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21 Oct 2016 description


  • Eight confirmed deaths so far from landslides. Two people are missing.

  • Over 53,000 people are displaced in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, II, III in northern Luzon, and Regions IV-A and V in southern Luzon.

  • Power remains out in all of CAR and in 60 municipalities across Regions I and VI-A.

20 Oct 2016 description


19 Oct 2016 description
report Oxfam

Super typhoon Haima is on track to hit the Philippines on Wednesday evening up to Thursday morning, becoming the second storm to hit the country in a week. Haima has been categorised as a Category 5 super typhoon - the highest possible category for a tropical storm.

About 2.78 million individuals are at risk in seven provinces within the 100-kilometre radius of the storm track, according to the flash update of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

17 Oct 2016 description

Typhoon Sarika

Typhoon Sarika (Karen) made landfall in Baler, Aurora province, at 2:30 a.m. on 16 October. It slightly weakened while crossing Central Luzon but slightly intensified as it moves away from the Philippines. As of 6am 17 October 2016, Typhoon Sarika is out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) have been lifted.

Typhoon Haima

16 Oct 2016 description

As Typhoon ‘Karen’ continues to batter more areas in Luzon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) extends augmentation support in regions affected by the inclement weather. Since yesterday, October 15, the DSWD field office (FO) in Region IV-A, already transported 800 family food packs (FFPs) for distribution to affected families in Infanta, Quezon. This is in addition to the 5,000 FFPs and 1,000 pieces of malong already picked up by the Provincial Government of Quezon.

16 Oct 2016 description

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct.16 (PIA) -- Member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) have provided initial aid to families displaced by typhoon Karen in Central Luzon.

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said 5,000 Family Food Packs (FFP) were delivered directly from their National Relief Operations Center in Metro Manila to a satellite warehouse at Nueva Ecija Home for Girls in Palayan City.

11 Oct 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates

04 Oct 2016 description


  • Three years after the Zamboanga conflict, over 12,800 persons remain displaced in Zamboanga City waiting for permanent housing and sustainable livelihoods. Home-based IDPs in Zamboanga City were surveyed in July 2016 to help the government track and assist displaced families.

  • UN-led Country Task Force on Monitoring and Reporting, together with government and NGO partners, verify grave child rights violations in armed con ict in Northern Mindanao.

03 Oct 2016 description


On 27 September, Typhoon Megi, made landfall in Taiwan Province of China killing four people and injuring over 160 people. Megi caused power outages which affected over 3 million houses – the worst disruption of electrical supply in Taiwan Province of China since Typhoon Soudelor in 2015 (which cut power to more than 4 million houses).

29 Sep 2016 description

Despite all storm signals in the Philippines being lifted, the country continues to experience inclement weather due to the Southwest monsoon or ‘Habagat’ which is further intensified by severe tropical storm ‘Helen’ (international name Megi) now battering mainland China.

Based on the 12MN 29 September report of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), 522 families in three municipalities in Bulacan were originally affected by the relentless monsoon rains. However, only 374 families or 1,870 persons remain in four evacuation centers in the province.

27 Sep 2016 description
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Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized.

26 Sep 2016 description


Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.

21 Sep 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)- Field Office (FO) IX is currently repacking additional family food packs for the families displaced by the ongoing military operations against the Abu Sayyaf (ASG). The FO targets 25,000 food packs for ready augmentation to affected local government units (LGUs) in Basilan and Sulu Provinces.

The FO currently maintains 18,182 food packs as well as other food items such as canned goods, coffee and sardines. It also stockpiles non-food items like clothing, blankets, soaps, slippers, among others.

14 Sep 2016 description

I am honoured to address this first session of the Council's second decade.

After two years as High Commissioner, I believe it is important for me to share with you in this oral update our concern over an emerging pattern: the growing refusal on the part of an increasing number of Member States to grant OHCHR, or the human rights mechanisms, access – either to countries generally, or to specific regions, when that access is requested explicitly, or in other instances to engage with us.

14 Sep 2016 description

Executive summary

Background to the project The aim of this paper is to start a conversation about how we can answer the question: What is a rights-based alternative to the current model of third country processing in Nauru and Papua New Guinea?

The Commission has endeavoured to identify options for responding to flight by sea which are consistent with Australia’s international human rights obligations.

14 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

Fairfield, Conn. (September 14, 2016) — The world’s 65.3 million forcibly displaced people—who would make up the world’s 21st largest country based on population—are falling far behind others in terms of education, health, child marriage, and other key factors, a new report by Save the Children illustrates.