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ICRC president stresses need to resolve plight of Zamboanga displaced

Geneva/Manila (ICRC) – Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), concluded his first official visit to the Philippines today. During his three-day stay, Mr Maurer met with the Philippine president, Benigno Simeon Aquino III, and other high-level officials to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country, notably the challenges faced by the thousands of people who remain displaced in Zamboanga City.

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DSWD, IOM to build more shelters for 'Yolanda' survivors

QUEZON CITy, Aug. 27 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will sign a partnership agreement to construct additional transitional shelters for Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Eastern Visayas who are still living in tents and evacuation centers.

DSWD in a statement said, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, and Chief of Mission and Director of Manila Administrative Center of IOM Philippines Marco Boasso will sign the agreement.

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Philippines: Zamboanga Crisis - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 19 August 2014)

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Eastern Samar Facts & Figures (as of Aug 7, 2014)

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Global emergency overview snapshot 6 - 12 August

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Canada providing support to UNICEF in Mindanao

Today’s announcement of $500,000 to UNICEF is addressing the humanitarian needs of women and children affected by conflict on Mindanao island in the Philippines.

Canada is supporting UNICEF’s operations that are improving the health, well-being and protection of children, women and their families by providing:

  • safe drinking water, latrines and hygiene kits to 15,000 people, including 8,400 children;

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Zamboanga ICRC Operational Update, July 2014

Philippines: A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Zamboanga

Ten months after an armed conflict broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and government troops, over 40,000 people remain displaced from their homes and struggle with difficult conditions in Zamboanga City, living in evacuation centers and transitional sites or hosted by families, and still dependent on humanitarian assistance.

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OCHA by numbers 2013

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 30 July - 5 August

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DSWD improves disaster reporting system

By: Charmaine Suzette Leonore P. Tadlas

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, August 4 (PIA) -- A reporting system has been created by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to improve its data collection and dissemination during disasters.

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Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun DREF operation n° MDRPH015 - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall over Lapu-Lapu in Albay province in the east of the Philippines in the late afternoon of Tuesday, 15 July. It crossed the Northern Capital Region (NCR) area on Wednesday morning of 16 July, pounding the Metro Manila area with strong winds and heavy rain, causing power outages and interrupting telecommunication lines in its path. Rammasun left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 17 July 2014 through the sea west of the country.

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CFSI Annual Report for 2013

The CFSI Annual Report for 2013 gives a sketch of CFSI’s accomplishments and ongoing efforts in rebuilding lives in the Philippines, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. Throughout the succession of emergencies in 2013, CFSI carried out relief, early recovery, and reconstruction, as well as capacity strengthening with local partners and policy advocacy at the regional and global levels.

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CrisisWatch N°132 - 1 August 2014

Increasing Israeli-Palestinian tensions culminated in Israel launching "Operation Protective Edge" in Gaza in early July (see our latest report and commentary). The assault, which started as an aerial campaign and was later extended to include ground operations, reportedly killed more than 1,400 Palestinians throughout the month while 64 Israelis were killed in clashes inside the Gaza Strip and by Hamas rocket fire. Several attempts at reaching a ceasefire agreement failed in July.

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Nine months on, Philippines plans $3.9-bln effort to relocate typhoon Haiyan victims

Source: Reuters - Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:17 GMT
Author: Reuters

MANILA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The Philippines will spend 170 billion pesos ($3.89 billion) to rehouse some 200,000 families displaced by last year's super typhoon Haiyan that killed 6,100 people, the government said in a masterplan released on Friday.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue Issue 26 | 01 – 31 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Typhoon Rammasun brings winds of 130 kph and guests of 185 kph in the Philippines first typhoon of 2014.

  • Underfunded emergency CERF allocation assists with emergency health posts.

  • IOM partners local government to identify alternative evacuation centres.

  • Plans for World Humanitarian Day on 19 August.

FUNDING

Typhoon Haiyan

781 million requested (US$)

59% funded

Zamboanga Action Plan (revised)

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