On 19 October 2016, the typhoon made landfall in Cagayan in the evening as a category 4 storm.(Gov't of the Philippines, 20 Oct 2016)
Eight deaths, all males, including two minors and an infant, have so far been attributed to this storm. These deaths all occurred from landslides in CAR. Additionally, there are two people reported missing. A total of 53,433 people were displaced in CAR and Regions I, II, III, IV-A and V, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Of those, 40,515 people are currently staying in 331 evacuation centres, while nearly 11,000 more are staying with friends or relatives.(OCHA, 21 Oct 2016)
About 68 per cent of the 148,000 still displaced by Typhoon Haima, as of 23 October, are in Region II. There are still 36,000 people in evacuation centres and another 112,000 people who are home-based. The number of damaged or destroyed houses has risen in excess of 46,000. Damages to agriculture and fishing have exceeded PhP646 million (US$14 million) in Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) and Region I. The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has formally declined the Humanitarian Coordinator’s offer of assistance. (OCHA, 23 Oct 2016)
As of 25 October, the total number of people displaced dropped to 37,678, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). There were 56 evacuation centres open in Region III and CAR, hosting 5,475 people, and one evacuation centre in Region I hosting 15 people, while 32,188 people in these regions are staying with friends or relatives. The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, indicating limited activation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s Operations Center, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities. (OCHA, 25 Oct 2016)
As of 28 October, nearly 31,000 people remained displaced in Region III and Cordillera Administrative Region as a result of Typhoon Haima (4,000 people are in 20 evacuation centres and 27,000 are hosted by relatives and friends). Around 192,000 houses have been damaged, mostly in Cagayan and Isabela provinces. The Government, local and international NGOs are providing assistance to the affected communities. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2016)
As of 31 October, assessments reports from far-flung areas affected by Typhoon Haima continue to come in, with some municipalities incurring damage to 100 per cent of homes. In its latest report, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) recorded more than 168,000 damaged and 29,000 destroyed houses. Over 65 per cent of the damaged homes were concentrated in Cagayan and Isabela provinces. Also hard-hit was CAR, where 18 per cent of the overall damaged and destroyed homes were located. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2016)
As of 10 November, about 31,000 people are displaced in Region III (Central Luzon) by Typhoon Haima, which hit the Philippines on 19 October. Of the total number of displaced people, 3,600 people remain inside evacuation centres in the provinces of Tarlac, Bulacan and Pampanga. Nearly 270,000 houses were destroyed, mostly in Cagayan and Isabela provinces. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to lead the government’s transition to recovery, providing emergency shelter funds and cash-for-work programming to affected families. (OCHA, 14 Nov 2016)
Preliminary official estimates indicated that, as of 4 November, about 400,000 hectares of paddy, maize and high value crops (such as mango, banana, papaya, cassava and vegetables) were adversely affected by both typhoons Haima and Sarika, which hit in quick succession. The overall damage to the agriculture sector was estimated to be close to USD 234 million. However, the overall impact on 2016 cereal crops is expected to be limited. (FAO, 16 Nov 2016)
By mid-December, almost two months after Typhoon Haima struck, affected regions have shifted from emergency response to recovery. Housing, infrastructure and agricultural damage are some of the major concerns. At least 23 deaths were attributed to Typhoon Haima and more than 260,000 people were moved to evacuation centres. (OCHA, 13 Dec 2016)
On 20 December, the IFRC revised its appeal. It is now seeking 2,007,914 Swiss francs (reduced from just under 3 million Swiss francs) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 29,210 people (increased from 20,000 people) affected by Typhoon Haima over 10 months. The operation will focus on health; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; food, nutrition, and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building. Major changes include the use of cash transfer programming in the recovery phase in support of shelter and livelihoods interventions. (IFRC, 20 Dec 2016)
MAKATI CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The Makati City Council has approved the release of P15-million as financial assistance to 27 local government units (LGUs) directly affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Marinduque.
Mayor Abby Binay had initiated the move as an expression of sympathy and support for the typhoon victims of the said LGUs, all of which are sister-localities of the city.
Typhoon Nock Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines, making eight landfalls between 25 and 26 December, with gusts of up to 285 km/h and winds of 235 km/h. Affected areas are the Bicol region (Region V), Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). Nearly 2 million people were affected and at least three people were killed. 1.4 million of the affected are in Cantanduanes, Albay, and Camerines Sur, in Bicol.
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.
This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 2,007,914 Swiss francs (reduced from 2,994,770 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 29,210 people (increased from 20,000 people) affected by Typhoon Haima over 10 months. The operation will focus on health; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; food, nutrition, and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building.
