Tropical Cyclone

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18 Dec 2014 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation


Result of the cash-for-work programs conducted in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  1. School Relief Program: Installation of 453 pre-fabricated classrooms and rooftop repair for 203 classrooms.

  2. Teaching of Jing Si Aphorisms Program: Calming the mind and soul of school children.

  3. Building of 2,250 temporary houses.

  4. Memorial Ceremony for the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

18 Dec 2014 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries


· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.

· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.

18 Dec 2014 description


  • More than 41,200 houses were destroyed; families whose houses need reconstruction will face prolonged displacement and require extended humanitarian aid.

  • Authorities to ensure worst-affected communities in Region VIII receive uninterrupted aid during the approaching holiday season.

  • No indication of disease outbreaks to date.

  • International assistance limited to localized and targeted support using in-country resources to complement government relief efforts.

18 Dec 2014 description

KALIBO, Aklan, December 17 (PIA6) -- Typhoon Ruby’s fury in Aklan wrought a total of P94,956,759.81 in damages, according to the final damage assessment report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) here.

The report, as released by PDRRMC Executive Officer Galo Ibardolaza, showed that damages in agriculture reached P15,910,754.81 while infrastructure damages reached P78,730,000.00.

On the other hand, public utilities damage reached P316,005.00 – as reported by Kalibo and Numancia, the only towns which submitted the figures to the PDRRMC.

18 Dec 2014 description
report MAP International

ATLANTA, December 5, 2014 -- As Typhoon Ruby/Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, a Georgia-based global health nonprofit is already preparing to send more than $600,000 in emergency medical supplies. MAP International ( already has 60 “Medical Mission Packs” of essential medical supplies packed and ready to be airlifted to the Philippines from its Distribution Center in Brunswick, GA. The Typhoon is expected to hit on Saturday morning U.S. eastern time.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

18 Dec 2014 description
report ShelterBox

As our ShelterBox response team volunteers continue to assess the damage caused by Typhoon Hagupit, which hit the Philippines earlier this month, they describe how much the island of Samar has changed in just a few weeks.

The evidence of Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Typhoon Ruby, is clear to see in Eastern Samar, where a team made up of John Cordell (US), Richard Innes (UK), Richard Loat (CAN), Liam Norris (UK), Mike Peachey (NZ) and Brian Glenn (US) has been assessing the need for shelter.

18 Dec 2014 description
report ShelterBox

ShelterBox has been working with local groups to help people create safe shelters and rebuild their homes following Hurricane Odile.

In September, Hurricane Odile, described as the most intense tropical cyclone to hit in 60 years, made landfall on the Baja California Peninsula on the west coast of Mexico.

As the hurricane was not expected to hit land, little warning was given and it inflicted widespread damage. In the state of Baja California Sur, the popular tourist area Cabo San Lucas suffered winds of 125 miles per hour.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Humanity Road


Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in advance of landfall. The typhoon made landfall Saturday, December 6 at 9:15 p.m.

Attached is our updated Social Media 3W report containing information on 77 aid providers responding to typhoon Hagupit, if you would like to list your organization on our 3W report, submit using the following form

17 Dec 2014 description


"RUBY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the evening of 10 December 2014.


• A total of 918,055 families / 3,914,930 persons were affected in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, CARAGA and NCR

• A total of 31,874 families / 165,243 persons are currently being served inside and outside 458 evacuation centers


• Eighteen (18) deaths were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, VII, and VIII

17 Dec 2014 description


Relief materials such as 2,000 hygiene kits, 2,000 jerry cans, 1,000 Aquatabs arrived in Tacloban City and are ready for distribution

Considering there is no electricity available in some areas, IOM distributed solar lamps

Validations of damaged houses are underway and IOM teams will shortly start with shelter distributions

IOM teams began to roll out the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in affected communities to identify the gaps and needs of the displaced families

17 Dec 2014 description
report Direct Relief

Samar Provincial Hospital. Photo by Gordon Willcock. Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in the Philippines continues to deliver life-saving medicines in areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby).

The typhoon made at least four landfalls in the island nation on Dec. 7, with winds reaching 125 mph, according to The Weather Channel. More than 30 million people have been affected by the storm, reports AccuWeather.

17 Dec 2014 description


  • Communities have less access to radio, TV, internet and even print media in most affected areas.


  • Far East Broadcasting Company-First Response Radio (FEBC-FRR) and PECOJON humanitarian radio (98.7 FM) started to broadcast in the municipality of Taft, Eastern Samar. The radio station is live on air from 5 am to 9 pm for public service announcements, humanitarian response updates and other life-saving information.

17 Dec 2014 description

TSF connects the towns of Borongan, Oras and Dolores

TSF’s ICT support teams have connected 3 of the worst-hit towns in the province of Eastern Samar, an area drastically weakened and vastly destroyed by the recent passage of Typhoon Hagupit.