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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 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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Shelter and Wash Response Monitoring, Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines, 2013 Final Report

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At 10:00 on 6 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (named Yolanda locally) entered the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR). The Typhoon intensified as it entered the Eastern Visayas region, first making landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar province, on 8 November, at 04:40. By 08:00 on 8 November the typhoon had made landfall six times across the Central Philippines and continued to weaken over the West Philippine Sea. Typhoon Yolanda left the PAR on 9 November at 15:30.

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Medical Clinics Treat 2,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

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Direct Relief

Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts. He shares a report from the field below:

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Sri Lanka First in South Asia to Access Innovative World Bank Disaster Risk Financing

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World Bank

$102 million in support provides immediate payouts after a major natural disaster

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 - Sri Lanka today became the first South Asian country to access an innovative form of World Bank financing that provides immediate payouts after a major catastrophe such as a tsunami, cyclone or flood.

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Philippines + 3 others
Health Emergency Highlights, March 2014

Situation highlights: Typhoon Haiyan recovery

Five months have passed since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. As of 28 February, Typhoon Haiyan affected over 16 million people including the over 4 million that were displaced. Reports show that there have been 28 600 people injured, 6201 deaths and 1785 remain missing.

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Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction Saves Lives

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World Concern

My dad used to always say, “It’s better to build a guardrail on a curve than a hospital at the bottom of the hill.” As an adult, I’ve come to understand that wisdom of his words. We all want to rescue someone after they’re hurt. But isn’t it better to protect them from harm in the first place?

Today, as the president of World Concern, I have an opportunity to put my dad’s wisdom into practice. Our focus is on disaster risk reduction: equipping vulnerable communities for a disaster before it happens, and taking practical steps to minimize its destructive impact.

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Contributing to Haiyan recovery

As well as preparing emergency relief supplies immediately following typhoon Haiyan, CBM partner the Association of Disabled Persons Iloilo (ADPI) Cooperative is helping in recovery efforts by producing chairs for schools on Panay Island, Philippines. A teacher and children at one of the schools expresses her gratitude for their donations.

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Comoros + 3 others
Southern Africa: Weekly Report (15 to 21 April 2014)

Comoros:
UNESCO and the Indian Ocean Commission sent experts from 16 to 18 April to assess the cracked soil and landslide in Anjouan, following rains from Tropical Cyclone Hellen and an earlier 4.8 magnitude earthquake on 12 March 2014. Both experts recommended that in some parts of the village La Mahale, displaced people can return to their homes, but not to all parts of the village.

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: Typhoon Haiyan Emergency appeal n° MDRPH014 operation update n°5

Period covered by this operation update: 1 March 2014 to 8 April 2014.

Appeal target (current):
CHF126,156,616

Appeal coverage: To date, this appeal is 64 per cent covered through hard and soft pledges. Further funding to support the Philippine Red Cross in escalating the recovery phase of this operation is urgently needed.

Appeal history:

  • 16 January 2014: A revision of this emergency appeal was launched for CHF 126,156,616 to support 100,000 families (500,000 people) over 24 months.

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World + 4 others
Plus grandes, plus graves - le défi des catastrophes urbaines

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IRIN

MANILLE, 22 avril 2014 (IRIN) - Les travailleurs d'urgence qui interviennent en milieu urbain à la suite d'une catastrophe ont la nécessité de s'adapter aux contraintes et exigences spécifiques aux milieux urbains, selon des experts et des travailleurs humanitaires.

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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MERCY Malaysia handed over completed restoration works and a new ambulance to Leyte provincial hospital

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MERCY Malaysia

PALO, 5th March 2014 – Typhoon Haiyan is the biggest storm in three decades, and it has made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. The category five Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) has struck the Philippines forcing more than one million people to seek shelter and other types of humanitarian relief.

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MERCY Malaysia hands over completed restoration works to Ormoc district hospital

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MERCY Malaysia

ORMOC, 6th March 2014 – MERCY Malaysia has successfully handed over its completed rehabilitation works of Ormoc District Hospital to the Governor of Leyte Province, today. The work, which covered of up to 80 per cent of the damaged area of the hospital, was completed on 23rd December 2013.

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IOM Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Response: Damage Assessment Of Designated Evacuation Centres In Typhoon-affected Areas Eastern Samar, Philippines - April 2014

IOM's shelter survey – conducted on Samar Island, five months after it was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan – paints an alarming picture, with a new typhoon season fast approaching.

International Organization for Migration:

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Early Recovery and Livelihoods Cluster Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) 14 April 2014

Overview

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Typhoon Haiyan caused extensive damage to livelihoods, leaving local economies vulnerable and joblessness rampant. An estimated 5.9 million workers lost their sources of income and livelihoods, of which 60 per cent were men and 40 per cent women. An estimated 49 per cent worked in the service sector, which includes retail, trade, transportation, accommodation and food service.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster: Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), 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:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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54,000 face food shortages in PNG due to Cyclone Ita

Reports from Papua New Guinea say about 54,000 people directly affected by tropical Cyclone Ita face food shortages in the next two weeks.

Read the full article on Radio New Zealand International