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NDRRMC Update Effects of Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) in Visayas and Mindanao (as of 18 October 2014, 08:00 AM)

A. SITUATION OVERVIEW:

Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affected Visayas and Mindanao. Intermittent rains was reported in Region VI and VII, while moderate to heavy rains were experienced in Zamboanga City and in the Provinces of Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur which started on 07 October 2014.

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Navy Helicopter Airlifts Spares for 132 kv Transmission Tower on Simhachalam Hill – Visakhapatnam

Naval helicopter Seaking of INS Dega airlifted reconstruction material and other spares required for restoration of 132 KV Transmission Tower belonging to AP TRANSCO on hill top of Simhachalam Hill, Visakhapatnam today, 21 October 14.

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Hurricane Sandy - Emergency appeal n° MDRJM003 Final Report

This Final Report represents an overview of the Sandy Operation from 31 October 2012 to 31 May 2014.

Appeal target: The budget was 4,227,003 Swiss francs (CHF). The total expenditure was 4,226,473 CHF, and the closing balance of the Sandy Operation was 0 CHF.

Appeal coverage: 100%

Appeal history:

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EU Aid Volunteer uses digital mapping to help prepare for disasters in the Phlippines

Typhoons, earthquakes and floods often occur in the Philippines, one of countries most directly affected by the changing climate and natural disasters, such as the 2013 typhoon Haiyan. VSO EU Aid volunteer Arnoud Keizer from the Netherlands spent nine months with the Filipino government and communities affected by disasters, supporting national efforts to use science and technology to prepare for and prevent future devastation.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Philippines + 1 other
US Backs IOM Anti-Trafficking Activities in Typhoon-affected Areas of Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern about human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this problem since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers.

International Organization for Migration:

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Ilocos Norte youth raise funds for storm victims' education

By: Cherry Joy D. Garma

LAOAG CITY, October 17 (PIA) - The Ilocos Norte provincial government through its youth organization will put up a two-day bazaar beginning Saturday, October 18 to raise funds for the education of students who were victims of Typhoon Mario.

The Artisan bazaar, to be supervised by the youth arm ‘Sirib Express,’ calls netizens to take part by donating their used clothing, shoes, and accessories, among others, which will then be sold to patrons.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 377

Highlights

  • INTENSE RAINS: Rains in Nicaragua left 22 people dead and more than 32,000 affected; and have also caused damage in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, among other countries.

  • HURRICANE SEASON: Tropical depression Trudy left six people dead, more than 4,000 people in shelters and 5,000 houses damaged in Guerrero, Mexico.

  • EBOLA: An extraordinary summit of the ALBA member countries met in Havana to coordinate joint measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nicaragua + 5 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 377

Destacados

  • LLUVIAS INTENSAS: En Nicaragua se reportan 22 personas fallecidas y más de 32,000 afectadas como consecuencia de las lluvias que azotan la región y que han ocasionado daños también en Guatemala, Honduras y El Salvador, entre otros países.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: La depresión tropical Trudy ha dejado a su paso por Guerrero, México, seis muertos, más de 4,000 personas albergadas y 5,000 viviendas con daños.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guv says Benguet people more ready for disaster

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Oct. 19(PIA) -- As the province of Benguet commemorated the fifth anniversary of typhoon Pepeng on October 9, Governor Nestor Fongwan said that the people of Benguet are more prepared for calamity.

Fongwan said that after the Little Kibungan tragedy in barangay Puguis this town, that left at least 70 dead and several families homeless, and the other major disasters that occurred in the province, people in Benguet are now more conscious of their environment during calamities.

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One year after Cyclone Phailin: Indian women see a better future

20/10/2014

Last year's Cyclone Phailin was the largest on record in India, affecting some 12 million people and requiring the evacuation of over half a million. Our partners at Oxfam describe the current situation, a year later, for villager women who now just regained direct access to drinking water.

Tairah Firdous, Oxfam

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Act Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Cyclone Hudhud batters Andhra Pradesh & Odisha: IND142

Report
ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$816,104
Balance Requested: US$816,104

Geneva, 20 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Lluvias de Trudy dejan un muerto en Guerrero

Report
Redhum

México, 19 de Octubre 2014 Fuente: Noticieros Televisa

Link Redhum: http://www.redhum.org/noticia_detail/lluvias-de-trudy-dejan-un-muerto-en...

Generar enlace bitly En la comunidad Las Minas, perteneciente al municipio de Tlacoachistlahuaca se reporta el fallecimiento de una persona

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Floods affect 66 Capiz villages

By: Jemin B. Guillermo

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Oct. 20 (PIA) – A total of 66 barangays in Capiz experienced flooding due to the continuous heavy rain here, October 19.

Report from the Capiz provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office as of 6 a.m. today disclosed that the heavy rains put many barangays, especially the rice fields, underwater.

Of the total affected barangays, 17 were in Mambusao, 15 in Panitan, 13 in Sigma, six in Panay, five in Pontevedra, four each in Dao and Sapian, and one each in Ivisan and Roxas City.

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India + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Monthly Activity April 2014

(Extract)

COMMUNITY BASED DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (CBDRR) PROGRAMME

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Tropical storm batters southern Mexico coast, kills six

10/19/2014 - 21:00 GMT

ADDS NEW TOLL, UPDATES

Six people were killed as Tropical Storm Trudy -- since downgraded to a tropical depression -- lashed Mexico, prompting evacuations and stranding 16 communities, authorities said Sunday.

The heavy rains caused a landslide on a farm in the indigenous town of Tlacoachistlahuaca in the southern state of Guerrero, killing a 23-year-old man, a civil protection official told local media.

Agence France-Presse:

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Update on Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ Relief Operations ‘OP LEHAR’

Relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud are being undertaken by the Navy in close coordination with the state and district administration.

Based on interaction with the local administration, community kitchens were set up at various locations and distribution of food was undertaken in coordination with the local MLAs / reps. However, based on inputs from the MLAs, some community kitchens have since been discontinued and the kitchens that are presently being run by the Navy are heavily subscribed.

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Red Cross Opening Shelters in Hawaii As Ana Nears

People on the Hawaiian Islands are preparing for the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana and the American Red Cross is opening evacuation shelters later today to provide a safe refuge for people as the storm hits the islands.

Governor Neil Abercrombie has declared an emergency for the entire state. The storm could bring up to 15 inches of rain to the Aloha State which may lead to flash flooding and mudslides. Large surf swells may cause damage to shorelines throughout the state.

American Red Cross:

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is provided at no cost, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. The Red Cross also supplies nearly half of the nation's lifesaving blood. This, too, is made possible by generous voluntary donations. To help the victims of disaster, you may make a secure online credit card donation or call 1-800-HELP NOW (1-800-435-7669) or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish). Or you may send your donation to your local Red Cross or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013. To donate blood, please call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543), or contact your local Red Cross to find out about upcoming blood drives..


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