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29 Mar 2012 description

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.

10 Feb 2012 description

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.

31 Jan 2012 description

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.

12 Dec 2011 description

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.

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12 Dec 2011 description

(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.

01 Dec 2011 description

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.

29 Nov 2011 description

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

25 Nov 2011 description
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

23 Nov 2011 description

(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.

23 Nov 2011 description

(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.

23 Nov 2011 description

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.

23 Nov 2011 description

(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.

22 Nov 2011 description
  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

22 Nov 2011 description

Rice prices uncertain after Southeast Asian floods

21 Nov 2011 description
  1. Executive Summary

The population of Mindanao continues to be affected by the triple factors of insecurity, natural hazards and poverty. Heavy rains and severe weather that are affecting much of Asia have caused repeated flooding in central and southern Mindanao, displacing the population twice or even three times in some areas. The recurrent flooding has damaged agricultural land, social infrastructure and livelihoods, and reversed the gains in early recovery.

20 Nov 2011 description

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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

17 Nov 2011 description

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:

16 Nov 2011 description

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

16 Nov 2011 description

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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

16 Nov 2011 description

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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

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