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23 Jun 2017 description

The district of Maroantsetra, north of Antananarivo, was severely damaged by Cyclone Enawo. The main town and over 80 communities suffered intense water damages causing loss of lives and livelihood, along with destruction.

23 Jun 2017 description

Cross-border movement remains low during Ramadan. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 32% compared to last week’s figure of 850. The return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 42% compared to 1,888 individuals that returned between 28 May and 3 June 2017.

Some 81% (888 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 93% (536 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description

DTM Assessment in Rann | Borno State, Nigeria

Situated on the international border between Cameroon and Nigeria, Kala Balge is a Local Government Area (LGA) in the conflict-affected Nigerian State of Borno. The headquarters is Rann which is made up of 10 wards in total.

23 Jun 2017 description

DTM Assessment in Kukawa | Borno State, Nigeria

Located in the northern part of the conflict-affected state of Borno, Kukawa Local Government Area borders Lake Chad. Out of its 10 wards, only four are accessible, namely: Baga, Doro, Kauwa and Kukawa.

Baga is its most prominent town being a major fishing port on the shore of Lake Chad. Baga became inaccessible after the town was attacked and occupied by Boko Haram in January 2015, leading to number of fishermen abandoning their sole means of livelihood as a result of the displacement.

23 Jun 2017 description

The conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine has made the upgrading of local services, such as the creation of Centers for Administrative Service Provision (TsNAPs), much more difficult. So as a part of the UNDP Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with funding from the European Union, a project was implemented to equip the TsNAP in the city of Druzhkivka with everything it needs to be fully operational.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Building Markets

New report by Building Markets finds that Syrian-owned businesses create jobs and economic opportunities in Turkey

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 –– A new study released today by the U.S.-based nonprofit organization, Building Markets, and its partner Syrian Economic Forum (SEF), finds that displaced Syrians in Turkey are drivers of entrepreneurship and job creation.

23 Jun 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has completed the distribution of the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to families who had been affected by the 6.7-magnitude earthquake that hit Surigao City, Surigao Del Sur and other neighboring towns in February.

ESA is the assistance provided to disaster victims whose houses were totally or partially damaged as assessed by the DSWD. It may be released in cash or in the form of construction materials, depending on the situation favorable to the beneficiaries.

23 Jun 2017 description

As the lead disaster response agency and head of the Food and Non-Food (FNI) Cluster, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) earlier today convened a meeting at the Emergency Operations Center in Iligan City to discuss additional needs of Filipinos affected by the ongoing armed conflict in Marawi City. The results of the meeting will be raised during the Inter-Cluster Meeting of the National Response Cluster.

23 Jun 2017 description

Due to the prolonged effect of the ongoing siege in Marawi City, the National Response Cluster chaired by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), agreed during a meeting yesterday to look into a longer-term of assessment of the needs of affected citizens, specifically the requirements for the early recovery and rehabilitation of the city.

During the meeting, the cluster saw the need for a variety of arriving goods that will be provided for the refugees since a long period of assistance must be provided for the affected families.

23 Jun 2017 description

By Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan, 22 June (PIA6) -- Identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries from Aklan’s 8 municipalities are set to receive assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy or SMERA.

The beneficiaries will come from the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Libacao, Batan, Altavas, Balete, Banga and Madalag, according to DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde, who shared this information during the “DTI Meets the Media” activity here recently.

23 Jun 2017 description

By Elsa S. Subong

ILOILO CITY, 22 June (PIA)—The Iloilo City government is always on its toes in making the city climate change resilient through its disaster risk reduction and management programs. Donna Magno, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head, said on top of the city’s disaster preparedness programs, are the initiatives to educate people to work as a community caring for each other.

23 Jun 2017 description

The Israel Embassy officially turned over one million worth of basic equipment, medicines, and supplies to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), to support immediate needs of those affected by the Marawi conflict.

PRC, set up a basic health care unit in (BHCU) in Balo-i Lanao del Norte on June 8. Since basic health services are a major priority in the communities and evacuation centers affected by the conflict, the PRC has provided basic, preventive, and health care emergency treatment and medical supplies.

23 Jun 2017 description

At the height of the Ebola epidemic, hundreds of students, taxi drivers and shopkeepers volunteered to bury their dead neighbours. A new study finds their actions stopped over 10,000 people from being infected with the disease.