19 December 2014
APHEDA donors helped the health volunteers from our Philippines partner organisation reach over 7,000 patients during six medical and relief missions in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
"RUBY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the evening of 10 December 2014.
II. AFFECTED POPULATION (Tab A)
• A total of 944,249 families / 4,149,484 persons were affected in Regions III, IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, CARAGA and NCR
• A total of 18,938 families / 100,264 persons are currently being served inside and outside 327 evacuation centers
III. CASUALTIES (Tab B)
• Eighteen (18) deaths were reported in Regions IV-A, IV-B, VII, and VIII
Thailand - When Typhoon Hagupit roared across the east coast of the Philippines two weeks ago, the death toll was in the tens, rather than in the thousands, unlike Typhoon Haiyan the previous year.
This was in part due to Hagupit being weaker than Haiyan, but mainly due to a massive evacuation effort by the Philippine authorities, assisted by IOM and other humanitarian partners.
Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, 19 December 2014 – A farmer-to-farmer delivery of ecological seeds took place today in Dolores, Eastern Samar in the Philippines to help farmers regenerate agricultural land badly damaged by Typhoon Hagupit. It was the first delivery of seeds to Dolores since the typhoon made a direct hit on the town two weeks ago.
On Wednesday, December 10, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency relief goods worth approximately 22 million yen (blankets, sleeping pads, plastic sheets, etc.) to the Republic of the Philippines, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), based on the request from the Government of the Philippines.
Typhoon Hagupit (Philippine name: Ruby) landed the Philippines on December 6 and brought about massive damages including casualties. Over 1.7 million people have evacuated so far due to the typhoon.
Just one year after ‘Super Typhoon’ Haiyan hit the Philippines, tremendous progress has been made. The speed and scale of the humanitarian and early recovery response were made possible by the generosity of donors, strong partnerships with the Government and the amazing resilience of the people of the Philippines. While UNICEF and our partners have made a strong start, there is a lot of work ahead to achieve the shared goal of restoring economic and social conditions to at least pre-typhoon levels, with a higher level of disaster resilience.
Result of the cash-for-work programs conducted in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
School Relief Program: Installation of 453 pre-fabricated classrooms and rooftop repair for 203 classrooms.
Teaching of Jing Si Aphorisms Program: Calming the mind and soul of school children.
Building of 2,250 temporary houses.
Memorial Ceremony for the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries
· According to the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster analyses, 9.8 million people in Syria need various types of food, agriculture and livelihood-related assistance.
· As fighting prevails in Iraq, an estimated 2.2 million people across the governorates of Anbar, Kirkuk, Diyala, Ninewa and Salah al-Din are in need of emergency food assistance.
More than 41,200 houses were destroyed; families whose houses need reconstruction will face prolonged displacement and require extended humanitarian aid.
Authorities to ensure worst-affected communities in Region VIII receive uninterrupted aid during the approaching holiday season.
No indication of disease outbreaks to date.
International assistance limited to localized and targeted support using in-country resources to complement government relief efforts.
Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally, was the strongest typhoon ever recorded at landfall, ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013. It caused devastation on an unprecedented scale – roofs were ripped off, villages were flattened, livelihoods were swept away and a tsunami-like storm surge claimed more than 6,300 lives and displaced some 4 million people.
KALIBO, Aklan, December 17 (PIA6) -- Typhoon Ruby’s fury in Aklan wrought a total of P94,956,759.81 in damages, according to the final damage assessment report of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) here.
The report, as released by PDRRMC Executive Officer Galo Ibardolaza, showed that damages in agriculture reached P15,910,754.81 while infrastructure damages reached P78,730,000.00.
On the other hand, public utilities damage reached P316,005.00 – as reported by Kalibo and Numancia, the only towns which submitted the figures to the PDRRMC.
ATLANTA, December 5, 2014 -- As Typhoon Ruby/Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, a Georgia-based global health nonprofit is already preparing to send more than $600,000 in emergency medical supplies. MAP International (www.map.org) already has 60 “Medical Mission Packs” of essential medical supplies packed and ready to be airlifted to the Philippines from its Distribution Center in Brunswick, GA. The Typhoon is expected to hit on Saturday morning U.S. eastern time.
Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response
Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.
On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.
As our ShelterBox response team volunteers continue to assess the damage caused by Typhoon Hagupit, which hit the Philippines earlier this month, they describe how much the island of Samar has changed in just a few weeks.
The evidence of Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Typhoon Ruby, is clear to see in Eastern Samar, where a team made up of John Cordell (US), Richard Innes (UK), Richard Loat (CAN), Liam Norris (UK), Mike Peachey (NZ) and Brian Glenn (US) has been assessing the need for shelter.
ShelterBox has been working with local groups to help people create safe shelters and rebuild their homes following Hurricane Odile.
In September, Hurricane Odile, described as the most intense tropical cyclone to hit in 60 years, made landfall on the Baja California Peninsula on the west coast of Mexico.
As the hurricane was not expected to hit land, little warning was given and it inflicted widespread damage. In the state of Baja California Sur, the popular tourist area Cabo San Lucas suffered winds of 125 miles per hour.
Humanity Road activated its response for Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) on Thursday, December 4, 2014, in advance of landfall. The typhoon made landfall Saturday, December 6 at 9:15 p.m.
Attached is our updated Social Media 3W report containing information on 77 aid providers responding to typhoon Hagupit, if you would like to list your organization on our 3W report, submit using the following form http://bit.ly/13cPHhi