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21 Sep 2018 description
report Medair

Written by Nath Fauveau, Medair Emergency Response Team

I arrived in the Philippines four days ago, just 24 hours after Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall. Three days after landing in Manilla, we have already managed to do our first emergency distribution. I am proud of our team! We have been running around non-stop, doing assessments and purchasing material so that we could distribute relief items as soon as possible.

Landing on the beach in Tabugan village

21 Sep 2018 description

Itogon – Super Typhoon Mangkhut (known locally as Ompong), slammed into the Philippines on 15 September, leaving fields of destroyed crops, landslides and damaged homes in its wake. While an estimated 364,823 families in 30 provinces across Luzon were affected, the government’s preparedness plan and pre-emptive evacuation of thousands of families kept the loss of life to a minimum, according to the UN Migration Agency (IOM).

21 Sep 2018 description
  • Heavy rain during the last week triggered a massive landslide in Naga city (Cebu Province, Central Visayas Region, central Philippines) on 20 September, resulting in casualties and damage.

  • According to media reports, as of 21 September at 7.30 UTC, at least 12 people are dead, 50 more are missing and 14 houses have been damaged.

  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for the central Visayas Region.

21 Sep 2018 description

El Fasher, 20 September 2018 - The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT), have deployed a joint mission to provide emergency assistance to people affected by mudslides in East Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Heavy rains in the area last week caused mudslides in Wadi Tuliba and Tagulei villages, resulting in the reported deaths of at least 19 people and the injury of 25 others, while an unspecified number remain unaccounted for and some families have lost their homes, according to official local sources.

21 Sep 2018 description


The low pressure area outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (outside PAR) has developed into a tropical depression.

  • The Tropical Depression (TD) is still far away to have any effect in the country.

  • The disturbance is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) around Sunday afternoon (September 23) as a Tropical Storm and will be named "Paeng".

  • No significant enhancement of the Southwest Monsoon is expected during the outlook period.

21 Sep 2018 description

According to the observations at (05:30)hrs M.S.T today, the Cyclonic Storm “DAYE” over Northwest Bay of Bengal has crossed Andhra Pradesh coast near Gopalpur (India). It is forecast to move West-Northwestwards and weaken gradually into deep depression.

This is the last news for Cyclonic Storm “DAYE”

21 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

Ralph Jennings

After a super-typhoon killed 6,200 people five years ago, Filipinos figured the experience had taught their country a lesson. Pre-storm warnings and disaster responses should improve, then-president Benigno Aquino said.

This month another super-typhoon killed at least 74 when it set off landslides in the Philippine central mountain range.

21 Sep 2018 description

As part of the early recovery and rehabilitation for Typhoon Ompong victims, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), through its Field Office (FO) in Region I, is set to grant P20 million to Ilocos Norte for a cash-for-work (CFW) project to generate temporary employment for affected families in the province.

The project will be implemented under the DSWD’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM) program which focuses on alleviating the long-term impacts of climate change.

21 Sep 2018 description
report BenarNews

Mark Navales and Dennis Jay Santos

A landslide buried more than 20 houses and left at least a dozen people dead and scores missing in the central Philippines on Thursday, officials said, as search-and-rescue teams kept digging through an avalanche of mud that hit a northern mining community.

The side of a mountain at a quarry site in the city of Naga in Cebu province gave way after two days of incessant rain, burying houses that belonged to a community of informal settlers, said Supt. Samuel Tadeo, chief of the Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection’s rescue unit.

21 Sep 2018 description


I. Status of Affected Families / Persons

A total of 388,136 or 1,633,746 persons were affected in 4,414 barangays, 476 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details)

21 Sep 2018 description


Days of heavy monsoon rains caused a steep slope to collapse in Brgy. Tinaan in Naga City, Cebu at around 6 in the morning today.

At least 14 houses were directly affected, buried to 8ft deep or more (Cebu PDRRM SitRep #3 as of 2000H)

21 Sep 2018 description


21 September 2018, 4:00 AM

SYNOPSIS: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.


MIMAROPA, Western and Central Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm caused by ITCZ with possible flooding or landslides due to scattered light to moderate rains and at times heavy rains during thunderstorm.

20 Sep 2018 description


a. Based on Situation Report Number 31 from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines, a total of 364,823 families or 1,532,299 people were affected in 4,283 barangays, 476 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in in Regions I, II, III, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR), CALABARZON, and MIMAROPA. The number of temporarily displaced people slightly decreased to around 127,000 people inside and outside evacuation centres.

20 Sep 2018 description

706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox’s Bazar

919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

1.3 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar


  • IOM’s Counter Trafficking team conducted two trainings on Counter-Trafficking (CT) in Humanitarian Settings: A training for Health Providers for IOM Staffs and Partners and CounterTrafficking (CT) in Humanitarian Settings: A Training for NPM enumerators IOM. Three additional CT trainings for police officers and IOM staff and partners will take place.