I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 17 February 2018 (TAB A)
B. Current Situation
18 February 2018
A. Affected Population (TAB A)
A total of 55,843 families / 237,626 persons were affected in 517 Barangays in 114 Municipalities/Cities in 17 Provinces of Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, VIII, and CARAGA.
Currently, a total of 6,859 families or 32,467 persons were served inside and outside evacuation centers (ECs):
Inside 19 ECs: 844 families or 3,771 persons
Outside ECs: 6,236 families / 29,390 persons
On 11 February 2018, 1100H, a Tropical Storm with maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 65 km/h entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The Tropical Storm, Sanba, was locally named “Basyang”.
It dissipated into a Tropical Depression and left the PAR on 16 February 2018, 1100H.
Source: DOST-PAGASA Daily Sever Weather Bulletin
1. Status of Affected Families / Persons
This Situation Update describes events occurring in Htantabin Township, Toungoo District during the period between August and October 2017, including healthcare, education, villagers’ livelihoods, gambling, Tatmadaw activities and location.
This is Oxfam's final internal investigation report from 2011 into allegations of sexual misconduct and other unacceptable behaviour during Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Haiti earthquake of 2010.
90,000 children a week at risk of dropping out of school
90,000 children a week are at risk of dropping out of school in 2018, warns Save the Children, in an appeal for education funding in emergencies across East Africa. For many this would be their second year out of school, forced to abandon their studies because of the drought.
Israel launches attacks against 18 targets belonging to militant groups in Gaza in response to an explosion that wounded four Israeli soldiers
Israel says attacked 18 targets belonging to militants
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli tank fire - Gaza medics
On 17 February 2018, the SMM followed up on media reports of an incident at the building where the Russian Centre for Science and Culture “Rossotrudnichestvo" is located, at 2A Borysohlibska Street in Kyiv. At 13:15, the SMM saw multiple phrases (such as "Death to Russia") in Ukrainian language freshly spray-painted on the interior walls of the building on the ground floor and in the staircase leading to the second floor. The SMM also saw scattered chairs and furniture, broken information boards, and the flag of the Russian Federation which had been torn apart.
GENEVA (16 February 2018) – Life sentences imposed on six journalists today by a court in Turkey are an unparalleled attack on freedom of expression and on the media, two international experts on media freedom have said in a joint statement.
GENEVA (16 February 2018) – A group of United Nations experts* has issued a fresh call to the Turkish authorities to release the chair of Amnesty International Turkey, Taner Kiliç, who has been held since June 2017 on terrorism charges.
“We are concerned by the seemingly arbitrary detention of Taner Kiliç, which is evidently linked to his work in defending human rights,” the five experts said in a joint statement released in Geneva.
On 11 February 2018, Israeli forces opened fire at and arrested two Palestinian fishermen who were sailing off the coast of Beit Lahia. The incidents occurred within the context of systematic harassment, use of live fire, and arbitrary arrest of Palestinian fishermen by Israeli forces. The fishermen have a right to access 20 nautical miles of fishing grounds, but have for years been restricted by Israeli authorities to an average of six nautical miles. The two fishermen were shot at and arrested near the northern border and only one nautical mile from shore.
En seguimiento al desplazamiento desde el 14 de febrero, por la presencia, amenazas y accionar permanente del ELN en la zona del Resguardo indígena Tahamí en la subregión del Alto Andágueda, municipio de Bagadó (Chocó), además del riesgo de combates de este grupo armado con la Fuerza Pública, se confirma la llegada a Quibdó de al menos 64 personas (19 familias)2 pertenecientes a la comunidad Vivícora de este resguardo.
The earthquake in Haiti was a tragedy for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families who lost everything. The nation was already the poorest and most fragile in the hemisphere. It was a challenging time for aid workers who witnessed their loss and suffering, and were involved in trying to help them.
1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this note is to outline the issues related to transferring USD or Saudi Rial to beneficiaries in Yemen and provide guidance on how cash transfers can be calculated in Yemeni Rial. This note is meant to be revised as the situation requires and represents the situation when it was drafted.
Garowe, 18 February 2018 – The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis was far from over.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has accomplished a historical feat by delivering a first load of aid by boat. The barge transported some five hundred metric tons of food on the Nile River from Renk to Malakal for further distribution in other Upper Nile areas struck by food shortages.
The four-day inaugural trip is considered a success by the head of the UN agency’s office in Upper Nile, Callixte Kayitare, who says there is more to come.
No major damage has been reported since an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 occurred in the state of Oaxaca on 16 February at 23:39 UTC. 2 people were injured, and 436 houses are reported damaged.
A military helicopter being used to survey the earthquake damage crashed as it attempted to land. Latest reports say 13 people were killed and 16 injured. All victims were on the ground.
The attached paper for the first 2018 Standard Allocation of the Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund (IHPF), issued on 15th February 2018, sets out the general eligibility and strategic priorities recommended by the Advisory Board for projects to be considered under the maximum US$ 36 million allocation available. The elements of the paper are in line with the IHPF objectives as outlined in the IHPF Operational Manual, and based on consultations within the IHPF Advisory Board and with the Humanitarian Country Team and the Inter-cluster Coordination Group.