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31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

25 Mar 2017 description

Appeal history

14 December 2015: Typhoon Melor makes landfall in Batag Island, Northern Samar, and moves westward.

16 December 2015: Typhoon Melor exits to the west of the Philippines. Information bulletin no. 1 issued.

17 December 2015: The President of the Philippines declares a state of national calamity following the devastation caused by Typhoon Melor.

18 December 2015: Tropical Depression Twenty-Three makes landfall in Davao Oriental province, eastern Mindanao. Information bulletin no. 2 issued.

28 Nov 2016 description

The situation

Typhoon Melor struck Northern Samar on 14 December 2015 moving westward and exited Philippine landmass through Occidental Mindoro and dissipated over the sea west of the country on 19 December. Melor left 42 people dead, almost 300,000 houses damaged and some PHP 4.3 billion (CHF 89 million) worth of agriculture and infrastructure assets affected.

19 Apr 2016 description
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South East Asia and the Pacific - version 3
Technical Annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000

  1. 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.

10 Mar 2016 description

UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific

08 Mar 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 2,079,515 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,740,793 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to some 45,000 people over 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: emergency relief and shelter, recovery shelter, health, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

21 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

06 Jan 2016 description

U.S.A.
• Heavy rain and thunderstorms affected several parts of the country with worst affected the states of Missouri and Illinois, over the past weeks causing flooding and river overflowing.
• Media reported 29 people dead and thousands displaced, while on 2 January the Governor declared a State of Emergency and activated the National Guard for Missouri.

02 Jan 2016 description

Joint media release:

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP

2 January 2016

The Australian Government will support the ongoing efforts of the Philippines Government as it responds to Typhoon Melor and Tropical Depression Onyok and persistent heavy rains.

28 Dec 2015 description

PHILIPPINES

The Northeast Monsoon has triggered flood and landslide in northern and central Luzon. Because of the incident, a total of 140,543 people were affected and served inside and outside evacuation centres.

INDONESIA

Strong wind damaged 42 houses in Pangkajene, South Sulawesi Province.

MALAYSIA

23 Dec 2015 description

• Heavy rains are still affecting several areas of northern and central Philippines , causing more floods, landslides and deaths. Four more people died in Calabarzon region (Luzon) on 19 December, due to a landslide, and another five were injured in Central Visayas.

22 Dec 2015 description

The situation

The Philippines are recouping from the combined effects of Typhoon Melor (local name Nona), Tropical Depression Twenty Three (local name Onyok) and monsoon rains enhanced by the two tropical systems. As a result of the weather disturbances, which followed back-to-back within a week, there are significant humanitarian needs spanning the three main islands – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

22 Dec 2015 description

Date: 22 December 2015, 8:00 AM

I. OVERVIEW

A. Chronology and Tropical Depression Track

16 December 2015

The Tropical Depression East of Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "ONYOK". At 10:00 PM, "ONYOK" slightly intensified as it moved in westward direction towards Eastern Mindanao.

17 December 2015

22 Dec 2015 description

SITUATION

CHINA – Landslide

• A landslide hit an industrial park of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in the province of Guangdong on 20 December.
• As of 21 December, media reported at least 33 buildings damaged, seven people rescued, 85 missing and more than 900 people evacuated. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing.
However heavy rains are affecting the area, hampering rescue efforts.

PHILIPPINES – Tropical Cyclones

21 Dec 2015 description

Date: 21 December 2015, 6:00 AM

I. OVERVIEW

A, Chronology and Tropical Depression Track

16 December 2015

The Tropical Depression East of Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "ONYOK". At 10:00 PM, "ONYOK" slightly intensified as it moved in westward direction towards Eastern Mindanao.

17 December 2015

21 Dec 2015 description

PHILIPPINES

On 18 Dec the President declared a State of National Calamity to hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation in response to Typhoon Melor (Nona). As of 21 Dec, the NDRRMC reported 41 deaths, 24 injured and 5 missing. International aid agencies are providing targeted humanitarian assistance and mobilising in-country resources to support the Government's relief operations. 41people dead

21 Dec 2015 description

All evacuation centers,​ which are managed by the local government units (LGUs)​,​ in areas affected by Tropical Depression Onyok are now closed, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which leads the Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster under the humanitarian cluster system of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

21 Dec 2015 description

Date: 20 December 2015, 6:00 PM

I. OVERVIEW

A, Chronology and Tropical Depression Track

16 December 2015

The Tropical Depression East of Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "ONYOK". At 10:00 PM, "ONYOK" slightly intensified as it moved in westward direction towards Eastern Mindanao.

17 December 2015