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27 Nov 2014 description

DATE: 27 November 2014, 6:00 PM

"QUEENIE" has maintained its strength and it continues to move over the Sulu sea towards Palawan.

27 Nov 2014 description

DATE: 27 November 2014, 6:00 AM

"QUEENIE" has maintained its strength and is now traversing the Bohol sea.

27 Nov 2014 description

11/27/2014 - 10:53 GMT

Two people were killed and seven others missing in the Philippines after a tropical depression spawned huge waves and flash floods, forcing hundreds to flee their homes, authorities said Thursday.

Pre-emptive evacuation of people in areas prone to floods and landslides helped keep the casualties low, but others along the coast were hit hard by the storm, locally code-named "Queenie".

27 Nov 2014 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Nov. 27 (PIA) – OXFAM, an international non-government organization who has been helping Haiyan-affected areas since last year is set to launch the Scaling up Resilience in Governance in Region 8 (SURGE) Friday at Hotel Alejandro, this city.

The activity which is a consortium of Christian Aid, Handicap International and Plan International aims to increase the resilience of more communities in the region.

27 Nov 2014 description

By Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, November 27 (PIA) - Ilocanos were asked to join a national crusade to preserve the environment amidst the emerging effectd of climate change.

Undersecretary Jose Mari Oquiñena, the Director General of Philippine Information Agency (PIA), made his appeal for a unified effort of all the Ilocanos against climate change during his short visit in the province recently.

26 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

To help vulnerable families after typhoon Haiyan, ACT member Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe built 58 permanent shelters in Jaro, Leyte, one of the worst affected areas.

The new houses have been designed to resist strong winds and earthquakes. The foundation and four pillars are concrete and the walls are made of flexible and resilient bamboo sheets. The lumber for the houses has been exported from Germany. It is longer-lasting than the local coco lumber.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Geneva Call

From 17th to 20th November, Geneva Call held in Geneva its Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment and gathered 70 high-level representatives – political leaders, commanders and officers and legal advisers – of 35 armed non-State actors (ANSAs) coming from 14 different countries including Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Philippines and Somalia. Most are signatories to at least one of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment, but some non-signatory ANSAs also attended.

26 Nov 2014 description

11/26/2014 - 06:17 GMT

The Philippines will simplify its weather warnings to make them easier to understand in order to prevent the annual loss of hundreds of lives from natural calamities, officials said Wednesday.

The state weather service of one of the world's most disaster-prone nations is working with linguists to ensure that the threat posed by typhoons, floods and other events would be fully understood by people, they said.

26 Nov 2014 description

Some 2,779 family-survivors of Typhoon Pablo from this town and in Cateel, Boston, and Tarragona received their new houses from Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman and Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon during a simple turn over ceremony in Banganga, Davao Oriental, over the weekend.

The shelter units were built through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) in partnership with the provincial local government.

26 Nov 2014 description

On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through the Philippines. Due to the unprecedented trail of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan many family homes were heavily damaged and destroyed in Leyte and Eastern Samar Provinces.

ACTED and ShelterBox are supporting 300 families to rebuild their homes in Northern Leyte, providing housing material, training local carpenters and mobilizing community to build houses using ‘build back safer’ techniques.

26 Nov 2014 description

Aid organizations are increasingly recognizing and prioritizing communication as a form of assistance – one as important as water, food and shelter. Without access to information, disaster survivors cannot access the help they need or make informed decisions about their recovery. These are just some of the main findings of a new report published today about the response of the UN and its partners to November 2013’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

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.

25 Nov 2014 description
report CDAC Network

PRESS RELEASE

Bangkok, Thailand - 25 November 2014:

Effective humanitarian response requires good two-way communication that provides useful information and engages communities in dialogue, states a new report on Typhoon Haiyan being launched today in Bangkok.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Other Worlds

This is part 2 of a four-part article series “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water, zero waste, environmental justice, and good jobs. They are all members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, a network of over 800 organizations from 90+ countries.

24 Nov 2014 description

24 - 25 Nov 2014
Manila, Philippines

One year on from Typhoon Yolanda, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and Wilton Park will organize a workshop on Disaster prevention, preparedness and response in South and Southeast Asia: maximizing a gender-inclusive approach on 24−25 November.

Over 120 gender experts and disaster risk reduction practitioners from across the region, including the Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, and Vietnam, will come together to discuss how to make disaster risk management more gender-inclusive.

24 Nov 2014 description

Since Typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines on Nov.8th, 2013, AMDA has been supporting the affected people through different activities such as medical missions, distribution of food items and others. In collaboration with local officials, AMDA was able to support local elementary school and preschool students by distribution of school items and stationaries in Leyte from July to October, 2014, which was funded by students of 33 high schools in Hiroshima.