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04 Sep 2019 description

This operations update provides the latest details on the response activities of PRC and request for a two months extension of the DREF (from 24 October 2019 to 24 December 2019), with the same overall budget of CHF 149,557.

The overall dengue caseload and the death-toll in the Philippines is still on the rise. As such, by the 24 October, it’s probable that the same number of patients will keep coming to the hospitals. This means that the hospitals or at least some of them will continue to require the Dengue Medical Emergency Units (DEMU) support.

29 Jul 2019 description


  • Three successive earthquakes occurred in the remote northern Batanes islands of the Philippines on 27 July, displacing nearly 3,000 people.

  • Dengue cases continue to surge in the Philippines as the Government declares national alert An education grant from the EU aims to reach 13,000 children and youth affected by armed conflict in Mindanao.

  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a needs assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

25 Jul 2019 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

From 1 January to 6 July 2019, 115,986 dengue cases have been officially reported nationwide through the Philippines Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR), an 86 per cent increase from the 57,564 cases reported over the same period in 20181 . Also reported are 491 deaths compared to 317 deaths for the same period last year.

27 Jun 2019 description


  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a need assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

  • Dengue cases are increasing in the Central Visayas region, where there are over 7,300 dengue cases with 43 deaths in first five months in 2019.

  • As the number of measles cases decline, the risks of a current outbreak is now set to moderate at the national level.