Flood condition of Sittoung River
According to the (14:30) hr M.S.T observation today, the water level of Sittoung River has exceeded by about (½) foot at Toungoo above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level during the next (1) day.
It is especially advised to the people who settle near the river bank and low lying area at Taungoo Township of Sittoung River, to take precaution measure.
Moisture deficits in the Greater Horn of Africa could indicate delayed onset of seasonal rains
Africa Weather Hazards
Poorly-distributed rainfall during August and early September has delayed crop development over parts of southern Burkina Faso and northern Ghana. Below-average rain is forecast next week, which further reduces the chance for recovery.
MANILA, Oct. 20 -- With the “liberation” of Marawi from terrorist influence as pronounced by President Duterte, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) says that the government will be transparent and would endeavor to continuously update the public on the rehabilitation of the torn city.
WASHINGTON DC, Oct. 20 -- Citing its long-standing partnership with the Philippines, World Bank chief executive officer Kristalina Georgieva confirmed the institution’s commitment to work with the Philippine government in helping conflict-torn Marawi City rise from devastation, along with scaling up support for peace-building efforts in Mindanao.
SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur, Oct. 20 -- The US Embassy in the Philippines’ United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Department of Education, delivered its first batch of tablet arm chairs to schools in Mindanao, where displaced Marawi students are currently enrolled.
Today, October 19, upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets and water purifiers) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Viet Nam in response to the damages caused by the recent torrential rainfall.
11 October 2017
At 10:00 PM, the Low Pressure Aea (LPA) Northeast of Soro gon City, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "ODETTE". It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It was forecasted to move Wes Northwest at 26 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised over Cagayan and lsabela.
12 October 2017
At 3:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “PAOLO” was estimated based on all available data at 655 km East of Guiuan, Easter Samar (10.7°N, 131.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 90 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 115km/h. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 10 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 270 km West Southwest of Coron, Palawan (11.2°N, 117.9°E).
Number of Affected Families/Persons
There were 23 families or 79 persons affected by the continuous rain in CARAGA.
Number of Displaced Families/Persons
LOPBURI, 19th October 2017 (NN) – Flooding continues to be reported from many areas with three districts of Khon Kaen province inundated after Ubol Ratana Dam exceeded its holding capacity and a pond burst its banks in Lopburi province.
Authorities are urgently repairing a pond in Kaset University’s Lopburi Campus after a 15 meter stretch of its levee burst due to high pressure. They have so far been successful in closing the gap using Big Bags and wood pikes.
BANGKOK, 19 October 2017, (NNT) - Thailand's Ministry of Public Health has urged people in flooded areas to take protective measures against flood related diseases, particularly leptospirosis and conjunctivitis.
Permanent Secretary of the Public Health Ministry, Dr. Jessada Chokdamrongsuk, has instructed officials at health centers in flooded areas to prepare measures for flood related diseased.
Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans through cuts and abrasions of the skin, or through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth.
Significant damage to homes as a result of Hurricane Irma have been reported in areas of Ciego de Ávila Province. In Chambas, 47.4% of homes were damaged; in Bolivia, 38.4%; in Moron, 29.3%; and in Júcaro, more than 50%.
People remain in temporarily shelters in Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara, and Ciego de Ávila Provinces.
Insured agricultural entities and producers who suffered losses due to the Hurricane Irma will be compensated by the National Insurance Company.
During the last 10 month of the year 2017, 161494 suspected dengue cases have been reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,
Approximately 42.88% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29 week of 2017.
Situation in Numbers
39,000 affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma and Maria-affected countries
19,800 affected children in Dominica
2,900 people in shelters in Dominica
1070 children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua
Violence in Myanmar driving Up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF
Cholera and malnutrition among main dangers as refugee camps swell
UNICEF urges donors to support humanitarian appeals ahead of international pledging conference
Washington, D.C.— The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the violent death of at least seven peasant farmers, including two members of the Awá indigenous people, in the municipality of Tumaco, in Colombia. The IACHR urges the Colombian authorities to adopt urgent measures to thoroughly investigate these events and ensure the safety and integrity of the campesino, indigenous, and Afro-descendant communities.
The Policy and Advocacy Task Team of the Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) 1 recognizes the continuing generosity of the Government and people of Bangladesh in keeping their borders open to the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing conflict and violence in Myanmar.
The GBVAoR, in support of the Bangladesh GBV Sub-Sector, calls upon donors and states to: