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17 Oct 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Froilan Gallardo and Richel V. Umel

Thousands of Filipino Muslims displaced by last year’s gunbattles in the southern Philippine city of Marawi demanded Tuesday that they be immediately allowed to return to their destroyed homes – one year after the Islamic State-led siege left more than 1,200 people dead and turned the former Muslim trading hub into a virtual ghost town.

16 Oct 2018 description

The overall levels of political violence remained relatively static in the South and Southeast Asian regions over the last few weeks, whereas the number of reported fatalities increased significantly last week. The overall levels of demonstrations decreased across the region, especially in Pakistan and India.

16 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 769,172 families or 3,204,763 persons were affected in 6,093 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 768,586 families or 3,202,112 persons were affected in 6,080 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons A total of 768,586 families or 3,202,112 persons were affected in 6,080 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons A total of 768,593 families or 3,202,109 persons were affected in 6,080 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 747,828 families or 3,123,054 persons were affected in 6,020 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 746,538 families or 3,086,752 persons were affected in 6,019 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Oct 2018 description

ITOGON, Philippines – On 16 September, Ginalyn Franco awoke to a storm.

“The rains were so powerful that landslides started happening near our house,” she said. “We had no choice but to leave.”

With her grandmother and aunt, Ms. Franco, 24, raced up the mountainous Itogon terrain for three hours, braving treacherous rains, wind and mud before reaching safety at an evacuation centre.

She was nine months pregnant.

15 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

15 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

At around 6:00 AM on 20 September 2018, a massive landslide affected an estimated 80.12-hectare area in Sitio Sindulan, Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu. Disaster managers said the rains may have contributed in softening the ground soil causing the sloped land to collapse. However, some residents have also pointed on the ongoing quarrying operations in the area.

Source: DSWD Field Office VII

SUMMARY

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons A total of 1,917 families or 7,904 persons were affected in 6 barangays in City of Naga, Cebu.

13 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/EF/3499

Assemblée générale Deuxième Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 10e et 11e séances – matin & après-midi

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/EF/3499

GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECOND COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 10TH & 11TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)

Destructive impacts of climate change like droughts, floods and increasingly severe storms are the primary culprits behind decreased farming output and rising hunger worldwide, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial), as it took up agriculture, food security and nutrition today.

12 Oct 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Nathanial Matthews and Deon Nel
This article is part of a series of opinion pieces to mark World Food Day October 16.

Nathanial Matthews is Program Director and Deon Nel, CEO of the Global Resilience Partnership

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct 12 2018 (IPS) - Our food system requires fundamental transformation. Disasters and shocks, from extreme flooding to persistent drought, are occurring more frequently and lasting longer, threatening the food security and livelihoods of millions of small farmers across the globe.

11 Oct 2018 description

(Manila, Philippines: 11 October 2018): Ursula Mueller, the United Nations deputy humanitarian chief, today urged the international community to continue humanitarian support for Marawi and to back Government-led recovery efforts as she wrapped up a three-day mission in the Philippines.

10 Oct 2018 description

10 OCTOBER 2018, MAKATI CITY —The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) network, together with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), drew up a national framework on the role of the private sector in disaster risk reduction (DRR) during a workshop held this week in Makati City. Attended by industry leaders and member companies, the event covered the following topics: disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, disaster response, and disaster recovery.

10 Oct 2018 description

Between May 2016 and September 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, with technical support from the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), developed and delivered a 2 stage project in 5 different countries targeted at supporting opportunities for women’s equal and meaningful participation in camp governance structures.