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Philippines Humanitarian Bulletin Issue, Issue 27 | 01 – 31 August 2014

With more than 10,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the fighting, the Government does not expect to complete the return or permanent relocation of IDPs until mid-2015.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Super Typhoon Haiyan: Gender Snapshot (as of 18 Aug 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Hurricane Cristobal (as of 27 August 2014)

In the early afternoon on August 27, 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of Hurricane Cristobal. At the time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 70 knots (80 miles per hour), making it a category 1 hurricane.

Read more about Cristobal on the NASA Hurricane Page.

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Hurricane Marie (as of 26 August 2014)

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of Hurricane Marie and the remnants of Hurricane Karina on August 26, 2014. At the time, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 knots (97 miles per hour), making it a category 2 hurricane.

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ICRC President lauds partnership with Philippine Red Cross in Yolanda recovery

Basey, Samar -- After viewing the progress of communities in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in implementing the recovery efforts can be modeled and used in other places in the world.

ICRC President Peter Maurer told a gathering of volunteers and staff of the Philippine Red Cross during a visit to Samar that “ our partnership is highly inspiring, and for which, I am extremely grateful."

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 5, August 2014

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Sphere India

Message from Mr. Nirmal Singh, Chairperson, Sphere India

Greetings and a warm welcome to this fifth issue of Response Bulletin!

In a time when the frequency of disasters have touched epic proportions, the loss to lives, property and sustainable livelihoods needs to be minimalized. A unified and a strategic response through effective partnership in serving the affected community are vital.

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ADRA in the Philippines sustains humanitarian efforts in typhoon-hit areas

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Philippines has spent almost 8 million USD in combined emergency response and recovery efforts since Typhoon Haiyan struck the country in November last year, addressing the basic but crucial post-disaster needs of more than 160,000 individuals or 32,000 households in the Visayas region.

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DSWD, IOM to build more shelters for 'Yolanda' survivors

QUEZON CITy, Aug. 27 – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will sign a partnership agreement to construct additional transitional shelters for Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Eastern Visayas who are still living in tents and evacuation centers.

DSWD in a statement said, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, and Chief of Mission and Director of Manila Administrative Center of IOM Philippines Marco Boasso will sign the agreement.

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Ilocos Norte's evacuation centers get star-rating for looks, facilities

By: Freddie G. Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, August 27 (PIA) - Like hotels, Ilocos Norte's evacuation centers are now star-rated from one to a maximum of three stars depending on the presence of facilities and whether the physical appearance is pleasant.

Provincial Planning and Development Officer Pedro Agcaoili, secretary of the provincial resiliency task force, said evacuation centers are composed of primary and secondary schools, district hospitals, municipal auditoriums and churches.

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World + 2 others
Why Island Wisdom Is Crucial to Help Adapt and Prepare for the Impacts of Climate Change the World

Opinion by Han Seung-soo

For decades, small island countries have been warning the world about the consequences of climate change. While many countries have been debating whether climate change is even happening or who is to blame, small islands have just had to deal with its impact, from extreme weather to rising sea levels and increasing environmental vulnerability.

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How WFP And USAID Helped Prepare Sorsogon For Typhoon Glenda

One never knows the effectiveness of a disaster preparedness and response programme until a disaster strikes. So how did communities in Sorsogon fare when Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) hit their province?

The Disaster Preparedness and Response (DPR) initiatives of the World Food Programme (WFP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), was recently tested when strong winds and rains battered the province of Sorsogon on Wednesday, the 15th of July this year.

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Guatemala + 4 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 369

Destacados

  • SISMOS: Intensos movimientos sísmicos sentidos en Perú, Chile y el estado de California en EEUU provocan diversos daños personales y materiales.

  • TEMPORADA DE HURACANES: El huracán Marie, de categoría 4, deja tres personas desaparecidas y 10,000 damnificados en el sur de México.

  • SEQUÍA: El Gobierno de Guatemala anuncia que necesita US$65 millones para atender la emergencia por sequía que afecta a 236,000 familias. El presidente pedirá ayuda internacional para enfrentar la crisis.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

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 Construction Partnership to Provide Thousands of Temporary Homes for Haiyan Displaced

IOM and the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today signed a partnership agreement to construct additional transitional shelters for Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines.

Nearly ten months after the massive storm, more than 24,000 people remain displaced and are still living in 64 sites across the affected areas. Many of these are tent cities and makeshift shelters located in coastal flood-prone areas.

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 3 others
Communications with Communities Asia-Pacific Newsletter August 2014

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

Myanmar

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Bermuda + 4 others
Hurricane Cristobal kills four, churns towards Bermuda

08/26/2014 22:58 GMT

MIAMI, August 26, 2014 (AFP) - Strengthening Hurricane Cristobal killed at least four people in the Caribbean and then trained its deadly sights Tuesday on the holiday paradise of Bermuda, officials and meteorologists said.

The storm dumped torrential rain on the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands and Dominican Republic, triggering flooding and killing four people, authorities there said.

Agence France-Presse:

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Top PRC, ICRC officials inspect progress of recovery efforts in Samar

Basey, Samar – Philippine Red Cross officials together with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross assessed recovery efforts during a visit on Monday in Samar almost ten months after typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon accompanied ICRC President Peter Maurer during the visit to inspect the steady and rapid progress of recovery in Samar.

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Construction of Welafi Evacuation Centre progressing well

The construction of the Welagi Evacuation Centre in Taveuni is progressing well, says Director of the National Disaster Management, Mr Manasa Tagicakibau.

The construction of this centre would assist the people of Welagi during any natural disaster especially during cyclones or hurricanes.

Mr Tagicakibau added the project was initiated by the community in consultation with Government to mitigate disaster risks.