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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 63.1 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements
  • 126.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

13 Oct 2017 description

SUDDEN ONSET DISASTERS TO MAKE 14 MILLION PEOPLE HOMELESS EVERY YEAR

13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk.

13 Oct 2017 description

Lou Ellen L. Antonio

ILIGAN CITY, Mindanao Hour, Oct. 12 (PIA) -- Forty-seven set of heavy equipment from the People’s Republic of China through its Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Program were turned over to the Department of Public Works and Highways 10 (DPWH-10) which will be utilized for the rehabilitation phase of Marawi City.

13 Oct 2017 description

13 octobre 2017 – Les résultats d’une nouvelle étude publiés à l’occasion de La journée internationale pour la prévention des catastrophes prévoient une augmentation continue du nombre de déplacés parmi les populations des pays les plus vulnérables aux aléas naturels, à moins que des progrès importants ne soient réalisés en faveur d’une meilleure gestion des risques.

13 Oct 2017 description

13 October 2017 – Research findings released today on International Day for Disaster Reduction forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in the world’s most disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk.

An unique modelling exercise based on the latest data covering 204 countries and territories calculates that sudden onset disasters such as floods and cyclones, are displacing on average 13.9 million people each year, excluding those involved in pre-emptive evacuations.

10 Oct 2017 description

Families affected by the armed conflict between members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the New People’s Army (NPA) in Batangas City are set to receive early recovery interventions to assist them as they return to their normal lives.

10 Oct 2017 description

Summary

A Social Disorganization happened in Barangay Lamud and Barangay Biarong, South Upi, Maguindanao last 3 October 2017.

Status of Affected Families/Persons 259 Families or 777 Persons were affected due to Social Disorganization in South Upi, Maguindanao (see Table 1).

07 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017

  • 61.0 M contributions received, representing 32% of requirements

  • 128.8 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

07 Oct 2017 description

SUMMARY

1. Status of Internally Displaced Families / Persons

a) 78,466 families or 359,680 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from Marawi City and neighboring municipalities (Table 1).

b) 68 Evacuation Centers are currently open in 17 municipalities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

2. Augmentation Assistance Provided by DSWD

06 Oct 2017 description

Against the backdrop of conflict in Marawi City, people of different cultures and religions live in harmony amid diversity at the Pantar evacuation center in Lanao del Norte.

By: Althea Gonzales | 6 Oct 2017

More than four months into the Marawi conflict, hundreds of thousands of families remain displaced after fleeing the city to escape the fighting. An estimated five percent of them live in government-maintained evacuation centers.

06 Oct 2017 description

Hanifah Acmad is one of the hundreds of thousands of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi. Led by her hope to be a voice for the IDPs, she and her friends worked with UNHCR to bring into light the issues faced by their fellow IDPs.

By: Althea Gonzales | 6 Oct 2017

06 Oct 2017 description

From the start of the armed clashes in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, on 23 May 2017, the ICRC teams have been on the ground to engage with relevant stakeholders, and to protect and assist civilians affected by the fighting.

By the end of September, the ICRC has assisted more than 100,000 displaced people, working alone or with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). The multidisciplinary response continues to meet evolving humanitarian needs, focusing on the hard-to-reach areas to the east and west of Lake Lanao.

05 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • As the conflict continues in Marawi, authorities and humanitarian actors find ways to sustain support to those displaced.

  • The delivery of activities funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) reaches its midpoint and recipient agencies share learnings, challenges and next steps.

  • The Humanitarian Country Team's emergency response clusters hold a workshop to discuss key responsibilities and solutions for a mediumscale typhoon emergency.

05 Oct 2017 description
report BenarNews

Froilan Gallardo and Jeoffrey Maitem

Philippine troops rescued 17 hostages, including a group of university teachers, after soldiers penetrated the final defensive positions of their Islamic State-backed (IS) enemies in the southern city of Marawi, officials said Wednesday.

The group included five teachers of Dansalan College, according to military officials, who said at least 40 others remained in the hands of the militants.

04 Oct 2017 description

SAGUIARAN, LANAO DEL SUR – When the Marawi conflict erupted on 23 May 2017, Saima Lagie, together with her husband and their two children, only waited until nightfall to flee the city they call home. We find them now as one of the hundreds of thousands of Marawi residents displaced to nearby communities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur. They live with relatives in a barangay (village) called Bubong in Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur.