As of 20 January, over 63,000 people remain displaced due to flash floods in northern Mindanao and the Visayas from 16 January, with an estimated 48,000 people inside 115 evacuation centres. (OCHA, 23 Jan 2017)
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), the combined effects of the rains that have lashed starting mid-January resulted in at least nine deaths, injured 10 people, damaged homes and swept away livelihoods, mainly in CARAGA, Davao and Northern Mindanao regions. More than 320,000 households (1.5 million people) have been affected, with at least 1,300 houses damaged. The authorities pre-emptively evacuated over 17,000 households (85,000 people), with 53,200 people still remaining in evacuation centres or staying with host families. Parts of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao provinces have been declared under the state of calamity. Initial estimates indicated that the cost of damage caused to agriculture alone is more than PHP 126 million (CHF 2.5 million). (IFRC, 3 Feb 2017)
As of 6 February, about 178,000 people in north-eastern Mindanao remain displaced by flooding caused by a series of weather systems that brought heavy rains since 8 January. Of those displaced, 20,000 are at 127 evacuation centres while most are being hosted by relatives or friends. A total of 586 houses in the towns of La Paz and Trento (Agusan del Sur province) were damaged. Roads in some areas, particularly Agusan del Sur, remain impassable while school classes have been suspended. DSWD is coordinating assistance with local government authorities. (OCHA, 6 Feb 2017)
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items. (OCHA, 20 Feb 2017)
The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines, which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.
Disaster relief and response agencies, including the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are continuously monitoring the possible impacts of the new tail-end of a cold front currently battering CARAGA and Davao Region.
According to the issued bulletin of state weather bureau PAGASA, the weather disturbance which was initially observed last February 15, has already weakened but will continue to bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms in the two regions.
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.
With Tropical Depression Bising entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) guarantees that enough resources are available in the National Resource Operations Center (NROC) and in its field offices (FOs) for the possible impact of this latest weather disturbance to affect the country.
Currently, the Department maintains a total of 481,824 Family Food Packs (FFPs) in warehouses strategically located in all regions of the country and stockpile and standby funds amounting to ₱2,309,796,325.93.
BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 6 (PIA) – Providing much needed aid to the 454 affected families situated in Agusan National High School (ANHS) was the aim of visiting Senator Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara during the distribution of about 500 packs of relief goods, Friday, Feb. 3.
The 46 remaining goods were given to the ANHS non-teaching personnel and those evacuees who helped carry the goods.
Following the massive flooding in some areas of Mindanao, World Vision will be distributing clean water kits that include Procter & Gamble (P&G) water purifier packets, filter cloth and jerry cans and hygiene kits in the next days.
“We initially aim to assist 2,500 families in the municipalities of La Paz and Loreto, Agusan del Sur. Let’s continue to uphold the families in prayer, those whose houses are still submerged, and especially for the protection of children from water-borne diseases,” says World Vision Acting National Director, Rommel Fuerte.
This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required at this time, but continue to monitor the evolving situation.
Cause of displacement
Between 90 and 230 IDPs killed
TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE, Feb. 3 - The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) of the Local Government of Tagum bared its latest record regarding the series of relief operations it has conducted following the days of torrential rain that submerged eight (8) barangays here and pushed the local government to declare the city under the State of Calamity.
QUEZON CITY, Feb. 2 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Offices (FOs) X and CARAGA maintain their close coordination with concerned local government units (LGUs) as heavy rains brought by a Low Pressure Area (LPA) and tail end of a cold front resulting in massive flooding have hit several areas anew in both regions over the weekend.
The regions are now experiencing good weather condition, but floodwaters have not subsided yet, hindering residents to go back to their respective homes and keeping evacuation centers (ECs) still open.
• Typhoon Nock-Ten-affected regions sustain heavy damage to agriculture and infrastructure as humanitarian actors find ways to further assist government recovery efforts.
• A Catanduanes community finds that preparedness and evacuation measures can achieve zero casualties.
• FAO augments government assistance to Typhoon Sarika and Haima-affected farmers.
• Flash flooding displaces thousands in Mindanao and Visayas.
• An inclusive dialogue with stakeholders ensures a safe and dignified return for Lumads in Mindanao.
II. EFFECTS: A. Pre-emptive Evacuation 1. A total of 196 families 1840 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in the following areas in Region X:
B. Affected Population (TAB A)
Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past days, especially the Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions, causing floods.
According to local media, as of 30 January at 7.00 UTC, at least 77 643 people have been affected, of which 52 147 in Northern Mindanao and 25 496 in Caraga, and at least 500 houses have been damaged in Caraga.
Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect the country, including the areas already affected.
Weather officials raised the “Code Red” in Northern Mindanao, including the province of Misamis Oriental and the city of Cagayan De Oro Saturday afternoon as heavy rains continuous to batter the region.
Luz Mercado of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAG-ASA) based in Misamis Oriental, said that “Code Red” means that force evacuation could be employed among residents along the river channels due to rising flood water.
MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Jan. 28 (PNA) -- Local officials have raised flood warnings in various areas in northern and northeastern Mindanao amid the heavy rains that continued to drench the region Saturday morning.
Local weather officials have raised the “orange alert” in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands due to heavy rains spawned by a low-pressure area (LPA) Saturday morning.
A. Preemptive Evacuation (TAB A)
1, A total of 17,366 families / 90,697 persons were pre-emptively evacuated in Regions VI, VII, IX, X, XI, CARAGA, and NIR.
B. Affected Population (TAB B)
• Severe weather, including heavy rain and strong winds, has been affecting the south-eastern Asia and French Polynesia over the last weeks, causing floods. According to local media, as of 24 January, 63 deaths and 65 000 evacuees have been reported in Thailand; in the Philippines 6 people died; in Malaysia at least 6 000 people have been evacuated; in French Polynesia damaged houses have been reported.