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P239-M in housing aid for Yolanda Victims released

MANILA, Dec. 11 -- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad has released P238.6 million to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to support the Housing Materials Assistance (HOMA) to victims of Typhoon Yolanda under the agency’s Emergency Housing Assistance for Calamity Victims Program (EHACVP).

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 12 – 19 November

Viet Nam has been affected by both Cyclone Podul and Typhoon Haiyan over the past ten days. At least 41 people have been killed in rains triggered by Podul, adding to the 14 people killed during Haiyan.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 5 – 12 November

Snapshot 5 – 12 November

In Syria, the opposition agreed to participate in international peace talks in Geneva under the condition that President al-Assad is excluded from any transitional government, which constitutes a major obstacle to the initiation of the process as the Government stated it will not enter discussion if this demand is upheld. The peace dialogue has been repeatedly postponed and will not go ahead as planned in November. To date, the overall number of Syrian refugees is over 2.2 million and the number of people in need in the country stands at 9.3 million.

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan DREF operation n° MDRPH014

The IFRC has allocated CHF 475,495 to support the Philippine Red Cross in deploying rapid assessment teams and delivering immediate assistance to 5,000 families.

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Information Bulletin n° 1

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross has placed its disaster response teams on standby for rapid deployment and preparedness stocks ready for dispatch, if required.

Summary: Typhoon Haiyan is currently making its way across the Pacific and has intensified into a category 5 typhoon (super typhoon).

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06 Nov 2013: ASIA – Tropical Cyclones


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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 29 October – 5 November

Snapshot 29 October – 5 November

In Syria, the opposition remains divided over their participation to proposed peace talks in Geneva, with a decision being expected by 9 November. In Damascus, the Government repeated that it will not enter discussions if President al-Assad is forced to resign. While the overall number of Syrian refugees went over 2.2 million, revised estimates indicated that the number of people in need in Syria has increased from 6.8 million in April to 9.3 million in late October. An estimated 6.5 million are internally displaced.

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NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 09 re Effects of Typhoon "VINTA" (KROSA)


II. Effects

C. Affected Population

A total of 445 families or 220,443 persons were affected in 537 barangays in 39 municipalities and 1 city in 5 provinces of Regions I, II and CAR

Out of the total affected, 13,722 families / 65,946 persons were displaced and served outside evacuation centers

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04 Nov 2013: ASIA – Tropical Cyclones


• KROSA (VINTA in the Philippines) made landfall in Cagayan (northern Luzon) on 31 Oct as a Typhoon; then moved over the South China Sea, weakening. Strong winds and heavy rains affected N Philippines, killing 3 people, displacing ca. 66 000 people and affecting another ca. 220 400, mostly in Cagayan province, and damaging ca. 28 000 houses (as of 03 Nov 22:00 UTC, NDRRMC). In the next 24h it is forecast to move towards Vietnam, as a Tropical Depression.

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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 29 October - 4 November, 2013

Cyclone Krosa is now south of Hong Kong and is forecast to hit Vietnam. Tropical storm 30 is likely to bring more heavy rain to IDPs in Zamboanga, who are living in camps which have already been flooded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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NZ supports relief efforts in the Philippines

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand will provide $850,000 in humanitarian assistance to the Philippines following the recent earthquake and flooding.

An estimated 370,000 people are living in temporary shelters after the 7.2 magnitude quake last month.

“The United Nations has launched an international appeal after an assessment revealed recovery needs are greater than first thought,” Mr McCully says.