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15 Nov 2019 description
report Theirworld

Our news roundup includes new schools in Somaliland, a film about child slavery in India and children back in class after earthquakes in the Philippines.

New schools and classrooms in Somaliland

About 10,000 children in Somaliland - where more than half of all children are out of school - will have access to expanded quality education thanks to support from the European Union.

15 Nov 2019 description

Key Figures

As of 12 November (DSWD )

1.5 M population in severely affected areas

262,600 people affected and in need of assistance

48,000 people displaced and in recognized evacuation centres

38,000 houses damaged and destroyed

100,000 people targeted for shelter/CCCM assistance

19.8M required funding (US$) (1B Philippine Peso)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

15 Nov 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 29 October 2019 at around 9:04 AM, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded the second strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.6 that shook the province of North Cotabato and with almost the same epicentre located 25 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tulunan of said province with a depth of 7 kilometers.

14 Nov 2019 description
report ACT Alliance

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has recorded 50,930 households/254,473 persons affected by the series of earthquakes in the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and North Cotabato. UN OCHA estimates about 43,600 displaced people with about 80% of them staying in evacuation centers. They also reported that 33,110 houses have been damaged, 67% of which totally destroyed. Tulunan and Makilala municipalities in North Cotabato and Magsaysay, Davao del Sur have been most affected.

14 Nov 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 29 October 2019 at around 9:04 AM, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded the second strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.6 that shook the province of North Cotabato with and almost the same epicentre located 25 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tulunan of said province with a depth of 7 kilometers.

14 Nov 2019 description

Following the series of earthquakes in North Cotabato on 29 and 31 October, the Philippines-based NGO CFSI was among the first responders, acting upon the request from the local government and supporting the efforts of the national government leading the emergency relief response.

14 Nov 2019 description

By Joey Sem Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY (PIA)- Authorities continue to respond to the basic needs of the internally-displaced persons who are greatly affected by the series of earthquakes that jolted Mindanao two weeks ago.

As of Nov. 11, the Bureau of Fire Protection XI continued its water rationing, delivering a total of 240,000 liters of water through the firemen of Digos City, Matan-ao, Bansalan and Magsaysay.

13 Nov 2019 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children Philippines has delivered family hygiene kits and plastic tarpaulins to ease the suffering of children and their families affected by the series of strong earthquakes in Mindanao.

A total of 1,051 family hygiene kits and 130 plastic tarpaulins have been distributed to children and their families in the most affected towns of Makilala and Magpet in North Cotabato to protect them from contagious diseases while in cramped evacuation centers and while temporary taking shelter in makeshift tents outside their damaged houses.

13 Nov 2019 description

By Carlson B. Alelis

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – Field Office VI sent relief goods to provinces that were affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao.

A press release from the agency said that a total of 10,000 family food packs and 1,000 malongs (traditional Filipino "tube skirt") were sent to DSWD’s field office in Region 12.

DSWD-6 regional director Ma. Evelyn Macapobre immediately instructed that the family packs be shipped to Region 12, which started on November 1, the release added.

13 Nov 2019 description

By Ma. Rebecca G. Cadavos

MAASIN CITY, Nov. 12 (PIA) -- In light with the recent happening in Mindanao, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP)-Maasin City Fire Station’s Special Rescue Unit (SRU) deployed immediately special forces to the province of Cotabato which was devastated by earthquakes, Fire Officer III Raul A. Inocando reported.

13 Nov 2019 description

In October 2019, a series of strong shallow earthquakes struck the province of Cotabato and vicinity. These earthquakes occurred on October 16, 7:37 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST) at magnitude 6.3, on October 29, 9:04 AM and 10:42 AM at magnitudes 6.6 and 6.1, respectively, and on October 31, 9:11 AM at magnitude 6.5. The depths of these earthquakes range from 7 to 9 km.

13 Nov 2019 description

Families and some local government officials in areas affected by the series of earthquakes in Mindanao gratefully acknowledge the untiring efforts of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in the Municipalities of Tulunan, Makilala, M’lang and Kidapawan City, North Cotabato and Magsaysay, Malalag, Bansalan, Matanao, Hagonoy, Digos City in Davao del Sur.

13 Nov 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 29 October 2019 at around 9:04 AM, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded the second strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.6 that shook the province of North Cotabato with almost the same epicentre located 25 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tulunan of said province with a depth of 7 kilometers.

12 Nov 2019 description

On November 6th, a coordinator from AMDA Headquarters discussed further relief work with staff members of AMDA Philippines and Women in National Development and Security (WiNDS) in Manila after arriving from Japan on the previous day.

The next day (Nov. 7th), the joint team moved to General Santos City in Mindanao which was hit by serial quakes late last month. The local disaster management authority said the extent of the damage was severe even in places far from the epicenter (Tulunan), adding that aftershocks still continue in some areas.

12 Nov 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 29 October 2019 at around 9:04 AM, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) recorded the second strong earthquake of Magnitude 6.6 that shook the province of North Cotabato with almost the same epicentre located 25 kilometers southeast of the municipality of Tulunan of said province with a depth of 7 kilometers.

12 Nov 2019 description

By Rudolph Ian Alama

DAVAO CITY Nov.11 (PIA)- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has added three helicopters to assist in the earthquake relief efforts in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato.

Col. Sharon G. Gernale, acting wing commander of the Tactical Operations Wing Eastern Mindanao bared during her guesting at SM City’s Kapehan sa Davao media forum that the air force has redeployed three choppers to augment the existing TOW Eastmin fleet of aircraft.

12 Nov 2019 description

By Carina Cayon

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 11 (PIA) -- Shortages of aquatabs for water purification and potable water supplies were among the difficulties encountered in all evacuation centers in Bansalan town in Davao del Sur, as of 6:00 p.m. yesterday (Nov. 10).

In a situation report, Bansalan MDRRMO designate Jesil Jaum said the other problems noted include the lack of assigned persons for the maintenance of portable toilets, lack of comfort rooms and washing areas.

There was also lack of manpower in unloading of relief goods in distribution sites, Jaum cited.

11 Nov 2019 description

BACKGROUND

Three major earthquakes hit North Cotabato on 16, 29 and 31 October 2019, at 6.3, 6.6 and 6.5 magnitudes, respectively.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that aftershocks are expected over the coming days and weeks. Intensity VII was felt in Kidapawan City,
Tulunan, M’lang and Makilala in North Cotabato; Magsaysay and Digos City in Davao del Sur. Many communities in these areas were cut-off due to landslides and otherwise damaged roads, and responders are slowly gaining access to them.