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06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
11 Aug 2011 description
Key Points • The seasonal southwest monsoon aggravated by consecutive tropical cyclones brought heavy rains over Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines causing floods, flashfloods and landslides. • The widespread flooding in Central Mindanao has affected 860,000 people. 455,000 home-based...
16 Jul 2011 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist Esmaeil Ibrahim travelled to flood-affected communities in the Philippines to assess the situation of families, especially women and children. His report follows. By Esmaeil Ibrahim COTABATO CITY, Philippines, 15 July 2011 – A number of tropical...
27 Jun 2011 description
report IRIN
MANILA, 27 June 2011 (IRIN) - As yet another tropical storm has been battering parts of the Philippine island of Luzon over the past few days, leaving thousands displaced, the government has set up a Technical Working Group (TWG) with the aim of improving preparedness for natural disasters and...