- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2 | 1 Feb – 2 Mar 2015
- IDMC: Long-term recovery challenges remain in the wake of massive displacement
- IOM: Response to displacement due to conflict and natural disaster in Mindanao, 2 Feb 2015
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At 5:45 PM, 09 February 2015, a Rido incident between Nayang Timan and Giman Saligan broke out at Sito Tatak, Kalbugan, Pagalungan, Maguindanao. On February 19, 2015, the incident has escalated and affected Barangays Darampua and Masulot, Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao
On February 27, 2015, at 8:00 AM, a joint operation was conducted by PNP, Philippine Army and Philippine Marines against BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) in the Municipality of Datu Unsay
Jemin B. Guillermo
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, March 5 (PIA6) – Capiceños are grateful to the Japanese government for the continued help to supertyphoon Yolanda-affected residents in the area.
Panay mayor Dante Bermejo said that they are very thankful to the government of Japan for the various assistance to his people who were among the victims of typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.
He said that the Japan government through the Japan Heart was the first to respond to his town in the aftermath of said devastating typhoon that displaced many of his residents.
SAMAR, 5th March, 2015 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) delegation headed by Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, ERC's Chairman of the Board of Directors, today opened four schools in the South of Samar Province in the Philippines.
The event is in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan regarding provisions of humanitarian assistance at a value of US$10 million for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
Manila (ICRC) – Thousands of people have fled their homes as fighting between government security forces and armed groups escalates in Maguindanao province, in central Mindanao. The number of displaced people is rising.
Entire communities from villages in Kalbugan and Buliok, in Maguindanao, displaced by a range of clashes in early February fear returning to their homes owing to the risk of explosive devices and the general uncertainty of the situation.
The strategic markets of Philippines, China, Japan and Bangladesh are home to over half of the 100 cities most exposed to natural hazards, highlighting the potential risks to foreign business, supply chains and economic output in Asia from extreme weather events and seismic disasters, according to new research from global risk analytics company, Verisk Maplecroft.
Armed conflict, clan feuds and generalized violence caused protracted displacements in Central Mindanao from 2012 to 2014. At the end of 2014, more than 77,000 were still without durable solutions, including 30,000 internally displaced peoples (IDPs) in Zamboanga City.
Afghanistan: Heavy snowfall has caused avalanches in northern, central and eastern Afghanistan; 280 people have died. Panshir province is most affected. Communication lines have been disrupted in places, power supplies to Kabul have been cut. Priority needs are for NFIs and emergency shelter; access to isolated areas is difficult.
By Kanya D'Almeida
UNITED NATIONS, Mar 3 2015 (IPS) - Nearly half of the four billion people who reside in the Asia-Pacific region are women. They comprise two-thirds of the region’s poor, with millions either confined to their homes or pushed into the informal labour market where they work without any safeguards for paltry daily wages. Millions more become victims of trafficking and are forced into prostitution or sexual slavery.
KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, Mar. 3 (PIA)—Some 747 farm animals in conflict-affected villages in Pikit town were treated by the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian (OPVet).
Dr. Rufino Sorupia, provincial veterinarian, said the program tagged as “Sagip Hayop” was conducted in at least five evacuation centers in Bulol, Inug-ug, Gli-gli, Batulawan and Poblacion.
According to him, the move was aimed at providing medications and vitamin supplementation to sick farm animals to help them recover from the pressure brought about by evacuation.
Nearly 70,000 people fled their homes following armed encounters between the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the government forces in central Mindanao.
An estimated 124,000 people displaced by conflict across Mindanao in 2014.
Philippine Congress passed House Bill 5062 to enhance the protection of children in disasters and emergencies.
Displacement in Central Mindanao
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MANILA (27 February 2015) – Access to sufficient and nutritious food is still limited in the Philippines despite recent progress, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Hilal Elver, warned today at the end of her first fact-finding mission* to the country. Ms. Elver urged the Filipino Government to develop “a clear and comprehensive policy that promotes the right to adequate food.”
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P1.15 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the implementation of infrastructure projects in various regions affected by Typhoon Yolanda.
Whirlwinds in East Java, East and West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta provinces have caused considerable damage to houses and three casualties - one in Lumajang (East Java), one in Sumba (East Nusa Tenggara) and one in Yogyakarta. Over 115 houses in East Java, 85 houses in West Nusa Tenggara and three houses in Yogyakarta were damaged. Local authorities removed debris and provided construction material for home repairs. The Indonesian Red Cross provided relief items to affected families in East Java.1
3 people killed
MANILA, March 2 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allotted 4.85 million pesos for the residence affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Maguindanao, Palace said on Sunday.
"Naglaan na ang DSWD ng tulong na nagkakahalaga ng P4,850,000 para sa pagkain at iba pang serbisyo," said Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr., on Sunday.
Guiuan, Philippines | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 12:01 GMT
by Hervé ASQUIN
French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit.
Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December.
Manila (ICRC) – Around 4,000 families displaced by the recent fighting between armed groups in central Mindanao are being assisted by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
It is almost a month since people in the affected communities started to flee from their homes. Some have sought shelter in temporary evacuation centres, while others have been staying with relatives, in Pikit, North Cotabato, or in Pagalungan, Maguindanao.