December, Typhoon Nock-Ten (locally known as Nina) made landfall over Catanduanes province as a Category 3 typhoon. As of 27 December, Nock-Ten affected an estimated 112,000 people in four regions (Regions IV-A, IV-B, V and VIII). Before landfall, nearly 430,000 people were pre-emptively evacuated. The Government is leading ongoing relief operations and assessments. To date, no deaths have been confirmed by authorities. The typhoon continues to weaken as it moves further off shore.

112,000 people affected

22 Dec 2016 description
  • The Armed Forces and the Maute Group, a known ISIS-affiliate, clashed after the town hall of Butig Lanao Del Sur in Mindanao was sieged by the Maute Group, where it hoisted the flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • The government forces have regained control of the Butig town hall and clearing operations are ongoing. The number of deaths on both sides is unconfirmed.

21 Dec 2016 description

Some 7,000 families who have been displaced by recent armed clashes in Basilan province received food rations and hygiene items from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

PRC Basilan Chapter distributed food packs from the ICRC composed of 25 kilograms of rice, 2 litres of oil, 1 kilogram of sugar, ½ kilogram of salt, 12 cans of sardines, 1 liter of soy sauce, and a hygiene kit containing shampoo, bath and laundry soaps, toothbrushes and toothpaste to families in five barangays in Al-Barka and Tuburan.