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23 Jan 2020 description

Displacement Overview

As of the 31st of December, a total number of 104,817 families (484,443 individuals) are currently displaced in Mindanao. Those displaced can be classified into three main groups, depending on the length of displacement:

Group A: 33,695 families (139,539 individuals) displaced within the month;

Group B: 44,548 families (214,540 individuals) remain displaced, and have been protractedly displaced for more than 30 days but less than 180 days; and

23 Jan 2020 description

In the aftermath of the eruption of the Taal Volcano, Action Against Hunger is distributing supplies and ensuring access to clean water, safe sanitation, hygiene kits, and other basic items for displaced people.

23 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Volcanic Earthquake

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS

A total of 731 volcanic earthquakes were plotted in Taal region as of 23 January 2020, 5:00 AM. Of which, 176 were felt, ranging from Magnitude 1.2 — 4.1 and Intensity of I - V.

B. 3-Day Wind Forecast for Taal Volcano (22 January 2020, 5:00 PM — 24 January 2020, 5:00 PM)

Source: DOST-PAGASA NCR-PRSD

Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

23 Jan 2020 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. Magnitude 6.6 Earthquake in Tulunan, North Cotabato

On 29 October 2019, an earthquake with epicenter located southeast of Tulunan, Cotabato occurred with the following details:

23 Jan 2020 description

Situation Overview

On 15 December 2019 at 2:11 PM, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Matanao, Davao del Sur (06.74°N, 125.20°E - 005 km N 72°W) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 3 km.

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS Earthquake Bulletin

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 87,093 families or 397,080 persons were affected by the earthquake incident in 230 barangays in Regions XI and XII (see Table 1).

23 Jan 2020 description

Situation Overview

On 29 October 2019 at 09:04 AM, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake jolted the municipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato (06.81°N, 125.03°E - 022 km S 79°E) with a tectonic origin and a depth of focus of 7 km. The earthquake was also felt in the neighboring municipalities of North Cotabato and Davao Region.

Source: DOST-PHIVOLCS Earthquake Bulletin

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

23 Jan 2020 description

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay

PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan.22 (PIA) – Fifty-one out of the 103-member delegation of Team One Bicol Taal are respondents and personnel of Team Camarines Sur who committed not just skilled manpower but important logistics to assist ash-stricken communities affected by the Taal Volcano unrest, now going on for almost two weeks now.

23 Jan 2020 description

By Gene V. Baquiran

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Jan. 22 (PIA) - - Various government agencies and non-government organizations in the Cagayan Valley Region extended help to Taal Volcano displaced families.

Now on their fifth day, the Cagayan Valley-Center for Health and Development (CV-CHD) Response Team of the Department of Health here is extending medical and various support activities to evacuees.

23 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

05 December 2019

  • “TISOY" weakens into a Tropical Depression and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

  • “TISOY" exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility and weakened into a Tropical Depression on 05 December 2019, 8:00 AM.

22 Jan 2020 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

22 January 2020, 4:00 PM

Since 5:00 AM this morning, there were no ash emissions based on our seismic records and visual observations. However, unconsolidated ash blanketing Taal Volcano Island has been remobilized and transported by strong low-level winds towards southwest (SW), affecting the towns of Lemery and Agoncillo. Reports from several airlines state the presence of remobilized volcanic ash at a height of approximately 5800m (19000ft).

22 Jan 2020 description

FAST FACTS

• An Alert Level 4 remains in effect for the Taal Volcano, indicating that a hazardous, explosive eruption is still possible within hours to days.

• Over the past 24 hours, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has reported nearly 450 volcanic earthquakes.

• Approximately 460,000 people live within the evacuation zone.

SITUATION AT A GLANCE

22 Jan 2020 description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is providing an initial $100,000 to support the humanitarian response of the Government of the Philippines to the eruption of Taal Volcano in Batangas Province, which has displaced nearly 112,800 people to nearly 420 evacuation centers since it began on January 12, 2020.

22 Jan 2020 description

In Southeast Asia, key developments from last week include: continued fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state; increased separatist violence targeting civilians in Thailand; continued clashes between state forces and Papuan rebels in Indonesia; and fighting between state forces and both Islamist and communist rebels in the Philippines.

22 Jan 2020 description

By Sarah Telford

We are releasing a new report with the goal to increase awareness of the data that is available and missing across humanitarian operations. The State of Open Humanitarian Data is based on the data shared by dozens of partners through the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform as measured through the Data Grid, a feature that prioritizes core data into six categories.

Read more on Centre for Humanitarian Data.

22 Jan 2020 description

Episcopal Relief & Development is providing emergency assistance through the Episcopal CARE Foundation (E-CARE), the relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, to communities impacted by several recent natural disasters in the Southern Tagalog provinces of the Philippines.

22 Jan 2020 description
  • Over the last 24 hours, Taal volcano erupted white steam-laden plumes up to 500 meters high from its main crater and 481 volcanic earthquakes have been recorded.
  • The Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre (DROMIC) reports more than 237,000 displaced people (148,987 sheltered in 493 evacuation centres) and 282,237 affected across 4 provinces of Calabarzon Region (Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Quezon).
  • The authorities continue to provide those affected with emergency relief and medical assistance.
  • DG ECHO's partners (Philippine Red …
22 Jan 2020 description

In Santo Tomas, Batangas Province where ashes from Taal Volcano have been affecting people’s lives, AMDA conducted a major relief operation at its evacuation hub Santo Tomas North Central School on January 19th.

Along with AMDA, AMDA Philippines and Asian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA), around 30 local partners took part in the effort which mainly consisted of medical assistance and aid distribution. For the medical part of the relief, a total of 526 people received medical and dental treatments as well as health consultations by doctors, dentists and nurses.