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Vanuatu + 10 others
The Pacific - Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 19 2014)

Normal to below normal rainfall is evident in many Pacific Island countries with the signs of El Niño development, while measles and chikungunya outbreaks are reported in the region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Hernani builds new town


Thursday 18th of September 2014

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar, Sept. 18 (PIA) - After Supe Typhoon "Yolanda" washed-out in totality its municipal building, Hernani LGU is now set to restore their seat of governance some three kilometers away from its present location.

In an interview with PIA, Vice Mayor Wilmar S. Candido revealed that the construction of this municipal building in Brgy. Canciledes is funded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila Central Office.

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World + 2 others
DEC Annual Report & Accounts 2013-2014

Saleh Saeed, DEC CEO, writes a special letter to all our supporters announcing the new DEC Annual Report.

Dear DEC supporter,

Last year was an extraordinary one for the Disasters Emergency Committee and we want to thank you for being part of it.

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World + 5 others
Global Estimates 2014 - People displaced by disasters

Twice as many people are being displaced today than in the 1970s. A new report from IDMC reveals this is largely due to the growth and concentration of urban populations.

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Preserved Packed Rice Distributed in Iloilo, Philippines

The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency relief, and Iloilo City Lions Club has been supporting people in the affected areas continuously.

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An early warning gave time to prepare for the super typhoon - Case Study

February 2014

Iloilo, Philippines – The road to Sara District Hospital in the countryside of the central part of the Philippines is bordered by verdant trees and lively communities.

Children play on school yards and adults go about their daily routines. On the surface, the lives seem to go on normally.

A closer look however reveals the vestiges of the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan that hit the province just three months earlier, in November 2013.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014


  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan

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Yolanda-hit towns in W. Visayas to receive P31.6M for Cash- for-Work

Eight towns in Panay Island which were heavily ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda last year will receive a total of P31.6 million for the Cash- for- Work (CFW) program implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Field Office VI in partnership with local government units (LGUs).

The towns of Anilao, San Rafael, Dao, Bingawan, Banate, and Ajuy in Iloilo, and Sapi-an in Capiz will receive P4.3 million each, while the municipality of New Lucena, Iloilo will receive P1.5 million.

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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines

Direct Relief

After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area.

One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready to roll!

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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September


Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

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P700-M ‘Yolanda’ donations disbursed, fully accounted for - DSWD

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 9 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Monday clarified that it has already fully disbursed the P779,486,400.15 local and foreign cash donations it has received in December 2013 and that these are fully accounted for.

The clarification came after news reports mentioned that an audit report of Typhoon Yolanda relief operations cited that DSWD has yet to spend the P782 million cash donations it received from local and foreign donors.

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Typhoon Haiyan: Rebuilding identities in the central Philippines

MAS-IN, the Philippines, September 8 (UNHCR) – Almost a year after Typhoon Haiyan cut a swath of destruction through the central Philippines, rebuilding has turned the region into one big construction site. Major infrastructure, buildings and roads are being rehabilitated. But in the interior village of Mas-in, nestled among sugarcane and pineapple plantations, one woman can only think of building what she has been longing for since birth – her identity.

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Enduring pain after Muslim rebel attack on Philippine city

09/08/2014 04:47 GMT

by Christian DONIO

ZAMBOANGA, September 8, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of people displaced by a Muslim rebel assault on a major Philippine city are enduring squalid conditions in an evacuation camp where dozens have died, while the guerilla leader remains free one year on.

The attack by Moro National Liberation Front gunmen triggered three weeks of urban battles with the military in Zamboanga, a southern port city, which left more than 240 people dead.

Agence France-Presse:

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Emergency appeal n° MDRPH014, operation update n°8

Appeal history:

  • 30 July 2014: A further revision of the emergency appeal was launched, seeking CHF 99.88 million to support 100,000 households (500,000 people)

  • 16 January 2014: A revision of this emergency appeal was launched for CHF 126.2 million to support 100,000 families (500,000 people) over 24 months.

  • 12 November 2013: An emergency appeal was launched on a preliminary basis for CHF 72.3 million to support 100,000 families (500,000 people) over 18 months.

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Philippines: Second phase of construction begins


After building 600 houses for vulnerable families in Dulag, Philippines following the destructive typhoon in 2013, Medair has started the second phase of construction. During the second phase, we will build 1,080 more houses, distribute roof kits to 1,200 households to strengthen homes, and provide training to more than 1,800 people on how to lessen risks and be prepared for future typhoons.

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DSWD receives add’l donation for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman receives the P432, 679. 22 check donation of the Association of Asian Election Authorities from Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Chairman Sixto Brillantes for Typhoon Yolanda survivors.

In accepting the donation, Sec. Soliman expressed her gratitude to the donors and said that this will be used in building additional transitional units for families displaced by ‘Yolanda’.

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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Response - Appeal PHL131 Revision 2

ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$25,114,557

Balance Requested: US$6,805,844

Revision 2 was originally issued on 18 August, 2014. It is corrected and re issued again today, 3rd September, 2014. The only changers made are on page 2, TABLE 3: SUMMARY OF APPEAL REQUIREMENTS. Here, the ICCO cooperation budget has been increased to $7.15 million. As a result, they are seeking a further $2.4 million from the alliance, to fully fund their requirement.

Corrected and reissued on 3rd September, 2014

Dear Colleagues,