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16 Jul 2018 description
  • The ongoing military operations by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) against the Bangsamoro Independence Freedom Fighters (BIFF) and ISIS-Turaifie Group in Maguindanao region in Mindanao, have led to the displacement of more than 50 000 people.

  • The displaced have sought refuge at 20 different evacuation centres and in host communities. The local government of ARMM has distributed relief goods and food packs.

16 Jul 2018 description

JAPAN

Heavy rainfalls that hit western and central Japan have caused flooding and landslides. Authorities report, as of 15 July, 210 dead and 22 missing. Hiroshima is the worst affected prefecture, followed by Okayama and Ehime. There are about 4,800 people staying in evacuation shelters in 14 prefectures. The health ministry reports approximately 162,000 households were still without running water on Sunday.

210 people dead

MYANMAR

16 Jul 2018 description

Regional Summary of Week 28 and Outlook for Week 29

1) Recorded events in Week 28 are still largely hydro-meleorological in nature. As reported by ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Center, the Southwest Monsoon has brought about dry conditions over many parts of Southern ASEAN and it is expected to last till October 2010. This is consistent with the drought occurring on Java Island and the various floods in the Mid and Northern ASEAN region.

16 Jul 2018 description

By Recthie T. Paculba

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 11 (PIA)—Cagayan de Oro City Government has set up a 2.4-hectare housing project as relocation assistance to residents devastated by Typhoon Sendong.

Situated at Barangay Lumbia (at the back of Xavier Ecoville), the project will accommodate 223 housing units and also comprise of road networks and drainage facility to prevent flooding in the area.

16 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of the country. Meanwhile at 3:00 AM today, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,030 km East of Basco, Batanes (20.6 °N, 131.9 °E).

Source: www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

24 families or 87 persons are affected by the Southwest Monsoon in 3 barangays from 3 municipalities of Zambales (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

16 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 4:00 PM today, Southwest Monsoon affecting the western section of the country.

Source: www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

24 families or 87 persons are affected by the Southwest Monsoon in 3 barangays from 3 municipalities of Zambales (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families / Persons

Inside Evacuation Centers

16 Jul 2018 description

MANILA, July 15 -- Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, together with Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda, inspected the on-going improvement project of the Pasig-Marikina River Channel.

The Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project (PMRCIP) will mitigate the frequent inundation or massive flooding caused by the overflowing of Pasig-Marikina River resulting in severe damages to lives, properties and infrastructure in Metro Manila.

16 Jul 2018 description

By Lyndon Plantilla

QUEZON CITY, July 15 (PIA) -- DOST-Pagasa and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) urged people in the country’s western section especially Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Mindoro and Palawan to take precaution as the Habagat (Southwest Monsoon) may bring scattered to widespread rains in these provinces.

The continuing rains may cause flash floods and landslides particularly in low lying and mountainous areas.

15 Jul 2018 description

$326.6 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

Funded 106.0 million

Funding gap 220.6 million

14 Jul 2018 description

SUMMARY

On June 02, 2018 at around 2:00 AM, a flooding incident which was brought by continuous moderate to heavy rainshowers occurred in the Province of Maguindanao. The DSWD-ARMM has coordinated with the affected LGUs, and other stakeholders to conduct monitoring on the status of affected families.

1. Status of Affected Families/Persons

37,309 families or 186,453 persons were affected by the flooding incident (see Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families/Persons

13 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Through the generous support of the Government of Italy, WFP started a food assistance for assets activity in 15 barangays in Lanao del Sur. WFP provided vegetable seeds for planting to 1,580 participants and reached 7,900 individuals with rice.

  • WFP reached 93,270 individuals in Marawi and Iligan cities and nine municipalities in Lanao del Sur with rice, through general distributions.

In Numbers

208,000 returned individuals in need of assistance

13 Jul 2018 description

Manila (ICRC) – Close to 500 families that found themselves displaced by the recent outbreak of fighting in the southern part of Lanao del Sur province, in Mindanao, and remain displaced to date received food and other essential supplies provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), with the support of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

13 Jul 2018 description

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, July 10 (PIA)—The Department of Education in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Deped-ARMM) has intensified its interventions for school children affected by the Marawi conflict.

Deded-ARMM launched Back-to-School and Stay-in-School (BTS/SIS), on July 9 in Davao to ensure that Marawi conflict-affected learners will go back to school, or access learning through the provision of basic education services, skills training, and peacebuilding.

12 Jul 2018 description

By Jasper Marie O. Rucat

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 9 (PIA)--The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (RDRRMC)-10 called for strengthened adaptation and mitigation measures especially among local government units (LGUs) to withstand impacts of Climate Change.

10 Jul 2018 description

Last week in Afghanistan, a suicide bomber reportedly killed and wounded around 40 people in Jalalabad. Most of the victims belong to Afghanistan’s Sikh and Hindu minority groups and included the only Sikh electoral candidate in the upcoming general election. Additionally, the arrest of a district militia leader and close aide of Vice President Dostum led to a number of demonstrations in several provinces throughout the week, including a riot in Maymana City in which one demonstrator was reportedly killed.

10 Jul 2018 description
report World Vision

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (10 July 2018) - The results of the children and youth national consultation workshops, organised and facilitated by a network of child-focused agencies, including UNICEF, World Vision International, Plan International and Save the Children was used to formulate a children and youth stakeholder group action statement, presented during the closing plenary of the biennial event Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2018 held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 3 – 6 July 2018, by two …

10 Jul 2018 description

By Isabelle Granger

“How can policy and trade help disasters? What can the World Trade Organization do to support disasters?”

These were the first questions posed by Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, in his opening remarks at the WTO Natural Disaster and Trade Symposium that took place on 26 April 2018, as WTO is launching a research project to better understand the nexus between disaster relief and commercial trade, in collaboration with Australia, IFRC, and ISDR, among other partners.

10 Jul 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

10 Jul 2018 description

QUEZON CITY, July 9 -- The emergency unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) showed positive results on Yolanda victims, according to a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).

The UCT program, UNICEF’s first cash transfer program in the country, provided monthly cash assistance of USD100 (or PHP5,000) to 10,000 Yolanda-affected families living in Tacloban City and neighboring municipalities from February 2014 to July 2014.