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18 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive summary

Just one year after ‘Super Typhoon’ Haiyan hit the Philippines, tremendous progress has been made. The speed and scale of the humanitarian and early recovery response were made possible by the generosity of donors, strong partnerships with the Government and the amazing resilience of the people of the Philippines. While UNICEF and our partners have made a strong start, there is a lot of work ahead to achieve the shared goal of restoring economic and social conditions to at least pre-typhoon levels, with a higher level of disaster resilience.

18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

Highlights

· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

16 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 10–16 December

Iraq: 700,000 IDPs, mostly in Dahuk and Anbar governorates, are living in shelters that are not adapted for winter temperatures. 945,000 IDPs are in dire need of kerosene for heating.

Afghanistan: Kabul has been hit by at least 12 suicide attacks since early November, with more attacks also carried out elsewhere, fuelling concerns about the protection of civilians.

14 Dec 2014 description

In September 2013, fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a Muslim rebel group in the port city of Zamboanga on Mindanao forced 120,000 people – primarily minority Muslims – to flee. More than a year later, tens of thousands remain displaced, living in deplorable conditions. Having endured overcrowded, unsanitary, and unsafe evacuation centers in which they initially sought refuge, they now are being sent to transitional sites that lack water, health, education, and livelihoods.

12 Dec 2014 description

Posted by Mica Bevington

Torrential rain, gigantic waves and violent winds: this was what Typhoon Hagupit brought to the eastern Filipino province of Samar. In the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit, which hit the Philippines on Dec. 7, Handicap International’s teams are providing relief to the Filipinos living in the isolated villages in this hardest-hit province.

10 Dec 2014 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Wednesday 12/10/2014 - 07:11 GMT

Philippine authorities and aid agencies rushed relief supplies Wednesday to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by a powerful typhoon, as survivors sifted through debris to rebuild their lives.

Military cargo planes will make eight deliveries to worst-hit Samar, a poor farming island in the central region, while two Red Cross convoys will deliver thousands of food packs, water purifiers, blankets and hygiene kits, officials said.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

05 Dec 2014 description

A. Situation Overview

• At around 1:50 PM of 14 November 2014, an encounter between military troops and lawless elements occurred at Barangay Bud Bunga, Municipality of Talipao, Sulu Province and resulted to forced evacuation.

B. Effects

Affected Population

• As of November 27, 2014, a total of 469 families/1,663 persons were affected in the following barangays:

03 Dec 2014 description

IDMC, in collaboration with the Philippines Human Rights Commission, organised and facilitated a workshop on durable solutions in Zamboanga, where armed clashes took place in September 2013 displacing several thousands of people. The training activities, which were preceded by a forum for local, national and international stakeholders, included discussions around the potential challenges to achieving durable solutions.

03 Dec 2014 description

12/3/2014 - 10:19 GMT

by Imelda Magbutay

Terrified survivors of a super typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year were on Wednesday preparing for a powerful new storm, as authorities scrambled to find safe evacuation centres.

Typhoon Hagupit was building strength in the Pacific Ocean as it moved towards central Philippine islands where impoverished farming and fishing communities are yet to recover from the previous devastation.

02 Dec 2014 description

Niger: 10,000 refugees arrived in Diffa region from Damasack, Nigeria. Most were fleeing forced recruitment by Boko Haram, and some unaccompanied children were reported. More than 105,000 people have arrived from Nigeria since May 2013, and the rate is increasing. The newly displaced are in a critical situation, and Diffa faces serious gaps in service provision.

01 Dec 2014 description

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, Dec 1 (PIA) -- Some 416 underprivileged and displaced workers in South Cotabato are set to benefit from an emergency employment initiative spearheaded by the provincial government.

This after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved a resolution authorizing Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes to enter into an agreement with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12 for the said employment project.

01 Dec 2014 description

ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO

A. Alert Level 3 is still in effect as of :00 AM, 01 December 2014. At this present stage, potentially eruptible magma has already been intruded beneath the edifice. At any given time in the following weeks to months, this magma can eventually be erupted quietly as lava flows or explosively as vertical eruption columns and pyroclastic flows or both. Mayon Volcanos seismic network detected two (2) volcanic earthquakes and two (2) rock fall events during the past 24 hours

29 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Additional resources are needed to support 22,400 people suffering prolonged displacement in Zamboanga.

  • Armed clashes on 14 November in Pikit, North Cotabato, displace more than 4,700 people.

  • Over 43,300 evacuees return home while the Alert Level 3 is retained for the Mayon Volcano.

  • Military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan and Sulu displace at least 1,700 people.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

24 Nov 2014 description

General Overview

Natural disaster reports were regularly recorded in the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADInet) www.adinet.ahacentre.org

Only significant disasters that satisfy the following criteria will be recorded in ADInet: