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Typhoon Matmo kills 13 in China


BEIJING, July 27 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Matmo has claimed 13 lives in China and affected about 2.5 million residents, the Ministry of Civil Affairs announced on Sunday.

Nine deaths were reported in east China's Jiangxi Province and four were reported in south China's Guangdong Province, the ministry said in a statement.

As of 9 a.m. on Sunday, more than 2.54 million people had been affected as the impact of the typhoon spreads to 185 counties in eight provinces including Liaoning, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Shandong and Guangdong.

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Dual typhoons kill 64 in China


BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- The body count from super typhoon Rammasun in China has reached 62 with another 21 people still missing, while typhoon Matmo has claimed two lives, according to latest official figures.

The strongest typhoon hitting south China in four decades, Rammasun brought gales, downpours and floods, affecting over 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan, and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a statement on Friday.

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Helping Typhoon-Affected Families in the Philippines Return Home

Typhoon Rammasun—known in the Philippines as Typhoon Glenda—barreled across the Philippines’ Luzon Island in mid-July 2014, leaving 98 people dead and damaging or destroying more than 118,200 houses. When forecasters predicted that the storm would strike the coastal community of Casiguran in Sorsogon Province, the local disaster committee set out to notify residents, spreading the word using radios, phones, television messages, and printed warnings.

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China Flood 2014: Work Report 4


Situation Update

Since 18 July, super typhoon “Rammasun” has swept several provinces in Southern China, the powerful windstorm brought along torrential rains and storm surge and caused extensive damage, it was particularly serious in Hainan province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. As of 23 July, flood victims totaled over 7.48 million people in these two provinces, 33 people died or remained missing.

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Rebuilding storm-resilient shelters in Haiyan-stricken areas

Haiyan, the world’s most powerful typhoon to make landfall, not only destroyed lives and livelihoods but left millions of houses in central Philippines in ruins. More than eight months after the typhoon battered the country, rebuilding efforts are well underway. Helene Plennevaux heads the ICRC's sub-delegation in Guiuan. In this audio slide show she tells us how the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross are building storm-resilient shelters for thousands of families along the southern coast of Samar Island.

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Typhoon Glenda Update: Broadening Response Networks in the Philippines

Direct Relief

In the wake of Typhoon Glenda (also known as Rammasun), which barreled through the Philippines last week, Direct Relief continues to strengthen its network of health partners throughout the island nation.

Nearly 100 were killed by the storm, with more than 300 injured and thousands of houses damaged, displacing more than 500,000 people, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

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Doctors send aid to Yolanda victims

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 25 (PIA) -- Members of the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (PSOHNS) here recently handed to the Socksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc (SFFAII) some P269,000 as financial aid to victims of typhoon Yolanda.

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DSWD, LGUs to identify other needs of ‘Glenda’-affected families

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Offices, continues to coordinate with social workers of local government units (LGUs) for other appropriate services that need to be provided for the families affected by Typhoon Glenda.

As of 4 a.m. today, over 60,000 food packs have been distributed as augmentation support to resources of LGUs.

On top of this, 54,059 other food items and 28,332 non-food items were also provided.

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China, Taiwan, Philippines - Tropical cyclone MATMO (ECHO Daily Flash - 24 July 2014)

MATMO made landfall along the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian (Fujian Province, China) in the morning of 23 July (UTC), as a Severe Tropical Storm (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland, over northern Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, weakening. On 24 July at 0.00 UTC it was a Tropical Storm and its center was located near Shangrao (Jiangxi province).

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No.03 Effects of Typhoon "HENRY" (MATMO)


  • a total of 152 families/ 683 persons were affected in 24 baranganya in 5 municipalities in the provinces of Occidental Mindoro - Region IV-B and Negros Occidental Region VI

  • Of the total number of the affected population, 10 families / 32 persons were affected in Brgy, Sablayan, Occidental Mindolo and were evacuated to Alag elementary school

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World + 12 others
Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014


• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Philippine province proves mass storm deaths can be avoided

By Rosemarie Francisco

MANILA, July 24 (Reuters) - Nearly 100 people were killed in the Philippines last week when Typhoon Rammasun roared through, raising doubts about efforts to end the heavy tolls from storms that are only expected to get more intense as the global climate changes.

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Eastern and Northeast China should prepare for preventing heavy rain

At 6:00 of July 24, National Meteorological Center continues to release yellow warning for typhoon: the center of this year’s No.10 typhoon “Matmo” was in Jianyang of Fujian at 5:00, which was 27.2°N, 118.0°E. The maximum wind force was force 10 (25m/s) and the minimum pressure was 988hPa.

It is predicted that “Matmo” will move towards north at the speed of 20 to 25km per hour and will enter into northeastern Jiangxi. Then it will continue moving towards north with a reducing intensity.

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Earthquake Recovery Emergency appeal n° MDRHT008 Operation Update nº 37

Period covered by this operation update:
November 2013 to March 2014.

Appeal target (current): The overall budget is 276,366,942 Swiss francs including the Emergency Response Units (ERUs) value. The current appeal target without the ERUs value is 241,515,052 Swiss francs.

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Typhoon Rammasun hits the Philippines, July 23, 2014

Convoy of Hope

JULY 23, 2014 | 3:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, MO.Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team, which landed in the Philippines Sunday night, has distributed more than 30,000 meals, as well as hygiene kits and tarps to survivors of Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda). The team met with the coordinator of the Women’s Empowerment Program in Lucena, where they delivered food and construction supplies for the participants in the program, a few of whom lost everything in the storm.

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First Preparatory Committee of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Statement by Sri Lanka

14-15 July 2014

Distinguished Co-Chairs,

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23 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• Typhoon MATMO made landfall in the afternoon of 22 July (UTC) in eastern Taiwan's Taitung County. A few hours before landfall, at 12.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds of 158 km/h. After landfall it crossed Taiwan, weakening, and moved into the Taiwan Strait, towards eastern mainland China.

• In the morning of 23 July (UTC) it made landfall in the coastal area of Fuqing, near Putian, in Fujian Province (China) as a “Severe Tropical Storm” (China Meteorological Administration - CMA); then it moved inland weakening.

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Philippines: Typhoon Rammasun - Information Bulletin n° 4

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross has placed its disaster response teams on standby for rapid deployment and preparedness stocks ready for dispatch, as required.


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Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

By Kate Marshall, IFRC

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.

They greet the visitors with “Mupia ong-koi, ong-koi, [welcome friend],” as they disembark and make their way to the outdoor meeting hall where Philippine Red Cross is scheduled to conduct a recruitment drive for 30 community volunteers and the barangay (village) recovery committee.

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Typhoon Rammasun claims 56 lives in China


BEIJING, July 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Rammasun had increased to 56 as of Wednesday morning, with another 20 missing, latest official figures show.

Rammasun is the strongest typhoon to hit south China in four decades, bringing gales, downpours and floods. It has affected more than 11 million people in the provinces of Guangdong, Hainan and Yunnan as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said a statement from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.