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Global Estimates 2014: People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970's. A report reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Preserved Packed Rice Distributed in Iloilo, Philippines

The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency relief, and Iloilo City Lions Club has been supporting people in the affected areas continuously.

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NDDRMC Update SitRep No.10 re Effects of Typhoon "Luis" (Kalmaegi) and Other Incidents

Typhoon "LUIS" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 12 September 2013 and exited on 15 September 2014.


  1. Suspension of Class for 17 September 2014
    Mangin Elementary School in Dagupan City

  2. Affected Population (Tab A) (As of 4:00 AM, 17 September 2014)
    A total of 85,336 families / 371,394 persons were affected and displaced inside 51 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III, IV-A, VI, CAR and NCR

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Mexico airlifts tourists stranded by hurricane

09/17/2014 03:33 GMT

by Yemeli ORTEGA

CABO SAN LUCAS, September 17, 2014 (AFP) - Mexican military and commercial airplanes began Tuesday to airlift tourists stranded in the Los Cabos resorts after Hurricane Odile left luxury hotels and communities in tatters.

Some 30,000 tourists have been waiting for a ride out of the devastated zone in Baja California peninsula after Odile rolled across the region Sunday and Monday before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

Agence France-Presse:

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An early warning gave time to prepare for the super typhoon - Case Study

February 2014

Iloilo, Philippines – The road to Sara District Hospital in the countryside of the central part of the Philippines is bordered by verdant trees and lively communities.

Children play on school yards and adults go about their daily routines. On the surface, the lives seem to go on normally.

A closer look however reveals the vestiges of the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the province just three months earlier, in November 2013.

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REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 372


  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: El huracán Odile deja a su paso por México 7,000 personas evacuadas, cortes de energía y cierre de carreteras.

  • SEQUÍA: El Presidente hondureño aprobó US$4.7 millones para responder a crisis. Se calcula que el déficit para implementar el Plan de Acción asciende a US$11.3 millones.

  • MIGRACIÓN: Fiscales de México, EEEUU, Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras crean grupo para diseñar estrategia para proteger a los menores migrantes no acompañados.

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Typhoon hits China's Hainan after shutting down Hong Kong

09/16/2014 09:39 GMT

by Neil CONNOR

BEIJING, September 16, 2014 (AFP) - A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China Tuesday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home.

Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres (89 miles) an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.

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Hurricane Odile: Monitoring medical needs as storm strikes Baja California

Direct Relief

In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path.

The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane by the time it made landfall, the heavy rain and high winds have forced thousands of people to evacuate to temporary shelters.

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NDDRMC Update SitRep No.09 re Effects of Typhoon "Luis" (Kalmaegi)


1. Affected Population (Tab A) (As of 6:00 PM, 16 September 2014)

  • A total of 44,065 families / 208,279 persons were affected and displaced inside 38 evacuation centers in Regions I, II, III IV-A, CAR, and NCR

2. Incident Monitored (Tab B) (As of 4:00 AM, 16 September 2014)

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Dirección General de Comunicación Social Boletín: Continúa alerta por Huracán “Odile” Categoría II


La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil de la Secretaría de Gobernación en coordinación con el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de la Comisión Nacional del Agua, informan a las autoridades estatales de Protección Civil que a las 10:00 horas de hoy tiempo del centro de México, que el Huracán “Odile” categoría II en el Océano Pacífico, continúa en tierra, aproximadamente a 100 km al este de Cabo San Lázaro, y a 145 km al sur de Loreto, ambos en Baja California Sur.

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Se apoya en comedores comunitarios a las familias afectadas por "Odile" en BCS

  • Instruye la Secretaria Rosario Robles Berlanga a la Delegación que en los comedores comunitarios de la entidad se proporcione alimento a las personas refugiadas en albergues.
  • Los 38 comedores cuentan para la atención con el apoyo de elementos de la Armada de México.
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Alerta en Los Cabos, México por llegada de huracán Odile - La fuerza del huracán obligó a las autoridades a resguardar a unos 30.000 turistas.

El Espectador

El poderoso huracán Odile tocó tierra este lunes cerca de la localidad turística mexicana de Los Cabos, donde miles de turistas, la mayoría extranjeros, se resguardaban en hoteles habilitados como refugios, mientras residentes eran traslados a albergues.

Odile tocó tierra en la madrugada de este lunes a unos 10 km al este de Los Cabos, con vientos sostenidos de 205 km/h, con lo cual alcanza la categoría tres de la escala Saffir-Simpson, que tiene un máximo de cinco, precisó el Centro Nacional de Huracanes de Estados Unidos (NHC).