Typhoon Megi - Oct 2010
Some 428,000 families (around 2 million persons) in 17 cities and 23 provinces of the Philippines were affected when Typhoon Megi struck on 18 Oct 2010. The super typhoon made landfall near Divilacan on the eastern coast of Isabela province in the island of Luzon, leaving 31 people dead and 42 injured by the time it exited into the sea. The Category V typhoon also left a trail of destruction to homes, agriculture and infrastructure, with more than 148,000 houses damaged. The provinces of Cagayan, Kalinga, Isabela, La Union and Pangasinan were worst-hit. (IFRC, 22 Nov 2011)
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According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.
A map visual/infographic highlighting the tracks of destructive tropical cyclones, historical strong earthquakes, location of active volcanoes, active faultlines and trenches.
Despite impressive progress to address poverty and food insecurity, climate-related hazards could threaten these hard-won development gains.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country in November 2013, and more recently Typhoon Hagupit are testament to the potentially devastating effects of climate on food security and vulnerable livelihoods.
Better understanding of climate risks and their impact on household food security is a critical first step for managing and reducing risks.
On 13th May 2011, Télécoms Sans Frontières, in partnership with the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO), ended its program of capacity reinforcement in emergency telecommunications by conducting the second and third training sessions in the Philippines, first in Tuguegarao, in the north of the islands, and then in Manila.
By Joseph B. Zambrano
BAGUIO CITY, April 16 (PIA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated funds for the construction of core shelter units for the victims of typhoons Emong, Juan, and Peping.
DSWD has set P46.4 million under the Core Shelter Assistance Program (CSAP) for the construction of 801 core shelter units.
According the DSWD regional director Leonardo C. Reynoso, 232 units have been completed and handed over to beneficiaries while 266 units are being constructed and 303 units are up for construction.
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Period covered by this final report: 26 October 2010 to 31 July 2011
Appeal target: CHF 4,183,640
Appeal coverage: 67%;
Operations Update n o . 6 issued on 29 June 2011 reduced the appeal timeframe by three months, for the operation to be completed by 31 July 2011.
This emergency appeal was launched on 26 October 2010 for CHF 4,183,640 for 12 months to assist 12,000 families (approximately 60,000 people).
Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City — National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director and Civil Defense Administrator, Undersecretary Benito T. Ramos acknowledged today, 19 October, five inflatable rescue boats donated by the World Food Programme (WFP) to NDRRMC and handed them over for use of Army units in Bulacan and Pampanga.
USAID provides more than $30 Million in Humanitarian Assistance
English.news.cn 2011-07-22 05:52:58
BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Various kinds of disasters in China left 7,844 people dead or missing and affected a total of 430 million persons last year, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday.
The disasters in 2010 also resulted in direct economic losses of 533.99 billion yuan (82.72 billion U.S. dollars), the report said.
The country witnessed multiple serious disasters, including the severe earthquake in Qinghai's Yushu and the landslide in Gansu's Zhouqu, the report said.
Period covered by this update: 1 May to 15 June 2011
Appeal target: CHF 4,183,640
Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 67 per cent covered. However, owing to the reduction of the operation timeframe, no further contributions are required.
An emergency appeal was launched on 26 October 2010 for CHF 4,183,640 for 12 months to assist 12,000 families (approximately 60,000 people).
World Vision's office in Manila is working closely with our programme areas in Isabela and Cagayan to make plans and preparations for the typhoon. Part of the plan implemented was to disseminate information about the typhoon to all barangay (village) leaders and partner towns through text messaging, coordinate with the province and town’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) regarding relief plans and location of evacuation centres, monitor and update the status of children in the communities, and coordinate with the local authorities for the pre-positioning of goods.
Lanie Caguiat appeared shell-shocked when a Catholic Relief Services team talked to her in October 2010. She and her family had just survived Typhoon Juan, but her home was wiped out by strong winds and nothing was left standing.
Period covered by this update: 26 October 2010 to 30 April 2011
Appeal target: CHF 4,183,640
Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 67 per cent covered. Further contributions are required to meet the needs of the most vulnerable typhoon-affected families.
This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2010
By Necephor Mghendi and Afrhill Rances in Manila
Fernando Rasco, 25, feels that a major worry has been lifted off his shoulders; his family now has a permanent roof over their heads six months after their old house was torn apart when Typhoon Megi struck the Philippines.
Monday 18 October 2010 had begun as a normal day for Fernando and his family. He left home with his wife, their three sons and daughter on Sunday evening and headed to his employer’s house where he and his wife worked as labourers at a corn farm in Ilagan municipality, Isabela province.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand maintained most of its international partnerships in 2010, despite a difficult financial year.
In the past two years, the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force (PAPF) have engaged a total of 1.845 million troop deployments in disaster relief operations, says a white paper on national defense on Thursday.
They have rescued or evacuated a total of 1.742 million people, rush-transported 303,000 tonnes of goods, dredged 3,742 km of waterways, dug 4,443 wells, and fortified 728 km of dikes and dams, says the white paper, issued by the Information Office of the State Council.
As stipulated by China's Constitution and laws, an important task …
From 21 to 25 March 2011, as part of its capacity building program, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) began a series of training sessions for local and international emergency response organizations in the Philippines.
Four-month consolidated report
Period covered by this update: 26 October 2010 to 28 February 2011
Appeal target (current): CHF 4,183,640
Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 67 per cent covered in cash and kind. Further contributions needed for Philippine Red Cross to meet the needs of the most vulnerable typhoon-affected families.
Summary: This consolidated report summarizes the progress made during the first four months of the operation.