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28 Jun 2017 description

Emergency Appeal no MDRVN014

EA update no 2: 15 June 2017

Timeframe covered by this update: 27 October 2016 – 31 May 2017

Operation start date: 17 Nov 2016

Operation timeframe: 9 months (November 2016 – July 2017)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

14 Jun 2017 description

EU humanitarian aid for the Philippines:

  • € Close to 75.3 million in response to natural disasters and € 25.4 million to assist victims of armed conflicts since 1997

  • Over € 10 million for disaster preparedness between 1998 and 2017

In 2017:

  • € 725 000 for humanitarian assistance to displaced people in Mindanao

:**In 2016:**

  • € 1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to victims of Typhoon Melor

31 May 2017 description

CHF 169,011 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 16 October 2016 to support Philippines Red Cross in delivering immediate humanitarian assistance to the populations affected by Typhoon Sarika in provinces of Aurora, Catanduanes and Nueva Vizcaya of which CHF 151,678 was utilized. The balance of CHF 17,333 will be returned to DREF. Click here for the final financial report.

22 May 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 336,193 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,405,216 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) in delivering assistance and support to 24,050 people (reduced from 30,775 people) affected by floods in late 2016. The operation is focusing on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; and disaster risk reduction. The main changes are the removal of recovery shelter and National Society capacity development components.

03 Jan 2017 description

Crisis overview

Typhoon Nock Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines, making eight landfalls between 25 and 26 December, with gusts of up to 285 km/h and winds of 235 km/h. Affected areas are the Bicol region (Region V), Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). Nearly 2 million people were affected and at least three people were killed. 1.4 million of the affected are in Cantanduanes, Albay, and Camerines Sur, in Bicol.

14 Dec 2016 description

Situation Analysis

On 16 October 2016, at 2:30 AM, Typhoon Sarika (locally known as Karen) made landfall over Baler, Aurora with maximum sustained winds of 150 km per hour and gustiness of up to 210 km per hour, and moved west across the Luzon mainland before heading out to the sea west of the Philippines. By morning of 17 October, Typhoon Sarika had exited the PAR, according to PAGASA.

17 Nov 2016 description

Appeal n° MDRVN014

Glide n° TC-2016-000111-VNM

30,775 people to be assisted

144,866 Swiss francs DREF allocated

1,405,215 Swiss francs current Appeal budget

Appeal ends 31 July 2017 (9 months)

Appeal launched 17 November 2016

09 Nov 2016 description

In central Mindanao and in the Sulu archipelago, fighting between government security forces and armed opposition groups led to temporary displacement of thousands of civilians. Meanwhile, sporadic hostilities continued between government security forces and the New People’s Army in eastern Mindanao, leading to the protracted displacement of civilians; while pockets of clashes also occurred in parts of southern Luzon and Visayas regions.

04 Nov 2016 description

The situation

Three tropical cyclones affected Philippines between September and October: Typhoon Meranti (locally known as Ferdie) which affected the northernmost Philippine province in Batanes; Typhoon Sarika (locally known as Meranti) which made landfall in the central part of Luzon in Baler, Aurora; and Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin).

19 Oct 2016 description

19 October 2016, Philippines/Viet Nam - The Philippine Red Cross is mounting preparedness efforts as Typhoon Haima gains strength, and could possibly develop into a super typhoon later this week before making landfall over the Cagayan area. The typhoon is expected to hit the area early Thursday (20 October) morning. Haima, which developed right after Typhoon Sarika exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), could have significant humanitarian impact if it continues on its projected course across northern and central Luzon – the same areas struck by Typhoon Koppu last year.

18 Oct 2016 description

Field Offices (FOs) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are now replenishing and prepositioning relief supplies in preparation for the landfall of Typhoon Lawin in the Luzon area.

DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo assured the public that the Department is keeping close tabs on the status of relief goods prepositioned for the local government units ( LGUs) in the areas that will be affected by Typhoon Lawin.

18 Oct 2016 description

By Ly Nguyen, IFRC

Severe flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in the central provinces of Vietnam has forced thousands of families to evacuate to safer grounds and left many other residents stranded without food or safe drinking water in their homes.

17 Oct 2016 description

Situation Overview

At 4:00AM, 13 October 2016, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the East of Catarman, Northern Samar developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "KAREN".

"KAREN" intensified into a Tropical Storm (TS) at 10:00 PM, 13 October 2016 and further intensified into a typhoon on 14 October 2016, 10:00 PM.

At 2:30 AM, 16 October 2016, TY KAREN made landfall over Baler, Aurora.

16 Oct 2016 description


13 October 2016

At 4:00 AM, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the East of Catarman, Northern Samar developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "KAREN" with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gustiness of 55 kph. TD KAREN was forecasted to move west-northwest at 11 kph.