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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 29 | 01 – 31 October 2014


  • 8 November marks the one-year commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan that devastated central Philippines in 2013.

  • Emergency threshold for severe malnutrition exceeded in Zamboanga.

  • Partners support authorities to meet the needs of over 53,000 Mayon Volcano-evacuees.


Typhoon Haiyan

No. of people in evacuation centres - 320

No. of people in tents - 4,760

No. of people in transitional sites - 19,700

Total - 24,780

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 31 - November 6, 2014

Rainy season begins slowly in southern Africa, dryness widens in Haiti

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.

  2. Consistently above-average rains across parts of eastern Ethiopia have caused flooding downstream along the Juba and Shabelle River Basins in southern Somalia. Continued rainfall is expected to result in additional flooding.

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A resilient Samoan family

Reconstruction effort helps those hit by cyclone


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Youth in Jamaica Help Disaster Survivors Rebuild Their Lives [Video]

October 30, 2014 by Jim Stipe

A youth program in Jamaica called St. Patrick’s Rangers enables teens to give back to their community by helping neighbors prepare for hurricanes and other natural disasters before they strike, and also helping families rebuild after a disaster happens. Run by Catholic Relief Services and the St. Patrick Foundation, with generous funding from USAID, the program is making a real difference in people’s lives. This video tells the story of a man named Bull, who lost everything in Hurricane Ivan.

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One year after devastating super typhoon, Philippines approves rebuilding plan

MANILA, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Almost a year after a super typhoon devastated wide areas of the central Philippines killing thousands, President Benigno Aquino only this week approved a $3.74 billion master plan to rebuild housing, social services and public infrastructure.

Typhoon Haiyan wiped out or damaged practically everything in its path as it swept ashore on Nov. 8, 2013, with seven-metre storm surges destroying around 90 percent of the city of Tacloban in Leyte province.

Read the full report on AlertNet.

Reuters - AlertNet:

For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Cyclone Nilofar weakens further but Gujarat remains on alert

Times of India

TNN | Oct 30, 2014, 02.47 AM IST

AHMEDABAD/ RAJKOT: Cyclone Nilofar further weakened on Wednesday and is expected to cross the Gujarat coast near Naliya between Friday night and early hours of Saturday as a marginal cyclonic storm that will pack winds gusting at 60-70 kmph.

"Light to moderate rains will occur in Kutch and Saurashtra on Thursday while heavy and very heavy rains will occur at isolated places in this region on Saturday and Sunday," said additional director of India Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad, Manorama Mohanty.

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Tropical Cyclone 04A (NILOFAR) in Arabian Sea, 28 October 2014

Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a Cyclone Advisory-5 dated 28th October, 2014 1800 hours relating to Tropical Cyclone formation named "NILOFAR" in Arabian Sea, which is reproduced as under:

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India shifts thousands ahead of cyclone, Pakistan on alert

Nilofar - listed as a "very severe cyclonic storm" by Indian weather officials - is barrelling across the Arabian Sea packing winds of up to 220 kilometres an hour.

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Informe de situación: Tormenta Hanna


Informa el Señor Cesar López, Cordinador de Defnsa Civl Regional, que la brigad de valución de daños ynecsidaes que partió hace una seman haci los municpios deWaspam, Prinzapolka yRio Ulan regresaron eldía sábado 25de octubre y todaví están procesando las informaciones de la emrgencia por intesa luvias en eso municpios. Se vistaron 32 comunidaes de Prinzapolka y 25 de Waspam, las comunidaes más afectads on las de río abjo. Se informa que se ha tendio afectados con agua, medicamentos y alimentos, aunque no se ha cubierto la necesidad demanda.

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U.S. To Contribute $100,000 to Cyclone Hudhud Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens extended her deepest sympathies on behalf of the American people to the people of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha who have been affected by recent Cyclone Hudhud, especially the dozens of families who have lost their loved ones. Ambassador Stephens, in coordination with central and state authorities, announced that the United States will provide $100,000 to Plan India through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist those affected by the disaster.

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Nilofar intensifies into ‘very severe’ cyclone

By Agencies | Syed Ali Shah

KARACHI: Cyclone Nilofar in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a 'very severe' tropical cyclone, said the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

Section 144, which prohibits bathing in the sea, has been imposed in the coastal areas including Karachi and Badin.

Speaking to the media, Chief Meteorologist Tauseef Alam said the cyclone is currently 1,100 kilometers away from Karachi.

He said the cyclone will start moving towards the north-west and then north-east during the next 12 hours.

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Ibrahim Hyderi fishermen indifferent to cyclone threat

By Saher Baloch

KARACHI: There was an unwavering calm in the coastal area of Ibrahim Hyderi with fishermen at the main dock busy putting away the catch on Tuesday though news reports were coming in from different sources that a cyclone would soon hit the coasts of Pakistan and India.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 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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Boletín No. 046-2014 alerta amarilla en Gracias a Dios y sur de Olancho por Tormenta Tropical Hanna

Boletín de Alerta No. 046-2014

Por Hanna:


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Sistema de prevención vigilante ante paso de Hanna

Las autoridades llaman a las familias a mantenerse alertas ante este sistema frontal, cuyo centro tocará tierra en horas de la tarde

El Gobierno Nacional y las instituciones que integran el Sistema Nacional de Prevención, Atención y Mitigación de Desastres se mantienen vigilantes y coordinando esfuerzos pata atender cualquier situación extrema como consecuencia de la tormenta tropical Hanna.