Toggle text

CERF allocates $3.9 for humanitarian relief to Mindanao

CERF provides $3.9 million been in a state of low-intensity conflict since 1968. The conflict, combined with the impact of clan feuds and natural disasters, has resulted in cycles of displacement.

Populations in remote areas are increasingly susceptible to chronic poverty and experience multiple vulnerabilities, such as lack of access to clean water, malnutrition and access to livelihoods, all of which are exacerbated by the impact of conflict and recurrent natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

DSWD-ARMM fast-tracks construction of 100 core shelters in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY, Feb. 10 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (DSWD-ARMM) has assured that it is fast tracking the construction of core shelters funded under President Benigno S Aquino III’s stimulus fund.

According to DSWD-ARMM assistant regional secretary Pombaen Kader, P1.9 billion in stimulus fund has been released to the autonomous region for various programs and projects that include core shelters, day care centers, supplemental feeding, cash for work, and livelihood assistance.

Toggle text

Philippines + 1 other
Vouchers for flood relief in Cotobato city and Sultan Kudarat, ARMM

In response to a rapid-onset emergency, Action Against Hunger / ACF International, with funding from AECID, implemented a cash transfer program in Cotobato City, situated in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines. The project established a cash voucher program through local supermarkets to provide flood-affected people with essential food and non-food items. The program also piloted the use of debit cards for the first time in the Philippines.

Toggle text

The Philippines: Amid floods and conflict, nearly 700,000 people need aid

The UN and aid agencies appealed for US$38 million today to help nearly 700,000 people living in war-torn and disaster-prone areas in the southern Filipino island of Mindanao.

Read the full story

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Humanitarian community launches an action plan for Mindanao, the Philippines, for US$38 million

(Manila/New York, 12 December 2011): United Nations Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for the Philippines Jacqui Badcock, on behalf of international and national humanitarian organizations, today called for US$38 million to support the Government to provide urgent humanitarian aid to 680,000 people in central Mindanao.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Philippines + 1 other
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg on Yemen and the Philippines - Press Statement

Noon briefing, 2 December 201

Ladies and gentlemen,

I have just returned from a four-day mission to Yemen and I must say that I am extremely concerned that millions of people around the country are facing a severe and worsening humanitarian crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: Progress Report re Flashflood at Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte

Situation Overview:

• On or about 9:00 PM 24 November 2011, a flash flood incident occurred at Lapayan, Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte due to heavy rains

Toggle text

Thailand + 4 others
Lessons to be learned from SE Asia floods

Report
Guardian

Severe flooding has caused serious damage across south-east Asia, affecting around 9 million people. Thailand has been better placed to cope than its neighbours

Read the full story on the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog

Toggle text

Statement Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg

(Manila, 23 November 2011)

Good morning everyone, and thank you for coming.

This week, as you saw in the video, I visited Mindanao for the first time. It was an important opportunity to see and hear first-hand how communities in this part of the Philippines are coping with a protracted humanitarian crisis, brought about by years of armed conflict and other forms of violence, as well as recurring national disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Deputy humanitarian chief completes visit to the Philippines

(Manila/New York, 23 November 2011): Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Catherine Bragg completed her visit to the Philippines today.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

UN seeks more aid for Philippine war, flood victims

By Cecil Morella (AFP)

MANILA — A senior UN official on Wednesday called for a doubling of international aid to nearly 700,000 people displaced by conflict and floods in the southern Philippines, many of whom are living in dire conditions.

Catherine Bragg, the United Nations assistant secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said the recurring nature of the violence on the island of Mindanao left whole communities unable to farm or get proper medical care.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

Statement: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg - Mission to the Philippines (18-23 November 2011)

(Manila, 23 November 2011) Good morning everyone, and thank you for coming.

This week, as you saw in the video, I visited Mindanao for the first time. It was an important opportunity to see and hear first-hand how communities in this part of the Philippines are coping with a protracted humanitarian crisis, brought about by years of armed conflict and other forms of violence, as well as recurring national disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: Initial Report re Landslide Incident Between the Boundaries of Brgy. Bonuanan and Guinsorongan, Catbalogan City

  1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Profile of the Incident

• Due to heavy rains, a landslide incident occurred at about 12:00 NN, 22 November 2011 between the boundaries of Brgys Bonuanan and Guinsorongan, Catbalogan City

Toggle text

Afghanistan + 11 others
Asia Pacific Food Situation Update - November 2011

Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods

Toggle text

Philippines (Mindanao) Humanitarian Action Plan 2012

  1. Executive Summary
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 6 re Effects of Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Continuous Heavy Rains

(Extract)

B. EVACUEES

Region III

• About 39 families / 160 persons were evacuated to Matawe Brgy. Hall, Dingalan, Aurora due to flooding

Region II

• At the height of the flooding, about 1,174 families / 5,282 persons from Baggao, Cagayan were evacuated at the three (3) designated evacuation centers. As of reporting time. Evacuues have returned home

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: Final Report re Flash Flood in Davao City

SITUATION OVERVIEW:

• Due to heavy rains brought about by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), flash floods occurred in the municipalities of Carmen and Braulio E. Dujali in Davao del Node on November 9-14, 2011. Summary of affected populations are as follows:

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 4 re Effects of Low Pressure Area (LPA)

(Extract)

C. Incidents Monitored

Region II

• Thirteen (13) Barangays (11 in Baggao and 2 in Sta. Teresita, all in Cagayan Province) were affected by flood due to continuous rains

• A total of 967 families / 4,341 persons were affected, out of which, 43 families/193 persons from Baggao were evacuated in the two (2) designated evacuation centers

Region III

• One, identified as Brian Reyes, 19 year old male who went fishing at the former quarry site at Barangay La Paz, Bamban, Tarlac was reported drowned at around 1:00 PM, 15 November 2011

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 5 re Effects of Low Pressure Area (LPA) and Continuous Heavy Rains

II. INCIDENTS MONITORED

Region II

• Sixteen (16) Barangays (14 in Baggao and 2 in Sta. Teresita, all in Cagayan Province) were affected by flood due to continuous rains

Region III

• One (1), identified as Brian Reyes, 19 year old male who went fishing at the former quarry site at Brgy. La Paz, Bamban, Tarlac was reported drowned at around 1:00 PM, 15 November 2011 • At 4:30 PM, 17 November 2011, flooding occurred at Brgy. Matawe, Dingalan, Aurora due to heavy rains. Landslide was also reported • About 30 houses were under 2-feet deep floodwater

Toggle text

NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 2 re Effects of Low Pressure Area (LPA)

(Extract)

II. INCIDENTS MONITORED

Region III

• A 19 year old male identified as Brian Reyes, drowned while fishing at the former quarry site located at Barangay La Paz, Bamban, Tarlac at around 1:00 PM of 15 November 2011

Actions Taken:

Bamban Mayor Anunciacion Leonardo, PNP, Barangay Officials and Tarlac WASAR Team initiated a joint Retrieval Operation and continue to do so until the body of the drowned victim is retrieved

Region V