In the afternoon of 14 October 2015, Typhoon Koppu (known locally as "Lando") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility. A total of 72 families, or 219 people, have been pre-emptively evacuated in the Province of Isabela (Govt, 17 Oct 2015).
Typhoon Koppu made landfall in Casiguran town in Aurora province on 18 October, weakening from a Category 3 to Category 1 strength. Some 14,300 people have evacuated to 108 evacuation centres. (OCHA, 18 Oct 2015)
The government reported at least 46 deaths, 82 injured and 5 missing from the storm. More than half a million people have evacuated, of which 108,700 people are in 424 evacuation centres. (OCHA, 23 Oct 2015)
Government-led relief efforts are transitioning to recovery operations three weeks into the response to Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando). Flooding is receding in all areas according to the Philippine Red Cross. (OCHA, 6 Nov 2016)
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The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with several earthquakes and around 20 tropical cyclones per year among other natural calamities.
In 2015, the European Commission made available a total of € 2.1 million in response to the decades-long armed conflict in the southernmost island of Mindanao, which has displaced more than 495 000 individuals since 2012.
The Philippines is actively working towards fulfillment of WHS core commitments.
Farmers are just beginning to recover from the effects of El Niño as La Niña begins.
Typhoon Koppu in October 2015 displaced over one million people. The Central Emergency Response Fund was a key tool for the international humanitarian community to support the Government.
July is National Disaster Consciousness Month to raise awareness of the country’s disaster awareness programmes.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Description of the disaster
28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT
Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.
AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000
- MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
Second modification as from 08.03.2016: Fiji - Tropical Cyclone Winston:
Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on 20 February, causing loss of lives and significant damage to shelter, agriculture and infrastructure across its path. The Fiji Government estimates that close to 350 000 people living in the cyclone’s path were affected; 42 people have been confirmed dead and close to 40 000 people remain in evacuation centres.
FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level
Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon
Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills
Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines
Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities
• 31,500 people remain displaced by continuous armed clashes in Maguindanao province since 5 February.
• CERF-funded emergency health project helps 212,000 most vulnerable people among those hit by Typhoon Koppu in October 2015.
• Inter-agency Cash Working Group applies lessons of cash-transfer programming in Typhoon Haiyan response to disaster preparedness.
Displacement – a way of life in Maguindanao
31,500 people remain displaced by clashes in Maguindanao
UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Typhoon Koppu (locally known as Lando) made landfall over the town of Casiguran, Aurora province, eastern Luzon on October 18, 2015 as a Category 3 typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 185km/h and gusts up to 220km/h.
Summary of WFP assistance
Since re-establishing its presence in the Philippines in 2006, WFP has supported school feeding, supplementary feeding for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years of age, provision of micronutrient powders, general food distribution (GFD), cash for assets (CFA) and cash for training (CFT) in Mindanao. WFP pays particular attention to the empowerment of women across all activities, for example, CFT projects that chart income-generating paths for women.
On this Edition
- AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
- Annual Disaster Report
- Steps for Continuous Improvement in
- Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
In November of last year, Typhoon Koppu hit the Philippines hard, especially in the province of Nueva Ecija. Then Typhoon Melor in December brought yet another wave of disaster and some of the onion seeds Tzu Chi gave were damaged. So, Tzu Chi volunteers mobilized once again to distribute more onion seeds, ahead of the planting season.
Total affected population: 3,284,640
Total affected children (under 18): 1,970,784
Total people to be reached in 2016: 66,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 53,700
2016 programme targets
• 45,000 mothers/caregivers accessed infant and young child counselling for appropriate feeding
• 1,450 children aged 6 to 59 months admitted to SAM programmes
• More than 75 per cent recovery rate for children treated for SAM
Landless farmers bear the brunt of drying effects of El Niño in southern Mindanao.
85 per cent of the country is projected to experience drought due to El Niño by the end of April.
Government declares a state of national calamity as three weather disturbances affect the Philippines.
24,600 people remain displaced in Zamboanga as it faces serious water shortage.
Small-scale farmers bear the brunt of El Niño in southern Mindanao
In 2015, 14 typhoons and tropical storms entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, 9 of which made landfall. Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) in October and Typhoon Melor (Nona) in December displaced hundreds of thousands of people in Luzon. Government-led military operations in central Mindanao led to displacement of over 120,000 people, while 24,600 displaced people in Zamboanga City are still waiting for permanent housing. Minor eruptions and abnormal activities of Mayon, Bulusan and Kanlaon volcanoes prompted the authorities to raise alerts.
HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS AND RESPONSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
The year 2015 was challenging for the Philippines due to several internal armed conflicts and other situations of violence that led to the displacement of around 100,000 civilians, mainly in Mindanao. Typhoons have also brought significant humanitarian consequences in some parts of the country.