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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.

06 Jan 2012 description

From January to December, nineteen (19) TCs entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), ten (10) of them were destructive namely Tropical Storm (TS) Bebeng (May 8-11); Typhoon Chedeng (May 20-28); TS TS Falcon ( June 21-25) Typhoon Juaning, (July 25-28), Typhoon Kabayan (July 28-Aug 5); Typhoon Mina (Aug 21-29), Typhoon Pedring (Sept 24-28) , Typhoon Quiel (Sept 29 –Oct 2); TD Ramon (Oct 10-14); and Tropical Storm Sendong (Dec 15-18).

06 Jan 2012 description

DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011

Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events, China (14), Indonesia (6) and the Philippines (22) top the list. However, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand suffered the greatest number of lives lost.

25 Aug 2011 description
  1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The cessation of hostilities between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) continued to be respected in the first half of the year, furthering the return and resettlement of the internally displaced people. However, the conflict-affected populations’ high level of vulnerability and the perseverance of violence connected to other armed groups and to clan violence (locally referred to as rido) have contributed to the persistence of humanitarian needs.

10 Jun 2011 description

Key points:

• Two early tropical cyclones swept through the Philippine Area of Responsibility at the peak of Filipino summer.

• There are a number of underreported displacements in Mindanao, which is a cause for concern.

• The Mindanao Humanitarian Team will undertake a review of the 2011 Mindanao Humanitarian Action Plan. The Team will review sectoral needs analysis according to latest assessment information and adjust strategic objectives, cluster response plans and projects.

06 Jun 2011 description

OSLO, Norvège – Le monde a besoin de redéfinir d’urgence ses mécanismes de réponse aux catastrophes naturelles et aux déplacements de population, a indiqué le Haut Commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés António Guterres aujourd’hui, en exhortant les pays à adopter de nouvelles mesures pour faire face aux déplacements de population - au sein d’un pays ou au-delà des frontières – qui sont générés par le changement climatique.

06 Jun 2011 description

OSLO, Norway – The world needs to urgently redefine its response to natural disasters and displacement, said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today as he urged countries to adopt new measures to cope with climate-induced displacement within and across borders.

16 May 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

A. Chronology of Tropical Storm “BEBENG”

15 May 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

A. Chronology of Tropical Storm “BEBENG”

11 May 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

A . Chronology of Tropical Storm Bebeng

On May 6, 2011, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Visayas has intensified into a tropical depression (TD) and was named “BEBENG” (AERE).

On May 7, 2011, TD “Bebeng” it maintained its strength while moving west northwestward direction and intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) which threatened the Bicol Region.

On May 8, 2011, TS “Bebeng” intensified further as it moved closer to Bicol Region, made its first landfall over northern Catanduanes and headed towards Quezon-Aurora area.

11 May 2011 description
report IRIN

MANILA, 11 May 2011 (IRIN) - At the peak of the summer season, tropical storm Aere caught many unprepared. Almost 400,000 people were affected and 24 people lost their lives, the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council [ http://ndcc.gov.ph/attachments/article/208/NDRRMC%20Sitrep%20No.%209%20re%20Tropical%20Storm%20Bebeng%20%2011May%202011,%206%20AM.pdf ] reported on 11 May.

10 May 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

10 May 2011 06:31

MANILA, May 10 (Reuters) - The death toll from tropical storm Aere climbed to 15 people as emergency workers rushed to restore electricity and telephone services in the central Philippines, disaster officials said on Tuesday.

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10 May 2011 description

DATE: 10 May 2011, 6:00 PM

Sources: AFP, PNP, PCG, DSWD, DPWH, DOH, PAGASA, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VIII, CAR and NCR

10 May 2011 description

DATE: 10 May 2011, 6:00 AM
Sources: AFP, PNP, PCG, DSWD, DPWH, DOH, PAGASA, OCDRCs I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VIII, CAR and NCR

09 May 2011 description
report Voice of America

Tropical Storm Aere continued its deadly path across the northern Philippines Monday on a course that could take it to Taiwan later in the week.

Philippine officials warned residents to avoid areas prone to flooding and mudslides on northern Luzon island. At least 11 people have died and 100,000 have been displaced since the season's first tropical storm struck eastern Catanduanes province early Sunday.

In Taiwan, the central weather bureau issued a sea warning Monday, saying the storm could bring torrential rains to the island's eastern and southern areas.

09 May 2011 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

· Tropical Storm "BEBENG" has maintained its strength as it moves Northward

· Location of Eye/Center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of TS “Bebeng” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 50 km East of Tuguegarao City (17.5°N, 122.2°E)

· Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph

· Movement: Forecast to move North at 15 kph

· Forecast Positions:

Tuesday Afternoon - 120 km East of Basco, Batanes

09 May 2011 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

MANILA, May 9 (Reuters) - A tropical storm slammed into the northeast mountain region on the Philippines' main island on Monday, killing at least 10 people and plunging some areas into darkness, disaster officials said.

Read the full article on Reuters - AlertNet.