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24 Jun 2014 description
report CCCM Cluster

Introduction

Context

Camp coordination and camp man agement was defined as a new sector under the Humanitarian Reform process in 2005. Since the CCCM Cluster’s creation, it has been activated in a number of humanitarian crises. The cluster has invested signifcant efforts in emergency responses and has begun working closely with national authorities in disaster and conflict-prone countries to build their capacity to respond to the needs of the displaced. Presently the CCCM Cluster missions are active in 19 countries worldwide.

22 Aug 2013 description

08/22/2013 07:34 GMT

MANILA, August 22, 2013 (AFP) - Disaster-weary Philippine residents mopped up Thursday after four days of torrential rain that officials said had killed 17 people and forced more than half a million from flooded homes.

Residents swept out their muddy floors as floods receded, having covered half of Manila's metropolitan area on Tuesday, rescue officials said.

04 Mar 2013 description

Clashes and violence escalated during the past week in Bangladesh, following the sentencing to death of a senior Islamist leader, marking the bloodiest bout of violence since the country’s independence four decades ago.

Continuous rains have caused floods in Agusan del Sur in the Province of Pampanga in the Philippines. Some 49,073 persons were affected as of 27 February.

01 Mar 2013 description

Period covered: 9 August 2012 to 15 February 2013 Appeal target (current): CHF 1,772,243 Appeal coverage: 77 per cent

Appeal history:

· 31 August 2012: An emergency appeal was launched, seeking CHF 1,772,243 to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) for seven months

· 9 August 2012: A preliminary appeal was launched for CHF 922,700 to assist 15,000 families (75,000 people) in five months

· Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 180,837 was allocated on 9 August 2012 to support the national society to initiate distributions and support assessments.

04 Feb 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Tired of being victims to annual flood waters that inundate their houses, residents of several villages along the shore of the largest lake in the Philippines are organising to either stop the flooding or find viable alternatives for their families.

They live around Laguna de Bay, a huge lake southeast of Manila, the country’s capital. Although the lake has long flooded during the annual typhoon season, it has grown worse in recent years. Residents say the water has risen higher and their communities have remained flooded longer than in the past.

16 Jan 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Significant achievements for children in a challenging year

By Chris Niles

NEW YORK, United States of America, 31 December 2012 – It’s been another challenging year for UNICEF and its partners – responding to a wide range of humanitarian needs under less-than-ideal financial circumstances.

But significant gains have been realized, particularly in the fight against disease and child mortality.

15 Jan 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Typhoon Bopha causes some localized crop damage in southern Philippines

  • The 2012 main season paddy and maize harvests officially estimated at record levels

  • Cereal imports in 2012/13 marketing year to decline

  • Prices of rice and maize have remained relatively stable

  • Food insecurity persists in some areas of the country

Typhoon Bopha causes some localized crop damage in southern Philippines

21 Dec 2012 description

Period covered by this update: 10 October to 16 December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,772,243

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 77 per cent covered in cash and kind. Further contributions are needed to meet the needs of affected families.

11 Dec 2012 description

2012 Asian Disaster Figures *

BANGKOK, 11 December 2012 - An early view of disaster trends in 2012 across Asia, the world's most disaster-prone region, shows that mortality from flood events continues to decline but economic losses remain a major cause of concern.

In 2012 so far, floods were the most frequent disaster occurring in Asia (44%) and had the highest human and economic impact. They accounted for 54% of the death toll in Asia, 78% of people affected and 56% of all economic damages in the region.

06 Dec 2012 description

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information on the impact is available. Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the southern Philippines on 4 December, carrying winds of up to 160 kilometres an hour. More than 294,000 people have been affected in seven provinces, according to Government estimates. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama, prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

03 Dec 2012 description

Storm Bopha is heading toward southern Philippines as thousands of people are evacuating in high-risk areas. The storm is expected to intensify to a typhoon and will make landfall in Northern Mindanao late on Tuesday night. Severe rains have affected at least 6,500 people in Panama prompting the Government of Panama to declare a state of emergency for the regions of La Chorrera, Capira and Colón.

The situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, with heavy fighting in Damascus, Homs, Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Deraa as well as Idlib and Hama provinces.

26 Nov 2012 description

More than 140,000 have been displaced in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after rebel group M23 gained control over the regional capital Goma and surrounding areas. Heavy fighting between rebels and the military continues to rage nationwide in Syria, primarily in Aleppo, Damascus and Deir al-Zor governorates. A recently published WFP assessment revealed that about 1.3 million people (25% of the total population) are considered food insecure in Kyrgyzstan, due to high food prices.

25 Nov 2012 description

I. Situation Overview

Due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, Davao Region is experiencing intermittent rains for the past few days which resulted in flooding in some municipalities of the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental.

25 Nov 2012 description

(Extract)

F. Agriculture and Livestock

Agriculture and Livestock
Asuncion, Davao del Norte
Fish - Php 175,000.00
Crops
• Rice - Php 170,852.00
• Corn - Php 2,202,000.00
• Vegetable - Php 377,000.00
• Cavendish - Php 15,000,000,00
Brauli E. Dujali, Davao del Norte
Rice - Php 7,500

22 Nov 2012 description

I. Situation Overview

Due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, Davao Region is experiencing intermittent rains for the past few days which resulted in flooding in some municipalities of the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental.

Flood waters affected the municipalities of Kapalong and Asuncion is now affecting the downstream communities particularly Barangay Talomo of the Municipality of Sto.

22 Nov 2012 description

I. Situation Overview

  • Due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, Davao Region is experiencing intermittent rains for the past few days which resulted in flooding in some municipalities of the provinces of Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte and Davao Oriental.
22 Nov 2012 description

By Jeanevive D. Abangan

TAGUM CITY, Nov. 22 (PIA) -- Floods affected a total of 745 families when an inter-tropical convergence zone last November 20 (Tuesday) brought heavy rains to the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

Reports from Office of Civil Defense (OCD) XI Regional Director Liza R. Mazo said these families were residents of 32 barangays in nine towns of the three flood-affected Davao Region provinces.

Davao Oriental was hardly hit as two persons drowned with one still missing as of this writing.

21 Nov 2012 description

(Extract)

3 . FLASH FLOOD INCIDENT AT TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE

Situation Overview

• On or about 8:30 a.m. 20 November 2012, a flashflood occurred at Tubod, Lana° del Norte.

• There were no casualties.

Actions Taken

▪ Lanao del Norte PORRIVIC and Tubod IVIDRRMC is assessing and monitoring the incident.

4 . FLOODING INCIDENT AT COMPOSTELA7COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE

Situation Overview

▪ A flooding incident occurred at Compostela, Compostela Valley Province affecting three (3) barangays.

Actions Taken

19 Nov 2012 description

Laguna Lake, 13 November 2012 — Communities around Laguna Lake, just east of the capital, Manila, are still suffering from the aftermath of flooding from a succession of tropical storms, the latest of which, Typhoon Ofel, hit the country late last month.

"I can hear the waves crashing into the walls of our house [at night]", Helen, a 53-year old grandmother and long-time resident of Laguna, said while standing in the kitchen where lake water still splashed on her feet.