- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue10 | 1 – 31 October 2015
- OCHA Philippines: Typhoon Koppu Situation Report No. 6 (as of 30 Oct 2015)
- IFRC Typhoon Koppu DREF operation n° MDRPH019 - Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA), 21 Oct 2015
Appeals & Funding
New Study Links Climate Change to Mounting Natural Disasters
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Nov. 26 (PIA) --- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is intensifying its campaign to mainstream Gender and Development (GAD) and eventually eliminate Violence against Women (VAW).
The region, through its Women Commission (RCBW-ARMM), kicked-off the annual “18-day campaign to end incidences of violence against women” on November 25, in Cotabato City.
HERNANI, Eastern Samar, Nov. 26 -- Local fisherfolk from three Eastern Samar towns, who were among the victims of super-typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, recently received a total of 63 ‘peace boats’ to help survivors recover from the disaster.
Dubbed as ‘BangKapayapaan,’ the delivery of peace boats is a joint project of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and the Agencia Española Cooperacion International para el Desarrollo (AECID or Spanish Aid).
By Kate Marshall, IFRC
When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013 over one million houses were flattened or badly damaged. Two years on, more than 66,000 homes have been built or repaired under the Red Cross recovery operation.
Spread over nine provinces in central Philippines the shelter programme has included the construction of new typhoon-resistant homes as well as cash assistance, training and materials to help some families rebuild themselves.
Manila, November 23rd, 2015 - The European Commission is providing an additional €300,000 to fund humanitarian assistance to those most affected by Typhoon Lando, known internationally as Typhoon Koppu, which hit the Philippines on 18th October. This funding will directly benefit thousands of small land-holders, farm tenants and daily agricultural labourers in Nueva Ecija, by providing them with cash transfers to support their immediate needs and provide them with income generating activities until agricultural farms in the area are rehabilitated.
Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.
Representatives from UNDP-supported Climate Information and Early Warning Systems Projects in Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia recently toured meteorological facilities in the Philippines on a cross-continental mission to explore 'New Opportunities for the Deployment of Modern Climate and Weather Information Systems.' In this blog, Pascal Onegiu Okello looks at how takeaways from the South-South learning mission can be applied in Africa.
By Pascal Onegiu Okello
Recurrent earthquakes, floods, typhoons, and volcanoes present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Some countries also face civil unrest and associated humanitarian impacts, as well as limited government capacity to respond to disasters. Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a diverse range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.
“When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest,” Susan Gaspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on. Striking between two farming seasons, the typhoon severely damaged ready-to harvest, harvested and newly planted rice, in addition to seed stocks and tools.
20-YEAR REVIEW SHOWS 90% OF DISASTERS ARE WEATHER-RELATED; US, CHINA, INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND INDONESIA RECORD THE MOST
23 November 2015, GENEVA – A new report issued today by the UN, “The Human Cost of Weather Related Disasters”, shows that over the last twenty years, 90% of major disasters have been caused by 6,457 recorded floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events.
The five countries hit by the highest number of disasters are the United States (472), China (441), India (288), Philippines (274), and Indonesia, (163).
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, Nov. 21 (PIA) – Typhoon victims here and in Quirino province recently received relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Viennalyn Rafallo, social welfare officer of DSWD regional office, said 4,130 food packs were allotted for Nueva Vizcaya while 10,947 were distributed in the neighboring province of Quirino.
“These were contained in 17 trailer trucks and were turned-over to the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO). These were given to the typhoon victims in various municipalities,” she said.
An estimated 16.1 million people were affected by typhoon Haiyan, with 1.1 million damaged or destroyed homes and as many as 4.1 million people displaced – nearly four times as many as those left homeless by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. At least 6,300 people lost their lives and another 5.9 million workers lost the sources of income to support their families.
By: Marcelo B. Lihgawon
TINOC, Ifugao, Nov. 20(PIA) - - The impact of typhoon "Lando" in the province has forced leaders of six municipalities and a barangay in the province to declare their respective places under state of calamity .
American Red Cross Issues Two-Year Report on Typhoon Haiyan
The American Red Cross today released a two-year report on its work in the Philippines and how donations have helped families recover and rebuild following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
The report can be found here.
Author: Astrid Zweynert
SAN MIGUEL, Philippines, Nov 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Marnel Arcones's face lights up with a huge smile when he talks about going back to school after years of toiling as a child worker in factories, on farms and as a domestic helper.
Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation
This report examines trends over the first half of 2015 in both open-source and agency-reported data. We are pleased that this quarterly security analysis includes information from 11 contributing agencies - one more than last quarter. As compared to last quarter, this edition contains more reported incidents both from open sources (88, up from 51) and agencies (223, up from 198). As described below, many of the additional reported incidents affected humanitarian infrastructure and occurred in Africa and the Middle East.
1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Based on the literature review commissioned by the HC, this discussion paper aims to provide recommendations for Canada-based humanitarian agencies and donors looking to improve their involvement in urban-based humanitarian responses.
In this shared experience, the Philippine Red Cross recounts the challenges it encountered and how it overcame them when fighting broke out between Philippine government forces and a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front in September 2013. During the violence, the National Society suffered a security incident. By describing the actions it took in response and the lessons it learnt, the Philippine Red Cross hopes to help other National Societies facing similar challenges to their acceptance, security and access.