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23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

23 Jun 2016 description

139.7 M required for 2016

29.3 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

110.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.

21 Jun 2016 description

What is El Niño?

El Niño is the warming of sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific, which occurs roughly every two to seven years, lasting from six to 24 months.

20 Jun 2016 description

Progress report re: diarrhea cases in Eastern Visayas (Region VIII)

Situation overview

  • OCD VIII received report from DOH-HEMS on 09 June 2016 about diarrheal cases in Eastern Visayas from 01 April - 08 June 2016 due to intake of contaminated food and water which coincided with the occurrence of El Niño where dry spell caused water scarcity experienced in highland communities.
17 Jun 2016 description

June 17, 2016 IASC Early Warning, Early Action and Readiness Report for the period June to November 2016. The Report is biannual, with a 6 month horizon. It is the product of a group of Agency analysts. In most cases these individuals work for their respective Emergency Directors. Analysis of preparedness status is provided by OCHA. The Report complements more frequent interaction between RC/HC and the ERC as the IASC system officials accountable for ensuring interagency early action and readiness. This should take place using the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness approach.

17 Jun 2016 description
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17 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO)/the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and partners have set out their strategic response to Zika which will place a greater focus on preventing and managing medical complications caused by Zika virus infection. To date, US$121.9 million are necessary to effectively implement the Zika Strategic Response Plan, July 2016 to December 2017.

16 Jun 2016 description

 The third meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) regarding microcephaly, other neurological disorders and Zika virus was held by teleconference on 14 June 20161. The committee concurred with the international scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and GBS, and, consequently, that Zika virus infection and its associated congenital and other neurological disorders is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

16 Jun 2016 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Thursday 6/16/2016 - 04:26 GMT | 321 words

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte will resume stalled peace talks with communist rebels next month, negotiators said, a step towards ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies that has killed tens of thousands of people.

The long-running talks collapsed in 2013, but Duterte had made a campaign pledge to revive the negotiations aimed at bringing a swift political settlement to a decades-old rebellion.

16 Jun 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • El Nino continues to weaken; increased probability of La Nina to develop

  • Analysis of both atmospheric and oceanic indicators in May 2016 shows that the current El Nino continues to weaken. These indicators suggest higher probability of ENSO-neutral conditions to occur in May, June, July

15 Jun 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Hundreds of Filipino children were barred from attending class when schools opened this week.

15 Jun 2016 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere


As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015)

Malaysia (No updates)

15 Jun 2016 description

When Manila was hit by a magnitude-7 earthquake on 22 April 2016, the capital city’s 11 million residents were in chaos. I saw death and injuries by the thousand. Severe infrastructure damage made it impossible to communicate and provide aid to the affected population.

One of the greatest challenges of humanitarian crises is, surprisingly enough, ensuring the flow of accurate and reliable information between the affected people and responders. It can be as lifesaving as food, shelter and medical aid.

15 Jun 2016 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, June 15(PIA)—The bacteria or virus that caused diarrhea outbreak in three Samar areas will be known today once the result of the laboratory examination conducted by health experts will be released.

It is expected that it will be announced by Dr. Minerva Molon, regional director of the Department of Health (DOH) in Eastern Visayas during a one hour press conference to be held at DOH regional office 8.

15 Jun 2016 description

Experiences and expectations in conflict and peace

This book features the powerful personal narratives of women in the Bangsamoro, Philippines across generations, ethnic affiliations and social status. The insights into their struggles, featured in this book, show how women's responses to the conflict vary and how their roles have been shaped during and after the conflict.