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15 Jan 2019 description

Overview

Asia-Pacific remains the world's most disaster-prone region and, in 2018, natural disasters once again affected millions of people. During the year the region experienced a number of sudden-onset disasters that prompted international responses, including Tropical Cyclone Gita in Tonga (February), a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea (February), Tropical Storm Son Tinh in Lao PDR (August), Cyclone Mangkhut in the Philippines (September) and a 7.4 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province (October).

15 Jan 2019 description

Introduction

This is the first IOM Regional Data Report on Asia and the Pacific. This statistical product highlights the complex migration trends that characterize this region of the world. The report is predominantly based on IOM primary data collection activities and covers the whole 2017 and the first six months of 2018.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

15 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 220,326 families or 925,636 persons were affected in 1,271 barangays, 136 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Through of a Low Pressure Area affecting Mindanao. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 376 families or 1,381 persons were affected in 15 barangays, 7 cities/municipalities, and 1 province in Region CARAGA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

15 Jan 2019 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  • A total of 220,553 families / 926,585 persons were affected in 1,301 barangays in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, and VIII.

  • Of which, 661 families / 2,712 persons are being served inside 33 ECs and 1,269 families / 5,410 persons outside ECs.

Sources: OCD Ro Vand DSWD DROMIC Report No. 19 re TD USMAN as of 13 January 2019, 4PM.

B. CASUALTIES (TAB B)

14 Jan 2019 description
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Summary Brochure

This report presents the rationale for and design of a city government disaster insurance pool in the Philippines.

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

Somalia

22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL

Middle-East and North Africa

Occupied Palestinian Territories

14 Jan 2019 description

INDONESIA

Following the earthquake at the end of September 2018, some 133,631 people remain displaced across Central Sulawesi. While thousands more left the province or found refuge with host families, increasing numbers of these people are returning to Central Sulawesi. The Governor of Central Sulawesi has extended the emergency transition to recovery phase in the province until 23 February. The total funding needed for rehabilitation and reconstruction stands at IDR 22.8 trillion (US$1.6 billion).

14 Jan 2019 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  • A total of 216,998 families / 909,781 persons were affected in 1,270 barangays in Regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, V, and VIII.

  • Of which, 988 families / 4,213 persons are being served inside 44 ECs and 13,759 families / 71,188 persons outside ECs.

Sources: OCD RO V and DSWD DROMIC Report No.17 re TD USMAN as of 11 January 2019, 5PM.

B. CASUALTIES (TAB B)

13 Jan 2019 description

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II. CURRENT WEATHER UPDATE

11 January 2019

  • At 4:00 AM, trough of Low Pressure Area (LPA) affecting Mindanao. Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.

  • Central and Eastern Visayas, CARAGA, Northern Mindanao, and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm caused by trough of LPA. Possible flashfloods or landslides due to scattered light to moderate to at times heavy rains.

12 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 216,954 families or 910,451 persons were affected in 1,249 barangays, 135 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

11 Jan 2019 description

ACLED is pleased to issue our 2018 annual report surveying disorder patterns over the past year. To access the full report by ACLED Research Director Dr. Roudabeh Kishi and Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik, ACLED 2018: The Year in Review, click here.

Executive Summary

11 Jan 2019 description

Key messages

• Pro-poor policies, such as cash transfers, hold wide appeal for politicians in times of economic crises because of the visibility and high level of international support available for such measures.

• The political returns to politicians from a widespread pro-poor policy are significant: they potentially expand their voter base.

• The highly visible link between the politician and cash transfers has mobilised politicians to invest in state capacity and reach eligible citizens.

11 Jan 2019 description

At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.

11 Jan 2019 description

A few months after conducting the household assessment on families affected by Typhoon Ompong which made landfall in Cagayan Valley in September 2018, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already distributed emergency shelter assistance (ESA) some P194,880,000 to 6,496 beneficiaries in the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela, Cagayan Valley Region.

The ESA which has been distributed to beneficiaries in 14 municipalities in Cagayan and eight municipalities in Isabela, (explain what ESA is)

11 Jan 2019 description

SUMMARY

Tropical Depression “USMAN” entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 25 December 2018. It has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) on 29 December 2018.

I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 216,771 families or 908,832 persons were affected in 1,240 barangays, 133 cities/municipalities, and 14 provinces in Regions V, VIII, CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

10 Jan 2019 description

The Red Cross Red Crescent across the Asia Pacific region and in the Middle East have been helping people prepare for and cope with damaging extreme seasonal-weather – ranging from extreme cold and snow to storms and flash floods.

Most recently the ICRC in Lebanon yesterday tweeted that Storm Norma had left almost 600 Syrian refugee families in Aarsal, in the north-east of the country, one of the worst affected areas, without bread or fuel for heating.

10 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

Communities from southern Luzon and eastern Visayas continue to suffer from the devastating effects of Tropical Depression Usman, which made landfall on 29 December in Borongan, Eastern Samar. Heavy rains triggered multiple landslides and widespread flooding, which buried rice fields, homes and schools. As of 10 January, at least 140 people have died, with 28 missing, mostly due to landslides.