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19 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 238,318 families or 1,010,876 persons were affected in 1,340 barangays, 139 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

19 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Japan

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 05- 2019

Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the ceremonial turnover of the Japanese disaster reduction equipment under Japan’s Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) on January 18, 2019 at the Department of Public Works and Highways Flood Control Management Office.

Equipment was handed over by the Japanese Government to the Philippine Government in the presence of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar and national government agency representatives.

18 Jan 2019 description

Operational Updates

  • In December, WFP continued the distribution of cash vouchers to families affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut (Ompong) in Cagayan Province and reached 805 individuals. In partnership with Western Union, WFP has been responding to the emergency by providing unconditional cash-based transfers since October 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: are these solutions sustainable?

Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description

“There is a need to intensify the advocacy against human trafficking, especially in Mindanao, since the region has now become prone to natural calamities and poverty incidence is still high.”

This was the message of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Undersecretary Luzviminda C. Ilagan as she raised the need for community information regarding trafficking during the observance of International Day Against Trafficking (IDAT) held in December in Tagum City, Davao Del Norte. The event’s theme was “Karapatan ng Kabataan Pangalagaan, Human Trafficking ay Labanan”.

18 Jan 2019 description

Description of the disaster

29 December 2018: Tropical Depression (TD) Usman made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and weakened into a Low-Pressure Area.

PRC escalates preparations at the chapter and National HQ levels and started to deploy ERUs, rapid assessment teams, assets, equipment and personnel to the likely affected areas.

31 December 2018: IFRC allocates 242,368 Swiss francs (CHF) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society's readiness measures.

18 Jan 2019 description

On 15 January 2019, an estimated 144 families (around 720 persons) were displaced from their homes in Barangay Mainit, Iligan City due to an armed encounter between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and elements of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the area.

INCIDENT BACKGROUND

17 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga

Burundi

24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi

17 Jan 2019 description
report The Asia Foundation

January 16, 2019

By Sam Chittick

On January 21 and February 6, residents of areas affected by decades of conflict in the southern Philippines will cast their votes on a plan for regional autonomy that could bring an end to decades of armed conflict and civil unrest. If the referendum passes, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will create a new autonomous region for central and western parts of Mindanao: the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

17 Jan 2019 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

72% funded

16 Jan 2019 description

Last week in South and Southeast Asia, reported fatalities from political violence increased slightly, while instances of targeted civilian violence sharply declined as part of a visible trend since the last week of December 2018. Key developments included ongoing militant violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan, a significant eruption of labour demonstrations in India and Bangladesh, as well as demonstrations in Thailand over a likely delay in the upcoming February elections.

16 Jan 2019 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children Philippines welcomes partnership with the Department of Education and Prudence Foundation in strengthening safety in schools as millions of children face risk of injury, psychosocial trauma and deaths during disasters and emergencies.

The project-Education Safe from Disasters was launched on January 16, 2019 to be implemented by the Department of Education, in partnership with Save the Children Philippines and Prudence Foundation.

15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

15 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 220,326 families or 925,636 persons were affected in 1,271 barangays, 136 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Through of a Low Pressure Area affecting Mindanao. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 376 families or 1,381 persons were affected in 15 barangays, 7 cities/municipalities, and 1 province in Region CARAGA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Jan 2019 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  • A total of 220,553 families / 926,585 persons were affected in 1,301 barangays in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, and VIII.

  • Of which, 661 families / 2,712 persons are being served inside 33 ECs and 1,269 families / 5,410 persons outside ECs.

Sources: OCD Ro Vand DSWD DROMIC Report No. 19 re TD USMAN as of 13 January 2019, 4PM.

B. CASUALTIES (TAB B)

15 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 237,318 families or 1,006,425 persons were affected in 1,326 barangays, 137 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).