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- Resolving post-disaster displacement: Insights from the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Appeals & Funding
MANILA, Aug. 29 -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed 96 structural and non-structural flood-mitigating projects for National Capital Region (NCR), Regions 3 and 4A, amounting to P4.9 billion.
DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the completed projects are part of the P5-billion Priority High-Impact Flood Control Projects for Metro Manila and its neighboring regions in the Flood Management Master Plan.
From the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Two Philippine Air Force helicopters performed relief operations at Brgy Tarmac, Villaviciosa, Abra. Twenty (20) sacks of assorted relief goods were transported to the area which was isolated from the town poblacion due to massive landslide.
Residents of the area who needed immediate medical attention were evacuated to Bangued PNP Provincial Headquarters for proper treatment. Two adults and four children were airlifted from the affected area.
GINGOOG CITY, Aug. 27 -- Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) in region 10 and the Gingoog City Peace and Order Council (CPOC) conducted a joint meeting on August 26 in furtherance of their commitment to peace-building and development in the region.
The meeting also intends to discuss common peace and security concerns of the two councils, possibly come up with synchronized interventions that would produce better results and positively impacts the overall peace and development condition of northern Mindanao.
Bangkok ‒ The IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge 2015 is now open for applications to encourage Impact Enterprises (IEs) to show how they are building peace through market-based solutions for development challenges. Six IEs will win the Challenge and get a chance to showcase their work at a special UNDP-hosted event in New York.
Susan G. de Leon
PASIG CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA)--President Benigno Aquino III yesterday inspected a relocation site for informal settler families (ISFs) living along Manggahan Floodway.
The project is now home to some 120 former Informal Settler Families (ISFs) living along the Manggahan Floodway.
Aquino said the project is part of his administration’s principle to “Build Back Better.”
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Aug. 27 (PIA) -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas assured all out support of the national government in the rehabilitation efforts of local government units affected by the recent typhoon Ineng.
“Ang buong pamahaalan national ninyo ay nakatutok sa mga problema ninyo para sa ganun lalong madaling panahon ay mapanumbalik ang kondisyon ng buhay, asahan niyo an gaming kooperasyon sa bagay nay an,” Roxas declared during the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council meeting and briefing at the Benguet Capitol on Wednesday.
Agency Reports and Open Source Data
Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.
The government, through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and local government units (LGUs), is exhausting all means to reach all those affected by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ which devastated Regions I, II, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
As of 26 August 2015, 2PM, a total of ₱12,743,583.05 worth relief of assistance has been provided where ₱11,499,195.80 came from DSWD and ₱1,244,193.25 came from the LGUs.
SAN JOSE, Antique, Aug. 27 (PIA6) - - The Provincial Health Office here reported that 349 dengue cases were recorded from January to August 26 this year in the province of Antique.
According to Supervising Sanitary Inspector Tessie M. Vergara there is an increase of 27.84 percent compared to last year’s data with a recorded 273 dengue cases of the same period- January to August.
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte, Aug. 27, 2015 (PIA) - - (UPDATE) The estimated worth of damages to agriculture and infrastructures caused by Typhoon Ineng in Ilocos Norte has ballooned to P1.8- billion.
As of August 27, the report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) showed that the cost of damage to infrastructures was Php1, 719, 588, 373.74 while damage to agriculture and fishery was posted at Php89, 907,579.06.
Typhoon "INENG" (I.N. "GONI") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 18 August 2015. Typhoon "INENG" exited PAR midnight of 23 August 2015. Southwest Monsoon, however, is still affecting llocos Region.
As of 31 July 2015, there were 285 cases of dengue reported in China. From 1 July to 31 July 2015, 130 dengue cases were reported. An increase of cases in the month of July is similar to the previous three years.(Figure 1)
Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015
Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.
Carlos hasn’t walked since the day before Typhoon Haiyan destroyed his house. But with a little help, life is quite different now.
Carlos was in a hospital bed in the Philippines, his bones aching, when the evacuation began.
As the wind shook the evacuation centre and floodwater rose up Carlos’ legs, he and his wife Pacita feared they would die that day. They survived, but lost their house.
By Hler Gudjonsson and Kate Marshall, IFRC
As it tracked northwest across the Pacific into East Asia, Typhoon Goni has left a trail of destruction in its wake.
MANILA, Aug. 26 (PIA) – Soon, some 550 families affected by the super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ will have their new and permanent houses in the Pope Francis Village.
The ground breaking ceremony was recently held for the 12-hectare project site in Barangay 99, Diit, Tacloban City.
According to the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)-Caritas Philippines, the housing project is for families living the danger zones of Tacloban City.
MANILA, Aug. 26 -- The government launched this week the second Peace Caravan aimed at delivering basic services to geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas in the country, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. announced on Tuesday.
Jointly organized by the Local Government Units (LGUs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), the caravan, composed of a high-level team that includes Cabinet secretaries, travelled on Monday and Tuesday (August 24 to 25) to Andap Valley, Surigao del Sur province, Secretary Coloma said in a statement.
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