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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRN013) Operation Update No. 3

Period covered for this update: 19 October to 11 April 2014

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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Supply boat to leave for cyclone-torn PNG islands on Monday

The coordinator of the cyclone response team in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay says a supply boat will leave on Monday for the outer islands.

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Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan

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Caritas

Caritas is shifting its focus in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines from emergency relief to longer-term recovery.

Haiyan (local name ‘Yolanda’) tore across the Philippines on Friday 8 November, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It is believed to be the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall.

The storm’s impact has been enormous, with over 16 million people affected and over 4 million forced from their homes. Over 1.1 million homes were damaged, about half of them completely destroyed.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Cyclones (March 2014)

Note about this document: This document was a study undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of government departments, NGOs and UN agencies. The relevant sections have been reviewed by the clusters to ensure accuracy and relevance. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, after the publication of new national data sources and as more information becomes available. Any feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Six months on from mega typhoon: hope and resilience

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Six months on from one of the world's worst typhoons and the people of Samar, who have also faced years of low-level conflict, are rebuilding their lives.

The insecurity caused by the protracted violence has left Samar the poorest island in the Philippines. When people were then hit by the mega typhoon’s 300km winds and 5 metre waves, the effect was devastating.

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Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters

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IRIN

Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs, 11 April 2014

OVERVIEW

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision in camps and advocate durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs).

International Organization for Migration:

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Philippines: Eastern Visayas Summary of Response Activities (as of 7 Apr 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Female police officers are also in the forefront of Yolanda-hit communities’ rehabilitation

By: Erlinda Olivia P. Tiu

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 15 (PIA) – In the aftermath of super Typhoon Yolanda, the female police officers have taken a more active role in the rehabilitation of Yolanda affected communities.

They have become more than patrol guards and security officers. They help rebuild relationships and facilite community participation, the glue that sticks the community together.

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Relief work underway in PNG after cyclone, but arriving slowly

Relief work in remote Papua New Guinean islands is set to take weeks after damage caused by Cyclone Ita.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Solomon Islands + 3 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 9-15 April 2014

More than 9,000 people remain displaced in Honiara, and 50,000 more are affected, 12 days after severe flooding devastated Honiara and greater Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Clowning around gives children hope

More than 1,300 children in some of the areas hardest hit by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) were able to put aside their worries for a time and smile and laugh at a series of clown shows held in three municipalities from April 8-10.

The shows, organized by CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project (PCP) team in Tacloban in conjunction with Plan international and Clowns Without Borders, entertained a total of 1,320 children and their parents and guardians in typhoon-affected barangays in Marabut, Basey and Tacloban with comedic stunts and skits.

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DILG holds flooding, landslide consultation meeting in Zambales

By: Rosa Bianca R. Pamintuan

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT, April 15 (PIA) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently hosted a consultation meeting for local government units in Zambales that were affected by the severe flooding and landslide caused by the typhoon Odette-induced southwest monsoon last year.

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Rebuilding from ground zero: DSWD provides livelihood assistance for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Brighter days are ahead for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda as Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman created a task force for the rebuilding of livelihood assets or Cash for Assets. It is led by the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

“The Cash for Assets is part of DSWD’s early recovery efforts to enable the families affected by disasters to return to normal life at the soonest possible time by providing them immediate cash assistance,” Sec. Soliman said.

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DSWD, partners to start civil registration project for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

Palo, Leyte – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman enjoined Typhoon Yolanda survivors especially those who lost vital civil documents to avail of the free Mobile Civil Registration Project when it starts full implementation in June.

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Philippines: Ongoing and Completed Emergency Shelter activities as of 07 April 2014

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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