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18 Sep 2008 description

Period covered by the Final Report : February 2006 - April 2008

With the consent of the partner donors, the balance of approximately CHF 200,000 from the operation has been reallocated to Emergency Appeal MDRPH002: Philippines Typhoons, which has received inadequate coverage so far.

Appeal target: CHF 2.80 million1 (USD 2.67 million or EUR 1.70 million).

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008

In brief

Programme(s) summary:

The Annual Appeal to support the Philippines National Red Cross Society (PNRC) focuses on organisational development, with an emphasis on expanding its volunteer base throughout the country, as well as increasing its capacity in disaster management and health and care.

Financial situation:

The total budget for 2008 is CHF 2,158,657 (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.31 million).

23 Feb 2008 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation

Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines held charity activities and medical services to provide help for the victims and the poor in the year of 2007. The global warming has caused many calamities in recent years.

15 Oct 2007 description

Part I: Operational Requirements and Shortfalls

Overview of the 2007 Programme of Work

As the end of 2007 nears, the number of people the World Food Programme is seeking to support has risen to 83 million. The amount of food assistance required to assist these people is valued at US$3.4 billion. Considering resources mobilized thus far in 2007, the current level of funding falls short by some US$653 million.

Additional resources amounting to approximately US$800 million are required before the end of 2007 to ensure uninterrupted food aid deliveries for ongoing activities.

12 Oct 2007 description

They Work On 50 Houses In Bicol Express Build

MANILA, 12th October 2007: When some 800 volunteers arrived in the typhoon-struck Bicol region for a build with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, incessant rain was the unexpected welcome.

04 Sep 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.

04 Sep 2007 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation

On 8 August, the Philippines began to experience heavy rains from tropical storms Pabuk and Wutip, resulting in severe flooding in several northern provinces and landslides in mountainous areas. At least 12 died and more than 6,000 were forced to flee to evacuation centres.

24 Aug 2007 description

I. Overview

Tropical Storm (TS) Ohedeng entered the Philippine Area of responsibility (PAID) on August 5 10.00 PM with maximum sustained winds ranging from 85 to 110 kph, gustiness from 100-140 kph. TS Chedeng exited the country on August 8, 2007.

Tropical Storm Dodong entered PAR on B August 2007 (the same day TS Chedeng exited) at 230 kms north northeast of Basco. Batanes or at 225 km s west of southern Taiwan TS Dodong has a maximum sustained winds ranging from 55-75 kph, gustiness tram 80-90 kph and movement from 11-19 kph.

21 Aug 2007 description
  1. Situation Overview:

    - The enhanced southwest monsoon brought by Typhoon Egay caused flooding in several areas in Metro Manila, Regions III, IV-A and IV-B.

    2 Effects

    2.1 Affected Areas and Population (Details on Tab A)

    - A total of 546 barangays, were affected in 18 cities and 49 municipalities of 16 provinces in eight (8) regions (Regions 1, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, NCR, and CAR).

    - There is an increase on the number of affected population from 135,527 families /650,581 persons.

20 Aug 2007 description
  1. Situation Overview:

    1.2 Affected Areas and Population (Details on Tab A)

    - A total of 473 barangays were affected in 17 cities and 45 municipalities of 15 provinces in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR, and CAR.

    - There is a slight increase on the number of affected population from 132,642 families/631,262 persons to 135,527 families /650,581 persons.

    - Meanwhile, the total number of evacuees has decreased from 1,151 families/5,700 persons to 872 families/4,193 persons housed in 29 evacuation centers.

18 Aug 2007 description
  1. Situation Overview:

    1.2 Affected Areas and Population (Details on Tab A)

    - A total of 455 barangays, were affected in 17 cities and 41 municipalities of 13 provinces in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, NCR, and CAR.

    - There is a slight increase on the number of affected population from 113,569 families/542,371 persons to 132,642 families 1631,252 persons.

    - The cumulative total of evacuees also increased from 793 families/3,573 persons to 1,151 families/5,700 persons housed in 40 evacuation centers.

    1.2.

17 Aug 2007 description

Severe flooding has affected tens of millions of people around the world in recent weeks and months. Torrential rain is forecast to continue as new storms threaten Asia, Africa and Europe.

17 Aug 2007 description

Manila_(dpa) _ A powerful typhoon battered the northern Philippines on Friday, displacing close to 400,000 people and triggering massive floodings and other accidents.

No casualties have so far been reported due to various incidents caused by typhoon Sepat, according to the National Disaster Coordinating Council.

The agency said at least 20 towns in Pampanga province, 50 kilometres north of Manila, have been flooded due to heavy rains spawned by Sepat.

It added that 372,458 people have been adversely affected by the floodings in Pampanga, where at least 70 houses have been …

17 Aug 2007 description
  1. Regional Situation Overview

    Classes are suspended at all levels in Zambales, Bataan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas and Mindoro today 17 August 2007.

    Region II

    A small sea craft from Aparri, bound for Calayan Island with 70 passengers on board was stranded. The passengers are temporarily housed at a passenger dormitory in Barangay Makanaya Aparri.

    Region III

    The 241 barangays of 20 municipalities in Pampanga which were reported underwater last night are still flooded as of reporting time.

16 Aug 2007 description

Typhoon "Egay" will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon which will bring rains over Luzon and the Visayas.

In view of this weather disturbance, all concerned are hereby directed to undertake all precautionary and appropriate measures in their respective AORs. The public and the Disaster Coordinating Councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.

15 Aug 2007 description

Manila_(dpa) _ One person was killed as heavy rains caused floods and massive traffic jams in the Philippine capital on Wednesday, disrupting school classes and work in government offices.

A man was killed and three others were injured when a truck rammed into an office of a glass factory in metropolitan Manila's town of San Juan at the height of the rains.

Police said the truck's brakes failed after the vehicle passed through floodwaters, which has caused traffic jams in most major roads in Manila.

Even President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's supposed 15-minute …

10 Aug 2007 description

1. Situation Overview

Tropical Storms "Chedeng" and "Dodong" had caused the occurrence of rain-induced landslide, flooding , tornado and sea mishap.

2.

10 Aug 2007 description

By Winnie Romeril and Joe Lowry of the International Federation

The start of the 2007 typhoon season in South East Asia has been marked by torrential rains and heavy flooding in several countries, including Viet Nam, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Myanmar.

This year's rains are falling on already saturated and mountainous terrain, causing damage to terraced hillside crops, as well as severe flooding in the valleys.

09 Aug 2007 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

MANILA, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Three people were killed, 17 injured and 13 were missing as tropical storm Wutip left the Philippines on Thursday, after causing floods and landslides in parts of the north.

Tens of thousands of people were forced to seek shelter in public buildings in Manila and 13 northern provinces in the Luzon area because of the damage caused by Wutip, the fourth storm to hit the Philippines this year.

The rain this week from Wutip and a previous tropical storm, Pabuk, ended a three-month spell that dried up dams and farms and threatened water rationing in the …

09 Aug 2007 description

Manila_(dpa) _ At least three people were killed after two storms battered the Philippines, causing massive flooding, landslides and several deadly accidents, officials said Thursday.

A 9-year-old boy and a 35-year-old man were killed in landslides in the northern city of Baguio and Luba town in Abra province, the Office of Civil Defence said.

In Manila, another 9-year-old boy died Wednesday after being electrocuted while wading in knee-deep floodwater outside his school, police said.

Three students were also critically injured in a separate electrocution incident near the …