Bangkok, 20th December 2016 – The European Commission is providing € 328 000 in humanitarian aid funding to channel emergency relief to communities affected by two powerful typhoons which struck the country back to back recently, Typhoons Sarika and Haima (locally known as ‘Karen’ and ‘Lawin’, respectively). The aid will focus on providing assistance to meet the most pressing needs of 17 000 people in some of the worst hit provinces, namely Aurora, Cagayan, Catanduanes, Kalinga and Nueva Vizcaya.
ACTED facilitated the organisation of learning visits to Mindanao for 39 participants, including municipal councellors, agriculturists, farmer groups who won the Challenge Fund, local service providers (LSPs) and ACTED staff. The participants were split into three groups:
18 participants visited the Bansalan Municipality (Davao del Sur) to learn about goat raising, food production, and sloping agricultural land technology, through practical trainings.
- WFP provided food and cash assistance to 138,700 people in central Mindanao to improve their food security.
- WFP organized the second forum on Forecast-based Financing (FbF) in the Philippines and called on the national government and other stakeholders to strengthen the link between scientific information, early warning and disaster preparedness.
• The Indigenous community continue to undergo protracted displacement in Mindanao, where they lack access to basic social services.
• Skills training in Zamboanga City support peacebuilding efforts and help families displaced by the 2013 conflict.
• Typhoon Haima affected regions have shifted from emergency response to recovery, with housing, infrastructure and agricultural damage being one of the major concerns.
# of displaced persons* 2,376,723
Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11 p.m. on 19 October as a Category 4 typhoon with sustained winds of 225 km/h and gusts of up to 315 km/h. Rice has sustained the most damage in the agricultural sector. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland were affected, of which more than one third has no chance of recovery.
MANILA, Dec. 3 - Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III released P2,261,000 in total wages to Ilocos Norte’s 715 informal sector workers who were affected by Lawin and Ineng.
The payment took place during the celebration of the province’s Tan-ok Festival last week, about a month after typhoon Lawin wreaked havoc in the northernmost part of Region 1.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today released its Week 3 Accomplishment Report on the ESCAP or Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) which details Total Funded vs Distributed ESCAP. The covered period of the 3rd report is from November 23 to 29.
Under the ESCAP, residents affected by Typhoon Lawin will receive financial assistance. Those with partially damaged houses are being given P10,000, while those with totally destroyed houses will receive P30,000.
Solana, Cagayan; 27 November 2016 – A network of organizations comes to the aid of farmers affected by Typhoon Lawin by giving out seed and fertilizer response packages to jumpstart the province’s transition to ecological agriculture.
The People’s Food Movement -- together with local organizations, such as the Green Meadows Foundation and Solana Ecological Agriculture Group; the Local Government of Solana, Cagayan; and Greenpeace Philippines -- gave out organic seeds, fertilizers, and other farm inputs to 150 farmers in the municipality.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided the Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) worth P135,260,000 to 27,052 households affected by Typhoon Lawin from November 7 to 18, 2016.
ESCAP is the assistance immediately provided to victims of disasters with partially and totally damaged houses. A uniform amount of P5,000 was given to each families as an initial help in rebuilding their homes.
The People’s Republic of China turned over on Tuesday an additional cash donation worth P35,000,000 to the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help fund recovery and rehabilitation efforts of the Department for calamity-affected communities. China has earlier donated P60,000,000 on November 7 to help the affected families of Typhoon Lawin which struck the northern part of Luzon last month.
WFP assisted 107,200 people in Mindanao with food and cash to improve their food security.
WFP supported the Government of the Philippines during the response to Typhoon Haima, in October.
Due to limited funding, nutrition and cash-based activities are in jeopardy of disruption as both are expected to have pipeline breaks in the next 12 months.
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 20 -- Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo expressed her full appreciation for the collective efforts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to provide compassionate service to Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ survivors in Cagayan Valley.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Typhoons Sarika and Haima have negatively affected central and northern parts of Luzon, but overall impact on 2016 cereal crops expected to be limited
Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to remain high
Prices of rice stable in recent months
Typhoons negatively impacted livelihoods and food security of affected households
Cereal production in 2016 forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level
This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Enrile town and surroundings, Cagayan Province, Philippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 661 potentially damaged structures within the map extent of which 591 were identified inside the town of Enrile. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.
This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Alibago village, Enrile Municipality, Cagayan Province, Phillippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 303 potentially damaged structures inside the village of Alibago. The depiction and use of village locations acquired from OSM, are not warranted to be error-free nor do they imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.