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Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) Humanitarian handbook (Davao Oriental)

Handbook developed with OCHA’s partners provides information on the provincial environment, including government agencies and NGOs and projects by geographical and thematic area.

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Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) Humanitarian Handbook Region 13 (CARAGA)

Message from OCHA Philippines

Dear colleagues and partners,

The United Nations, the Government and the NGO community have historically shared a robust and stable partnership in the Philippines, a fundamental key to the success of our operations.

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Philippines: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 17 September 2013)

Zamboanga and Basilan emergency. For more than a week, fighting between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) caused displacement of 96,680 people from 31 barangays in Zamboanga and Basilan. At least 76,155 people are now in evacuations centres and an unknown number of civilians remain trapped in the affected coastal villages

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Technology increasingly used in disaster preparedness

The Philippines is a country beset with frequent disasters and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, so new ways to improve disaster preparedness and the resilience of the communities is a constant challenge for the Government and its humanitarian partners.

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Typhoon Bopha Affected Population Forums Report by HRC - Oxfam and OCHA

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I. Introduction

HRC – Oxfam and UN OCHA jointly facilitated the Affected Population Forum as a culminating activity of the duly conducted Community Consultations (during the mid and last week of May 2013) in some of the barangays of the municipality of New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province.

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ECOSOC: Innovating humanitarian response

On 17 July, the second high-level panel of the 2013 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment will explore how humanitarian organizations can seize the opportunities presented by new technologies to innovate and improve their response to disasters.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 18 | 15 June – 16 July 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mid-Year Review requires US$47 million for conflict and typhoon-affected people.

  • Organisation of Islamic Cooperation delegation visit Mindanao

  • Humanitarian Country Team review aid effectiveness in retreat

  • Communicating with disaster affected people

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An Overview of Global Humanitarian Action at Mid-Year 2013 [EN/AR]

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Global humanitarian action at mid-2013 has entered uncharted territory in terms of the number of people needing help and resources still to be secured, mainly because of the Syria crisis.

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Mid-Year Review of the Humanitarian Action Plan for the Philippines (Mindanao) 2013

With a deficit of $47 million, the revised plan seeks to address the humanitarian and early recovery needs of the communities affected by Typhoon Bopha in eastern Mindanao.

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Philippines (Mindanao): Humanitarian Action Plan Mid-Year Review Funding (June 2013)

In 2013, the humanitarian community launched a Philippines (Mindanao) Humanitarian Action Plan for US$ 35 million to respond to humanitarian and protection needs in Mindanao.

Since the Humanitarian Action Plan was published in December 2012,Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, swept across Mindanao causing widespread destruction. The humanitarian community appealed for US$65 million under the Bopha Action Plan as an addendum to the Humanitarian Action Plan.

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Joint UN and OIC humanitarian mission commits to strengthen partnership with Philippine Government

(Manila, Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Geneva, 20 June 2013): A humanitarian partnership mission to the Philippines, led jointly by the Government of the Philippines, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines is ending its five-day visit today.

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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 17 | 18 May – 14 June 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale affects more than 2,500 people in North Cotabato.

  • Most clusters reach Bopha Action Plan targets; residual early recovery, livelihood, agriculture, health, and education needs remain.

  • Affected communities participate in Bopha After Action Review.

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Report: The After Action Review/ Lessons Learned Workshops Typhoon Bopha Response

Three workshops were conducted to elicit the views of those responding to the emergency and community consultations also took place separately to garner feedback from people directly affected.

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Philippines: Snapshot on Mindanao (June 2013)

Peace Process

Positive developments in the peace process are ongoing between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic liberation Front (MILF). Since the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro in October 2012, the peace process continues to progress with the formation of the Transition Commission in February 2013, tasked to draft a Basic Law for the new political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Central Mindanao

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Philippines: Bridging the information gap

When Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) hit the southern Philippines in late 2012, many communities were caught off guard. Post-disaster assessments carried out by OCHA found that a lack of accessible information and unfamiliarity with disaster warning systems may have contributed to the loss of lives.

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Asia-Pacific Region 14 - 20 May, 2013, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Bangladesh - Tropical Storm Mahasen struck southern districts on 16 May. The Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) is ongoing and preliminary findings are due to be presented tomorrow (21 May). 17 people have reportedly lost their lives, JNA results will provide a better understand of the impact of the cyclone on shelter and livelihoods.
    Source: PDC, OCHA Flash Update No. 7

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Philippines: Humanitarian Snapshot: Focus on Mindanao (April 2013)

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