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01 Mar 2013 description

Period covered: 9 August 2012 to 15 February 2013 Appeal target (current): CHF 1,772,243 Appeal coverage: 77 per cent

Appeal history:

· 31 August 2012: An emergency appeal was launched, seeking CHF 1,772,243 to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) for seven months

· 9 August 2012: A preliminary appeal was launched for CHF 922,700 to assist 15,000 families (75,000 people) in five months

· Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 180,837 was allocated on 9 August 2012 to support the national society to initiate distributions and support assessments.

15 Jan 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Typhoon Bopha causes some localized crop damage in southern Philippines

  • The 2012 main season paddy and maize harvests officially estimated at record levels

  • Cereal imports in 2012/13 marketing year to decline

  • Prices of rice and maize have remained relatively stable

  • Food insecurity persists in some areas of the country

Typhoon Bopha causes some localized crop damage in southern Philippines

07 Jan 2013 description

Source:China Meteorological News Press

Recently many departments included Ministry of Civil Affair and General Office of National Committee for Disaster Reduction organized meetings to analyze the conditions of natural disasters of China in 2012.

21 Dec 2012 description

Period covered by this update: 10 October to 16 December 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,772,243

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 77 per cent covered in cash and kind. Further contributions are needed to meet the needs of affected families.

25 Oct 2012 description
report Christian Aid

On 7 August 2012, extreme monsoon rainfall devastated Metro Manila in the Philippines, forcing nearly 700,000 people to evacuate their homes.

To mark this year’s Earth Science Week and International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Christian Aid has produced Big River Rising, an inspiring story that follows 52 year old mother-of-five Belen de Guzman as she nervously monitors the rising water as it threatens Banaba, the informal settlement community where she lives.

23 Oct 2012 description

Period covered by this update: 12 September to 9 October 2012

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,772,243

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 65 per cent covered in cash and kind, with more contributions in the pipeline. Further contributions are needed to meet the needs of affected families.

Appeal history:

  • An emergency appeal issued on 31 August 2012 seeking CHF 1,772,243 to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) for seven months

08 Oct 2012 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front agree on framework towards a new Bangsamoro political entity.

  • 367,000 people still displaced by monsoon floods in Luzon.

  • New United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines assumes post.

Link: Philippines Humanitarian Snapshot (September 2012)

04 Oct 2012 description
report Caritas

Caritas is appealing for funds to help families in the Philippines, many of whom are living in temporary evacuation centres following massive floods.

Heavy rains in early August left over 100 people dead and hundreds of thousands of families without shelter and food. Conditions are still very difficult with food scarce and many people unable to return home.

Caritas will care for over 6000 families in five dioceses, providing food, hygiene items and cooking utensils. The cost of the two-month programme will be 352,050 euro.

01 Oct 2012 description

The Municipality of Pila in Laguna province often experiences flooding, and one of the reasons for this was the area’s clogged tributaries. After Typhoon Ondoy severely affected the Philippines in September 2009, the local government unit (LGU) of Pila, with support from WFP, took proactive steps to help their community mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.

25 Sep 2012 description

Tuesday 25th of September 2012

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 25 -- State pension fund Government Service Insurance System announced Monday that the GSIS Board approved the grant of emergency loans to government workers residing in Quezon City affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding caused by the Monsoon rains last August 6-10, 2012.

21 Sep 2012 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$680,226

Balance Requested: US$613,110

Dear Colleagues,

14 Sep 2012 description

By Gideon Gapayao
Thursday 13th of September 2012

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Sept 13 (PIA) -- The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG) is accepting applications for calamity loans in affected areas in Rizal until November 8.

“Pag-IBIG has already processed calamity loans brought about by Bagyong Gener and the monsoon last August. As of September 7 the total number of calamity loan applications for active members in Rizal is 8,781,” said Pag-IBIG Antipolo Officer-In-Charge Christian Chua.

12 Sep 2012 description

With the devastations caused by the recent flooding last August, many residents, mostly from the marginalized sector, are still on the process of rebuilding their lives—among them are those from Banaba Extension, a small community adjacent to San Mateo River in Rizal.

Some had their properties destroyed. Others lost their homes. But worse of these, the community was nearly erased from the map had soil erosion gone critical.

10 Sep 2012 description

Today, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada is providing additional assistance to help those affected by floods in the Philippines.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the individuals and families impacted by the devastation," said Minister Fantino. "We continue to work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Philippine Red Cross to ensure that measures are taken to alleviate suffering and ensure humanitarian assistance is provided to those who need it most."

07 Sep 2012 description

Since the beginning of this year, natural disasters have killed 121 people and injured 225 others and caused property damages of VND1,741 billion.

In a recent telegram, the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control asked all municipal and provincial People’s Committees to brace themselves for more natural calamities in the coming time.

To minimize human and property losses, they should take preventive measures against flash floods, storms and landslides, especially in mountainous and remote areas.

06 Sep 2012 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children warns that more typhoons are expected in coming months

Over half a million children are still living in evacuation centres or with host families a month after floods triggered by Tropical Storm “Haikui” hit the Philippines.

Save the Children warns that the most severe typhoons have yet to hit this storm season. Already, three other tropical storms, Kai-Tak, Tembin and Bolaven, have lashed the country in the past month, causing flashfloods and landslides.

03 Sep 2012 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update Since May 2012, China has been successively affected by typhoons and torrential rain, more than 10 provinces were affected by floods with different extent. In August, the flooding situation was further escalated by typhoons and heavy rain; in which, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Anhui, and Zhejiang were severely hit.

03 Sep 2012 description

Highlights

• Slight increase in CPI and food and non-alcoholic beverage index was reported for the month of July 2012.

• Domestic fuel prices increased over the past month.

• Retail prices of major commodities are generally stable in most of the trading centers in the country.

• Purchasing power of the households in Central Mindanao increased by 29.16 percent month-onmonth.