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10 Dec 2019 description

Last week, in Southeast Asia, key developments included: continued clashes in Rakhine state in Myanmar; separatist clashes in Papua in Indonesia on the anniversary of the first raising of the Morning Star flag; continued clashes between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines; and protests by Islamist groups in Indonesia over cases of blasphemy.

10 Dec 2019 description

PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Kammuri made landfall on 2-3 December in the provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate, Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro. Affected areas experienced heavy rain, strong winds and storm surges. It is estimated that 768,000 people were affected, 12 people were killed, 138,000 people were evacuated (many pre-emptively), and about 71,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. To date, the Government has provided some USD$240,000 worth of relief assistance to affected families.

MYANMAR

10 Dec 2019 description

On December 10th, AMDA dispatched one relief coordinator to the Philippines in response to Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy) which struck the nation earlier this month. AMDA will be organizing aid distribution in Northern Samar, one of the severely afflicted regions.

10 Dec 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Tail-end of a Cold Front affects the Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas while Northeast Monsoon affects the rest of Luzon.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms caused by Tail End of a Cold Front will be experience over Bicol Region, Quezon, and Samar provinces. Impacts are possible flashfloods or rain induced landslides during severe thunderstorm.

10 Dec 2019 description

I SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 05 December 2019, 8:00 AM, “TISOY” exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility and weakened into a Tropical Depression. At 10:00 AM of the same day, its center was located at 705 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan (14.2°N, 114.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving West at 15 km/h.

ll. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

10 Dec 2019 description

By 403rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 9 -- The Army's 403rd "Peacemaker" Brigade based in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon expressed appreciation to the initiatives and prompt action of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) calling on the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA), as non-state armed group, to respect and adhere to the provisions of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) specifically demanding for the NPA to stop recruiting minors and cease from utilizing them as child warriors.

09 Dec 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • 6.6M earthquake 26th November 2019, (03:54)

  • 349,000 potentially affected

  • 23 reported fatalities

  • 563 reported injuries

OVERVIEW

09 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

Several flooding events are reported within the region due to the continuation of Northeast Monsoon surge which brought wet condition particularly in equatorial region. During the week, Typhoon KAMMURI also have caused strong winds and heavy rainfall in the Philippines which likewise affected several event schedules in the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games.

HIGHLIGHT:

09 Dec 2019 description

By Paul Jaysent Fos

ODIONGAN, Romblon, Dec. 9 (PIA) -- The Department of Labor and Employment - Romblon (DOLE) will extend aid to the victims of Typhoon Tisoy in Romblon province through livelihood assistance.

DOLE-Romblon provincial director Roderick Tamacay said that they will hire more than 3,100 workers out of their P10.5 million fund from the Emergency Employment Program (EEP), also known as Tulong Pangkabuhayan sa Ating Disadvantaged/Displaced (TUPAD) program.

09 Dec 2019 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) received Php 2,000,000.00 from GT Foundation, Inc. (GTFI), to sponsor 3,000 runners in support for the Million Volunteer Run (MVR) 5— the country’s largest humanitarian run.

“PRC is grateful to GT Foundation for the humanitarian assistance they have been giving us through the years. This will help us to enhance our capacity in disaster, relief, and emergency operations”, said Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon.

09 Dec 2019 description

This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 21 November to 4 December 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 349,000 people are affected and in need of assistance after three earthquakes struck an area of 25 kilometres southeast of the municipality of Tulunan in North Cotabato province between 16 and 31 October.

• 25,800 homes were destroyed and 21,700 partially damaged, mostly in the municipalities of Makilala and Tulunan.

09 Dec 2019 description

On 20 November 2019, CFSI distributed livelihood support to families coming from the municipalities of Sultan Dimalondong, Bayang, Lumbatan, Lumbayanague, Balindong, Tamparan, Mulondo, and Marantao in Lanao del Sur and certain areas in Marawi City who have special needs.

The distribution was held at the Marawi City Hall. Twenty-two printing sets, one vulcanizing set, two carpentry sets, and two sidecars were handed over to the receiving households identified as Other Vulnerable Persons (OVP) under the Marawi Recovery Project (MRP).

09 Dec 2019 description

On 5 December 2019, CFSI officially opened its Field Office in Kidapawan (FOK) located in Sitio Santol, Lanao, Kidapawan City to support the government in its efforts to respond to the needs of people affected by the earthquakes. CFSI Field Office in Kidapawan, with 33 full-time Staff Members and the 260 youth volunteers for a total workforce of 293, serves as the base of operations for the Child Protection Emergency Response Project (CPERP).

09 Dec 2019 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec 8 (PIA) - A Resilience Caravan was conducted on December 4-5, 2019, in 15 ELCAC identified conflict stricken and vulnerable barangays in Samar.

09 Dec 2019 description

By William L. Beltran

MALOLOS CITY, Dec.8 (PIA) -- A total of 185 members of the Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) in Bulacan voluntarily surrendered to government peacekeeping forces.

The surrenderees, who submitted themselves to the Army 48th Infantry Battalion (48IB) and Bulacan Police Provincial Office (BPPO), came from different resettlement areas of Pandi town who forcibly occupied units of the National Housing Authority in March 2017.

09 Dec 2019 description

By Lorry V. Gabule

ILIGAN CITY, Nov. 25 (PIA) --In averting the polio outbreak status in Iligan, the local government unit (LGU), through the City Health Office (CHO) partner with private stakeholders for wider advocacy to the public.

In September 2019, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that Polio is re-emerging in the Philippines, 19 years after the country was declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

09 Dec 2019 description

By Mark Djeron C. Tumabao

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 8 PIA) - Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) region 2 personnel are now conducting clearing operations along Manila North Road portions due to landslide.

DPWH OIC-Regional Director Loreta Malaluan informed motorists and passengers going to and from the Ilocos Region of the closure of some roads and bridges along Manila North Road especially in Sanchez Mira and Santa Praxedes towns in Cagayan province due to incurred severe damages.

09 Dec 2019 description

By Chester Carlo M. Trinidad (DSWD-2)

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 8 (PIA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office 2 has conducted relief operations for families in various municipalities affected by rains and flooding caused by the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and the tail end of a cold front.