- ODI - Bayanihan after Typhoon Haiyan: Are we romanticising an indigenous coping strategy?
- OCHA Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 7, 1 to 31 July 2016
- ECHO Factsheet – Philippines - Jun 2016
Appeals & Funding
- National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- PAGASA (Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration)
- Philippine National Disaster Response Pillar
- IOM Humanitarian Compendium
- Food Security Cluster: the Philippines
- Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
Monsoon rains in the Philippines have caused major flooding across multiple provinces. More than 15,000 families have been affected by the monsoon.
Convoy of Hope's team in the Philippines is responding by providing people in need with emergency relief supplies. To date, they have provided more than 33,000 meals and have served 1,655 families in Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Llocos Sur and Llocos Norte.
29.08.2016 – GIZ's Fit for School programme supports ministries of education across South-East Asia in improving hygiene in schools and facilitating a healthy environment for learning.
‘Water for Sustainable Growth’ is the theme of this year’s World Water Week, which is taking place in Stockholm from 28 August to 2 September 2016. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is participating in the conference and will be presenting a number of its projects dedicated to equal access to water and sanitation.
We, the Negotiating Panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) successfully resumed the formal talks in the peace negotiations from 22 to 26 August 2016 in Oslo, Norway facilitated by the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG), thereby ending almost half a decade of impasse in the formal talks in the peace negotiations. At the opening ceremonies, RNG Special Envoy to the Philippine Peace Process Amb.
Tzu Chi’s humanitarian aid to the survivors after typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines) has lasted for almost 3 years from 2013 until now. Relief projects includes food distributions, cash for relief, housing projects, vocational training programs, rebuilding projects, environmental projects, medical services, volunteer training programs, etc. Though Tacloban city, the most damaged area in the typhoon, is far away form Manila, there is no distance too far that it cannot be reached to a loving heart.
26 August 2016
Research released today on World Humanitarian Day shows that skilled Australian volunteers play a unique and important role in responding to overseas humanitarian crises.
'In the course of a few days, the parties in the Philippine peace process have reached agreement on issues that have blocked progress for many years. The agreement to recommend amnesties and a ceasefire is a breakthrough. It is also of crucial importance that the whole of the communist movement National Democratic Front of the Philippines is now represented here in Oslo,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
Posted on Friday, Aug 26th, 2016
OSLO, NORWAY— They all came with guarded optimism and managed expectations.
When they leave tomorrow, August 27, they will be bringing results beyond what they were hoping for.
It was swift and cordial but nevertheless substantive and intense.
None of the acrimonious exchanges happened.
Instead, the discussions were jovial punctuated by off-the-cuff remarks and banters that periodically made everybody in the room laughing out loud.
Some giggling, even.
2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:
Typhoon "DINDO" has maintained its strength and moves slowly in a southwest direction
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:
Typhoon "DINDO" has maintained its strength as it continues to move south southwest slowly.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:
Typhoon with International Name "LIONRICOK" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "DINDO"
Justice Secretary Defends Killing Suspected Drug Dealers, Users
By Phelim Kine
Five-year-old Danica May became the youngest reported victim of the Philippine government’s abusive “war on drugs” on Tuesday.
Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti
The torrential rains enhanced by the southwest monsoon (Habagat), which began on August 5 and continued well throughout the following week, inundated many low-lying areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. Marikina City and the town of San Mateo in Rizal are among the most affected. Some 5,000 residents were needed to be evacuated in the said areas.
“This happens every year,” says Rosenda Impan, one of the evacuees. “The water rose quickly. We were scared of the flood so we came and stayed here (in the evacuation area).”
Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report
23 Aug 2016
New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.
Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region
As of 31 July 2016, there were 237 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than the number of cases reported in the same period of the previous four years (2012-2015).
- Heavy rain and strong winds, due to the passage of a Low Pressure Area and Southwest Monsoon, have been affecting southern Luzon and Visayas, causing floods and landslides.
- Official reports, as of 22 August, mentioned 19 people dead, 12 injured, seven missing, over 8 200 people evacuated, over 400 houses fully or partially damaged in the Regions I,III,VI, CALABARZON, CAR, MIMAROPA and NCR.
- Over the next 24 h more heavy rain may affect Luzon and Visayas.
Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016
What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?
Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.