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02 Feb 2017 description


• Typhoon Nock-Ten-affected regions sustain heavy damage to agriculture and infrastructure as humanitarian actors find ways to further assist government recovery efforts.

• A Catanduanes community finds that preparedness and evacuation measures can achieve zero casualties.

• FAO augments government assistance to Typhoon Sarika and Haima-affected farmers.

• Flash flooding displaces thousands in Mindanao and Visayas.

• An inclusive dialogue with stakeholders ensures a safe and dignified return for Lumads in Mindanao.

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).

24 Oct 2016 description


Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October

24 Oct 2016 description


On 19 October, Category 4 Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Cagayan province. After landfall, the storm left a broad path of debris, causing flooding and landslides, and damaging about 46,000 houses. As of 24 October, authorities have confirmed eight fatalities and approximately 159,000 people remain displaced (38,000 people are staying inside evacuation centres and 121,000 people outside of evacuation centres). The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has declined an offer of international assistance.

17 Oct 2016 description

Typhoon Sarika

Typhoon Sarika (Karen) made landfall in Baler, Aurora province, at 2:30 a.m. on 16 October. It slightly weakened while crossing Central Luzon but slightly intensified as it moves away from the Philippines. As of 6am 17 October 2016, Typhoon Sarika is out of the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) and all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) have been lifted.

Typhoon Haima

16 Oct 2016 description

As Typhoon ‘Karen’ continues to batter more areas in Luzon, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) extends augmentation support in regions affected by the inclement weather. Since yesterday, October 15, the DSWD field office (FO) in Region IV-A, already transported 800 family food packs (FFPs) for distribution to affected families in Infanta, Quezon. This is in addition to the 5,000 FFPs and 1,000 pieces of malong already picked up by the Provincial Government of Quezon.

16 Oct 2016 description

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Oct.16 (PIA) -- Member-agencies of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) have provided initial aid to families displaced by typhoon Karen in Central Luzon.

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said 5,000 Family Food Packs (FFP) were delivered directly from their National Relief Operations Center in Metro Manila to a satellite warehouse at Nueva Ecija Home for Girls in Palayan City.