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16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – Marking the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the ‘Holding On’ digital campaign yesterday (15/11) to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and celebrate their courage and resilience.

16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

15 Nov 2018 description

On 15 September 2018, Typhoon Mangkhut locally known as Ompong, made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan at around 1:40 AM with maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 285 kph with movement of 35 kph West Northwest (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration). Based on official reports by government and non-government agencies, Typhoon Mangkhut affected around 1.4 million people across Regions I (Ilocos), II (Cagayan Valley), III (Central Luzon), and the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).

15 Nov 2018 description

Guidebook for Urban Resilience was developed to provide guidance to the national and local government officials in ASEAN Member States (AMS) in charge of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Urban Planning and Management. With this report, the officials can understand urban disaster risk, issues and countermeasures against the urban disaster risks or critical points regarding to DRR, mainstreaming DRR into urban planning and management including regulation of land use and development through reading the guidebook.

15 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 931,892 families or 3,816,989 persons were affected in 6,504 barangays, 491 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

15 Nov 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

15 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

  • There are 78,045 families with 304,072 persons affected on Typhoon Rosita.

  • Out of 1,241 evacuation centers (ECs) in Regions I, II, III, VIII and CAR, 8 ECs are still open in Regions II and CAR accommodating 105 families or 315 persons.

  • There are 274 families or 1,097 persons who are staying with their relatives or friends.

  • 26,808 damaged houses were reported; of which 2,758 are totally damaged and 24,050 are partially damaged.

15 Nov 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 November 2018) — As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) considers a $400 million emergency relief package to assist in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City in southern Philippines, ADB Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff visited the city and discussed with provincial and city leaders and displaced residents how ADB can help improve the lives of people affected by the armed conflict that ended in October 2017.

14 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live

Asia

The Philippines

13 Nov 2018 description

Tunis – The Ministry of Labour of Libya convened a round table discussion yesterday (12/11), with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with Libya’s regional partners to discuss effective mechanisms of labour migration management to enhance the benefits of migration to the State of Libya, to the countries of origin of migrants residing in Libya, and to migrants themselves.

13 Nov 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

68% funded

13 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

  • There are 78,033 families with 304,010 persons affected on Typhoon Rosita.

  • Out of 1,241 evacuation centers (ECs) in Regions I, II, III, VIII and CAR, 8 ECs are still open in Regions II and CAR accommodating 105 families or 315 persons.

  • There are 273 families or 1,094 persons who are staying with their relatives or friends.

  • 26,559 damaged houses were reported; of which 2,741 are totally damaged and 23,857 are partially damaged.

12 Nov 2018 description

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.

12 Nov 2018 description

On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, killing more than 8,000 people and displacing more than four million from their homes. Present in the Philippines since 1985, HI immediately launched an emergency response to assist victims of the disaster which affected more than 15 million Filipinos.

Rehabilitation and psychological support

HI’s teams organized more than 1,500 rehabilitation sessions for people injured in the storm and provided psychological support to more than 800 injured or traumatized individuals.

12 Nov 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

On 29 October, Typhoon Yutu (locally named ‘Rosita’) made landfall in Isabela Province. As of 9 November, there were 11 confirmed dead and over 2,500 houses destroyed. Although this storm was not as strong as was initially feared, it affected many of the same communities which were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named ‘Ompong’) in September. There were nearly 1,100 Baranguays affected by both storms which caused repeated displacement across six different provinces.

2,500 houses destroyed

11 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

  • There are 78,033 families with 304,010 persons affected on Typhoon Rosita.

  • Out of 1,241 evacuation centers (ECs) in Regions I, II, III, VIII and CAR, 8 ECs are still open in Regions II and CAR accommodating 105 families or 315 persons.

  • There are 273 families or 1,094 persons who are staying with their relatives or friends.

  • 25,028 damaged houses were reported; of which 2,585 are totally damaged and 22,482 are partially damaged.

10 Nov 2018 description

I. WEATHER UPDATE

09 November 2018, 4:00 AM

Synopsis

Northeast Monsoon affecting extreme Northern Luzon. Easterlies affecting the rest of the country.

Forecast Weather Condition

Batanes and Babuyan group of islands will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains caused by Northeast Monsoon. No significant impact.

10 Nov 2018 description

SUMMARY

  • There are 74,058 families with 288,245 persons affected on Typhoon Rosita.

  • Out of 1,241 evacuation centers (ECs) in Regions I, II, III, VIII and CAR, 9 ECs are still open in Regions II and CAR accommodating 105 families or 321 persons.

  • There are 227 families or 1,106 persons who are staying with their relatives or friends.

  • 24,354 damaged houses were reported; of which 2,561 are totally damaged and 21,832 are partially damaged.