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20 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Governments now have access to a large and growing range of financing instruments for rapidly mobilizing funds in the aftermath of a disaster. Instruments like reserve funds, contingent lines of credit, and insurance programs are critical for financing relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts, and they have a demonstrated impact on the ability of governments to manage large-scale disasters.

20 Sep 2018 description

La AECID activa sus protocolos de respuesta a través de la Federación Internacional de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja (FICR), Cruz Roja Española (CRE), y Acción Contra el Hambre (ACF)

Cerca de un millón de personas se han visto afectadas, y más de 80 han perdido la vida

20 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

a. Based on Situation Report Number 31 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, a total of 364,823 families or 1,532,299 people were affected in 4,283 barangays, 476 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in in Regions I, II, III, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. The number of temporarily displaced people slightly decreased to around 127,000 people inside and outside evacuation centres.

20 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

  • Typhoon Ompong (International name: Mangkhut) made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan Saturday, 15 September 2018. There have been reports of severe agricultural damage, landslides and flooding. According to the government, 345,158 families have been affected.

  • The total count of damaged houses is on the rise. Government now estimates a total of 44,599 houses have been damaged by the super typhoon in Region I, II, III and CAR. IOM assessments, are ongoing to further assess shelter gaps and needs.

20 Sep 2018 description

By Mary Joy Evalarosa

If there’s anything good about a typhoon, it’s that people have time to prepare and responders are primed to act. In the days and hours before Typhoon Mangkhut swirled its deadly path towards Luzon – home to nearly 50 million people – the Philippine Red Cross joined a massive effort led by the government to get people ready for the storm, known locally as Ompong.

20 Sep 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 345,158 families or 1,436,997 persons were affected in 4,216 barangays, 476 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

20 Sep 2018 description

Pledges of monetary and logistical support have started pouring in after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) issued an appeal for assistance in its sworn mission to “provide hope to the most vulnerable” communities affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).

20 Sep 2018 description

Even though Typhoon Ompong has left the country, the Philippine Red Cross remained on the ground to rescue and provide relief to communities devastated by the typhoon’s path.

Richard Gordon, chairman of the country’s foremost humanitarian organization, said there would be not letup even after the Philippines is now out of harm’s way.

As of 7 a.m., Tuesday, PRC provided 8,394 individuals with hot meals and rendered psycho-social support to 1,687 persons. Biscuits were handed out to 3,726 individuals and bottled water to 89 individuals.

20 Sep 2018 description

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear Red Cross uniforms.

Once again, Philippine Red Cross (PRC) humanitarian workers have proven that it would take more than strong winds and heavy rains to crush their determination to deliver service to the most vulnerable.

19 Sep 2018 description
  1. The government of the Republic of Korea will provide US$300,000 in humanitarian aid to the Philippines, where Typhoon Mangkhut that struck the northern part of the Philippine island of Luzon on September 16 caused casualties and material damage, through the Philippine Red Cross.

So far, the typhoon has left 65 people dead, 43 missing, and about 590,000 affected in the Philippines.

19 Sep 2018 description

Manila, September 19, 2018 — Super Typhoon Ompong triggered flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines, killing at least 81 people, destroying crops and livelihoods, and damaging homes throughout northern Luzon. More than 180,000 found safety in government evacuation centers.

In support of ongoing relief work, the U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is partnering with a non-governmental organization to provide essential hygiene supplies for 5,500 people who lost their homes and livelihoods in Cagayan province.

19 Sep 2018 description

Four days after the devastating typhoon, rescue teams are still searching dozens of missing people. The torrential rains caused massive landslides in the north of Luzon Island.

Telecommunications are essential for coordinating researches and organizing relief operations. Our teams now provide connectivity at two sites.

In Ucab, a village in the municipality of Itogon, a shelter housing 22 families was buried by mud and 54 people are still under the rubble. TSF installed a VSAT connection to allow the hundreds of rescuers and volunteers to coordinate their operations.

19 Sep 2018 description

1. HIGHLIGHTS

a. Based on Situation Report Number 26 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, a total of 1,096,799 people (264,304 families) have been affected in 3,780 barangays of 468 cities/municipalities in Regions I, II, III, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. An initial estimation suggests cost of damage in agriculture sector of Regions I, II, III, CALABARZON, and CAR is accounted around PHP 14,339,237,631 (USD 265 million).

19 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

As of 19 September, more than one million people are affected in Region I, II, III CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). About 42 per cent of those are located in Region III, while 31 per cent are located in Region I.

19 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MANGKHUT, after making landfall in Baggao (Cagayan Province, northern Luzon, Philippines) on 15 September, dissipated inland over southern China on 17 September.
  • As of 19 September at 6.00 UTC the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported 8 deaths, 21 people injured, 148 480 people still evacuated (of which 61 271 people inside 471 evacuation centres), 1 096 799 people affected in 468 municipalities across 31 provinces (throughout seven Regions: NCR, Region I, Region II, Region III, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and CAR) and 6 479 …