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24 Nov 2017 description
report ACTED

Back in 1999, Bilal was victim of a bomb blast in Bulangao, Pangasinan. He was selling goods at a fiesta when the bomb went off, gravely impairing his right leg. He came back to Marawi a year later to continue living with his family. He is a father of 8 and was a tricycle driver before the Marawi conflict erupted. He said, that “despite being differently able, this was not a hindrance for me to sustain the needs of my family, with this I became more solid and stable in supporting my family”.

24 Nov 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision commits to support early recovery efforts for Marawi as thousands of its displaced families start returning to the city.

"We will continue to stand with the people of Marawi, especially with the children who are at the heart of our response," assures Rommel Fuerte, World Vision's national director in the Philippines.

In coordination with the government, local partners and the conflict-affected communities, World Vision continues its humanitarian efforts to address the evolving needs of the affected people.

23 Nov 2017 description

Improving the mediation of armed conflict

A global series of mediation retreats

The Oslo Forum is widely acknowledged as the leading international network of conflict mediation practitioners. Co-hosted by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Oslo Forum regularly convenes conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers and key peace process actors in a series of informal and discreet retreats.

23 Nov 2017 description

MANILA, Nov. 23 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is constructing a P34 million regional evacuation center in Western Visayas.

DPWH Region 6 Director Wenceslao M. Leaño, Jr. said the construction of the evacuation center, which is being built in the highland barangay of Milibili in Roxas City, Capiz, is being hasten for completion to immediately cater to the public when the need arises.

22 Nov 2017 description

21 November 2017, Zamboanga City — Community and Family Services International (CFSI) Sub-office Zamboanga Head of Office Norhassim Sinarimbo, together with Zamboanga City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Dr. Elmeir Apolinario, and Zamboanga City Department of Interior and Local Government Director Moh. Taha Arakama led the opening program of the 4-day Training on Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management for four Host Communities under the Support to Host Communities of the Zamboanga Recovery Project (ZRP). Ms.

22 Nov 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights:  Rupert Colville
Location:  Geneva
Subject:   (1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

(1) Attacks/threats by States against UN human rights experts

We are concerned by continuing efforts by certain States to undermine and denigrate important mechanisms established by the 47 Member States of the Human Rights Council.

20 Nov 2017 description

Recognising the need to integrate DRR and CCA into policies and institutions in The Member States, JICA has supported implementation of a project for ‘Strengthening Institutional and Policy Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Integration’.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

MALAYSIA: Flooding in residential areas

Several areas in this area, hit by flash floods due to continuous rain since early this morning. Water spots include Kampung Serampang Indah, Kampung Gajah Mati, Taman Anggerik, Batu Kikir and Jalan Taman Mahsan.

As the water was about one metre high, the road was impassable to light vehicles.

PHILIPPINES & VIETNAM: Tropical Storm Kirogi (31)

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

19 Nov 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 18 (PIA ICCC) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) contributes to capacity building efforts for Marawi entrepreneurs through marketing assistance, in order to strengthen economy, improve business and livelihood of returning communities.

The core of DTI’s intervention for the rehabilitation of the city is micro-financing assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs).

DTI- Lanao del Norte Provincial Director Ruel B. Paclipan said that the Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso (P3) program guidelines has been approved by the senate.

19 Nov 2017 description

“In Pakistan, things fall out of the sky all the time,” said Pervez Musharraf, the country’s former president. He was talking about the very first drone strikes being initiated in his country by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States, in 2004.

18 Nov 2017 description

JAKARTA, 17 November 2017 – ASEAN officials in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) committed themselves to strengthening integration of actions in their respective agencies that will effectively address disaster risk and climate change, with particular focus on water-related disasters including flood, storm, landslide and drought.

18 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

November 17, 2017 3:23 AM
Ralph Jennings

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — Refugees from a deadly midyear war between government troops and Muslim rebels in the southern Philippines say they are not ready to go home, after an announced end to the fighting, over fears of lingering danger and a possible lack of reconstruction money.

17 Nov 2017 description

Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister of **New Zealand** and Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that New Zealand has earmarked US$2.5 million to support agricultural development and food security in **Mindanao**. The New Zealand assistance will fund a project that is expected to reach at least 3 000 farming families in Maguindanao and Cotabato provinces.

17 Nov 2017 description
report ACTED

Distribution of Shelter Repair kits and Hygiene kits

From the 2nd to the 6th October 2017, ACTED, via the “Rapid Response Mechanism” approach supported by the “Centre de Crise” conducted several distribution of relief goods to the population affected by the internal conflict in the South of Maguindanao province, Autonomous Region of Muslim of Mindanao, Philippines.

17 Nov 2017 description

Working and discussion papers | October 2017 | John Twigg, Emma Lovell, Holly Schofield, Luisa Miranda Morel, Bill Flinn, Susanne Sargeant, Andrew Finlayson, Tom Dijkstra, Victoria Stephenson, Alejandra Albuerne, Tiziana Rossetto and Dina D’Ayala