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27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description

MANILA, Aug. 26 (PIA) – Soon, some 550 families affected by the super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ will have their new and permanent houses in the Pope Francis Village.

The ground breaking ceremony was recently held for the 12-hectare project site in Barangay 99, Diit, Tacloban City.

According to the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA)-Caritas Philippines, the housing project is for families living the danger zones of Tacloban City.

25 Aug 2015 description
  • Despite impressive progress to address poverty and food insecurity, climate-related hazards could threaten these hard-won development gains.

  • Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country in November 2013, and more recently Typhoon Hagupit are testament to the potentially devastating effects of climate on food security and vulnerable livelihoods.

  • Better understanding of climate risks and their impact on household food security is a critical first step for managing and reducing risks.

25 Aug 2015 description

24 August 2015 - Ambassador Buba Tekune, Charge d’Affaires of the Federal Government of Nigeria turned over to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, a donation amounting US$300,000.00 (equivalent to PH14,000,000.00) and housing/construction materials to support the Government’s Post-Haiyan rehabilitation efforts and to benefit the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan in a turnover ceremony held at the DSWD on August 19.

24 Aug 2015 description

24 August 2015 - Ambassador Buba Tekune, Charge d’Affaires of the Federal Government of Nigeria, turned over to Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, a donation amounting US$300,000.00 (equivalent to PH14,000,000.00) and housing/construction materials to support the Government’s Post-Haiyan rehabilitation efforts and to benefit the Filipino victims of Typhoon Haiyan in a turnover ceremony held at the DSWD on August 19.

24 Aug 2015 description
report Oxfam

One of the best parts about my job with Oxfam Canada is that I get to see firsthand the amazing contributions of our staff and partners in the field and meet the women and men we work with. And my recent trip to the Philippines, to see the results of Humanitarian Coalition emergency relief and recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 did not disappoint.

24 Aug 2015 description

Under the Qatar Alliance for the Relief of the Peoples of Somalia and the Philippines, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) is conducting a large development project in the Philippines, including housing units, classrooms, and a depot, at a total value of $2,256,209 (QR 8,211,020).

19 Aug 2015 description

UMCOR is helping at-risk communities protect themselves from typhoons and other hazards

By David Tereshchuk*

August 11, 2015—In the typhoon-prone Philippines, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has completed construction of two community storm shelters and is helping at-risk villages employ those shelters effectively, as part of an integrated disaster-readiness program the communities develop for themselves.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

18 Aug 2015 description

Summary:

Some 20 months since Typhoon Haiyan struck, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continues to support the PRC in implementing recovery programmes in benefit of those who were mostly impacted. Provision of shelter repair assistance was completed in December 2014, with 18,344 households reached. A further 3,620 households have now also received core shelters together with latrines and septic tanks.

13 Aug 2015 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Aug. 4 (PIA) – Some 1,533 families or 8000 individuals are benefiting from the housing units formally handed over by the Australian Government as part of its broad assistance to communities affected by typhoon Yolanda.

The housing units were handed over in a simple ceremony recently at Palo Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte followed by visits to the shelter sites in Barangay Libertad in Palo and in Barangay Bagacay in Tacloban, City.

11 Aug 2015 description

Resilience is the ability of countries to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from a disaster or crisis. Strengthening the resilience of populations can help reduce the impact of disasters which affect millions every year. The EU places resilience as a central objective of development and humanitarian assistance and spent 13% (or €122 million) of the EU's humanitarian funding on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities in 2014.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

10 Aug 2015 description

HLA, ACF Collaborate to Improve Disaster Resilience in the Philippines

MAKATI CITY – The Humanitarian Leadership Academy, a global consortium of aid organizations designed to help communities become more resilient in the face of disaster and give them training and skills to respond to crises in their own countries, and ACF, signed a memorandum of understanding on May 27, 2015.

05 Aug 2015 description

To help build the resilience of small-scale rice-, corn- and coconut-based farming communities severely affected by Typhoon Haiyan, some 40,000 households have received recovery support in the form of water- and pest-resistant storage containers, along with training that will help farmers protect their seeds and reduce post-harvest losses.

One of the most important post-harvest activities is the storage of grains and seeds. However, according to a recent FAO Post-Harvest Haiyan Report, many farming households lose an average of almost 60 kg during the storage period.

05 Aug 2015 description

This issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor updates the 2015 and 2016 GDP growth and inflation projections for ADB's Pacific developing member countries. The policy briefs included in this issue focus on disasters in the Pacific.

Highlights

Highlights from this issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor include the following:

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

03 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA (3 August 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, has urged the Government of the Philippines to follow-through with its commitments and devote much needed attention and resources to internally displaced persons “until durable solutions are attained and their futures are secured.”

02 Aug 2015 description

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Sunday 8/2/2015 - 05:55 GMT

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government's response so far had been "inadequate".

President Benigno Aquino's spokesman Herminio Coloma said the government was not merely trying to find new housing for those displaced by the storm, which was the most powerful ever recorded to have hit land, but was also trying to ensure they would be relocated to safer ground.