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19 Dec 2016 description

MYANMAR

Local humanitarian organizations estimate up to 15,000 people may have been displaced into China since 20 November, as a result of fighting between armed ethnic groups and the Myanmar Military. A further 2,400 people from northern Shan have been displaced within Myanmar. Needs in Myanmar are mostly being met by local community based organizations with some support from INGOs.

19 Dec 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 17 - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has earmarked around Php14 million in emergency loan for some 300 active members and old-age pensioners in Datu Piang, Maguindanao who were affected by flash floods that hit the municipality in November.

The deadline for loan application is December 27, 2016.

14 Dec 2016 description

Situation Analysis

On 16 October 2016, at 2:30 AM, Typhoon Sarika (locally known as Karen) made landfall over Baler, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 150 km per hour and gustiness of up to 210 km per hour, and moved west across the Luzon mainland before heading out to the sea west of the Philippines. By morning of 17 October, Typhoon Sarika had exited the PAR, according to PAGASA.

13 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Indigenous community continue to undergo protracted displacement in Mindanao, where they lack access to basic social services.

• Skills training in Zamboanga City support peacebuilding efforts and help families displaced by the 2013 conflict.

• Typhoon Haima affected regions have shifted from emergency response to recovery, with housing, infrastructure and agricultural damage being one of the major concerns.

FIGURES

Typhoon Haima

# of displaced persons* 2,376,723

12 Dec 2016 description

INDONESIA

A 6.4M earthquake in Aceh on 7 December resulted in 101 deaths, 670 injuries and displaced more than 83,000 people. This figure includes those who prefer to stay outside their homes due to aftershocks. Nearly 3,000 homes were heavily damaged. A two-week emergency response phase has been declared. A robust Government-led response is underway, supported by in-country HCT members and other partners. The Government does not see a need for international assistance at this time.

101 people killed

SOLOMON ISLANDS

06 Dec 2016 description

MANILA, Dec. 3 - Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III released P2,261,000 in total wages to Ilocos Norte’s 715 informal sector workers who were affected by Lawin and Ineng.

The payment took place during the celebration of the province’s Tan-ok Festival last week, about a month after typhoon Lawin wreaked havoc in the northernmost part of Region 1.

06 Dec 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today released its Week 3 Accomplishment Report on the ESCAP or Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) which details Total Funded vs Distributed ESCAP. The covered period of the 3rd report is from November 23 to 29.

Under the ESCAP, residents affected by Typhoon Lawin will receive financial assistance. Those with partially damaged houses are being given P10,000, while those with totally destroyed houses will receive P30,000.

02 Dec 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 November 2016

The LPA east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "MARCE" with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is hoisted over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

24 November 2016

29 Nov 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TOKAGE continued moving north-west passing over Western Visagas and Mimaropa regions, as a Tropical Storm. It then exited in the South China Sea and continued moving north-east, weakening. On 28 November at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 170 km west of Vigan city (Ilocos Sur province, Luzon) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 56 km/h (Tropical Depression).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move south-west over the South China Sea, weakening and dissipating. Moderate to locally heavy rain may affect the eastern areas of Luzon.

27 Nov 2016 description

Following the lifting of all storm signals in the country, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide provision of relief items and augmentation support in areas badly hit by the storm.

Based on the latest bulletin issued by the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB), 2,081 families or 9,353 persons were displaced by ‘Marce’ in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, Negros Island Region (NIR) and CARAGA. However, due to improvements in the weather, several evacuees start to return home.

27 Nov 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 November 2016

The LPA east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "MARCE" with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is hoisted over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

24 November 2016

25 Nov 2016 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Pre-Emptive Evacuation

• A total of 637 families 2,959 persons are taking pre-emptive evacuation in Regions VII and CARAGA, and currently taking shelter in 5 evacuation centers.

B. AFFECTED POPULATION

• A total of 285 families / 1,100 persons affected in 13 barangays in Region CARAGA. Of this 285 families / 1,098 persons were served inside evacuation centers.

24 Nov 2016 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 October 2016

The LPA east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "MARCE" with maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 17 kph. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is hoisted over Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

20 Nov 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Typhoons Sarika and Haima have negatively affected central and northern parts of Luzon, but overall impact on 2016 cereal crops expected to be limited

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to remain high

  • Prices of rice stable in recent months

  • Typhoons negatively impacted livelihoods and food security of affected households

Cereal production in 2016 forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level

14 Nov 2016 description

NEW ZEALAND

On 14 November, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch on South Island at a depth of 15 km. The media reported at least two people were killed. Following the earthquake, a two meter tsunami was recorded in Kaikoura. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) immediately issued a tsunami land warning for the East Cape to Southland, including Wellington and the Chatham Islands but has since been cancelled. A state of emergency was declared in Kaikoura.

09 Nov 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office XII, continues to provide resource augmentation to the local government of Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat to meet the needs of families affected by flooding due to heavy rains in the town that started on November 6.

04 Nov 2016 description

Highlights:

• In mid-October, the Philippines was struck by two typhoons in close succession, Sarika, a Category 4 event on 16 October and Haima, a Category 5 event on 19 October. Central and northern parts of Luzon were the most affected areas.

• Strong winds, heavy rains and localized floods caused the loss of life and severe damage to the agriculture sector, including losses of the main staple rice paddy crop, as well as of maize and other high value crops. In addition, losses were reported in the livestock and fishery sectors.