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08 Sep 2016 description
report Oxfam

Delivering aid to a large, displaced population provides challenges for governments, the private sector and aid organizations in the aftermath of any humanitarian crisis. The increasing scale and impact of disaster events call for innovative solutions for a more efficient and effective delivery of cash to affected populations.

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.

08 Jun 2015 description

Overview

The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

27 Apr 2015 description

Overview

In 2014, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) intensified its operations to support the recovery of people affected by previous disasters, specifically Typhoon Bopha which struck eastern Mindanao on December 2012; the 2013 typhoons and floods season which devastated parts of eastern Luzon; the Central Visayas earthquake on October 2013 which destroyed a large part of the province of Bohol; and most notably, Typhoon Haiyan which struck in November 2013 and killed more than 6,800 people and affected more than six million people across several provinces.

30 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 20,000 people still remain in transitional shelters in Zamboanga – a 14 per cent decline in the last three months.

• 19 tropical storms affected the Philippines in 2014; the storm season was less active than the previous year.

• The Government focuses on disaster preparedness, calling for a “whole-of-society approach”.

• Evacuation orders lifted as the Mayon Volcano alert level is lowered.

• The Government invests in long-term solutions to resettle those regularly exposed to the threat of volcano eruption.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

05 Nov 2014 description

Snapshot 29 October – 4 November

Yemen: As a government was agreed by Houthi and other opposition parties, the Southern Movement announced a merger to represent all southerners in the campaign for independence. Houthi insurgents attacked the Sunni opposition Al Islah party headquarters in Ibb, while Al Qaeda killed 18 Yemeni troops during an attack in Hudaydah.

23 Sep 2014 description

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

09 Sep 2014 description

Summary: Typhoon Rammasun (locally known as Glenda) made landfall in the town of Rapu Rapu, Albay, Bicol region (eastern coast of Philippines) Tuesday morning, 15 July. It moved westward across seven regions and exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 17 July 2014 leaving behind damages in agriculture, infrastructure, and school and health care facilities amounting to more than 10 billion Philippine pesos (approximately 200 million Swiss francs) and affecting a million families.

03 Sep 2014 description

By Faizza Tanggol

Farmers from Sorsogon face the constant challenge of extreme weather conditions which damage their crops. Thanks to the US Government, Bicol University, and the World Food Programme, these farmers can now protect some of their crops through the tunnel-type agriculture.

02 Sep 2014 description

Syria: Syrian refugee numbers have grown by a million in a year, and now exceed three million, while the journey out of Syria is getting tougher. 42 children were reported killed by government strikes over 29-31 August, while in IS-held areas there are reports of routine executions and amputations.

30 Aug 2014 description
report Viet Nam News

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai urged ministries and localities to focus on minimising the destruction caused by floods, flash floods and landslides. People were often proactive when it came to minimising storm-related damages to human and property, but remained inattentive to storm-triggered disasters like flash floods and landslides, leading to serious losses, he said.

26 Aug 2014 description

One never knows the effectiveness of a disaster preparedness and response programme until a disaster strikes. So how did communities in Sorsogon fare when Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) hit their province?

The Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR) initiatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), was recently tested when strong winds and rains battered the province of Sorsogon on Wednesday, the 15th of July this year.

26 Aug 2014 description

Syria: Only 41% of Syria’s public hospitals are fully operational. The latest in a number of local truces around Damascus has been agreed between state forces and opposition in Qadam. 191,369 people were reported killed March 2011–April 2014, mainly in Rural Damascus, Aleppo, Homs, Idleb, Dar’a and Hama, according to new UN figures.