Humanity & Inclusion’s team is preparing to launch a potential emergency response following Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which struck the Philippines this weekend. HI regularly works with people affected by natural disasters in the archipelago and launched a large-scale response to Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, which affected more than 14 million people and claimed more than 6,000 lives. Three victims of Typhoon Haiyan recall how they coped with the tragedy.
Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations in Puerto Rico from Cabo Rojo to Naguabo in advance of Hurricane Isaac. Under a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the USGS plans to deploy about 20 sensors along the island’s coast
Background and objective: Understanding how natural disasters affect their victims is key to improve prevention and mitigation. Typhoon Haiyan strongly hit the Philippines in 2013. In Leyte, health staff of two hospitals had a key role as responders, but also as victims. Scarce literature is available on how health staff may be affected when being disasters' victims. We therefore aimed to understand Haiyan's impact for health staff at personal and work level.
Police in Paung, Mon State, evacuated the fishing community in Ahlyat Village in Paung Township as high tide destroyed their homes yesterday, state media reported.
The wave destroyed seven homes yesterday and 37 on Monday in the fishing village. Police also relocated 26 houses and evacuated the villagers yesterday, according to the Paung Township General Administration Department.
By Salai Thant Zin 15 August 2018
PATHEIN — Nearly 90 houses collapsed and almost 40 others were damaged by a storm surge in several villages in Pyapon Township, Irrawaddy Region on Sunday and Monday.
“The tidal surge accompanied by strong winds destroyed 86 houses and damaged 39 others in two days,” regional Disaster Management Center director U Than Soe told The Irrawaddy.
One year after entering their new, resilient shelters, typhoon-affected populations of Eastern Samar restart a new life.
In 2015, two years after one of the most powerful and destructive typhoons having ever hit the Philippines, the catastrophic impact of Typhoon Haiyan was still evident in Eastern Samar.
By Panca Nugraha
Tidal waves hit Induk Beach at Taman Ayu village in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on Wednesday morning, forcing hundreds to flee following tidal floods that had inundated their village.
Seawater started to enter residential areas in the village at 8:35 a.m on Wednesday, causing knee-deep flooding, said Mataram Search and Rescue Agency spokesman I Lanang Wiswananda said.
“To anticipate worsening conditions, we immediately evacuated villagers [from the area],” he said, adding that the floods had affected 178 residents.
By Marcelo M. Pedalino
SOUTHERN LEYTE, July 19 (PIA) -- All public funds received have been duly accounted for.
This was the central message conveyed as the provincial government here sent a Fund Utilization Report to the city government of Davao .
The report, marked received by the city accountant office of Davao July 9, 2018, covered the P 3 Million cash assistance donated to the province in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda in November, 2013.
By Isabelle Granger
“How can policy and trade help disasters? What can the World Trade Organization do to support disasters?”
These were the first questions posed by Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, in his opening remarks at the WTO Natural Disaster and Trade Symposium that took place on 26 April 2018, as WTO is launching a research project to better understand the nexus between disaster relief and commercial trade, in collaboration with Australia, IFRC, and ISDR, among other partners.
QUEZON CITY, July 9 -- The emergency unconditional cash transfer (UCT) program of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) showed positive results on Yolanda victims, according to a study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS).
The UCT program, UNICEF’s first cash transfer program in the country, provided monthly cash assistance of USD100 (or PHP5,000) to 10,000 Yolanda-affected families living in Tacloban City and neighboring municipalities from February 2014 to July 2014.
By Patrick Fuller
ULAANBAATAR, 6 July, 2018 - Five local leaders from across Asia and the Pacific have been recognised for their inspirational work in driving disaster risk reduction in their communities.
They were presented with awards at an event last night organised by the Asian Local Leaders Forum for Disaster Resilience (ALL4DR) at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Team Rubicon is the first NGO in North America to receive this designation
DALLAS (July 2, 2018) – Team Rubicon USA, a veteran-based disaster response organization, has received verification from the World Health Organization (WHO) as an Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Mobile. Team Rubicon is the first nongovernmental organization in North America to receive this designation and is the 18th WHO-verified Emergency Medical Team in the world.
Communities are slowly being rebuilt after Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Typhoon Haiyan) struck the Visayas Islands in the Philippines in November 2013. The vulnerable, most affected communities face ongoing challenges to re-establish livelihoods, safe housing, access to water and electricity, and to rebuild roads and drainage. Aid agencies, active on the ground in the immediate aftermath, have since left the region, leaving national and local government, policymakers and affected communities to respond to the long-term legacy.
1. The Due Diligence / Social Compliance Report (DDR) is for the proposed candidate subproject of the Climate Resilience Sector Project (CRSP) - Upgrading the evacuation and post disaster access road for Popua in Tongatapu; upgrading additional Government Primary Schools (GPS) in Tongatapu, which are the GPS Ngele’ia and the GPS Hala-‘o-Vave; and relocating of Lifuka, Ha’apai hospital from vulnerable area to higher ground. ADB has classified the proposed subproject as Category C for Involuntary Resettlement – meaning, “Additional candidate sector …
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.26 - 2018