• Nearly 12,000 households require transitional shelter support in Marawi City
• More than 320,000 IDPs return to areas of origin in Marawi
• UN increases humanitarian funding appeal by $44.2 million
NICOLE CURATO & YVONNE SU
Exactly five years ago, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) ravaged some of the poorest provinces of Central Philippines. The strongest storm that made landfall in recent history claimed over 6,000 lives and displaced 4 million people. Many remain missing today.
The story of Haiyan that made the global headlines is a story of resilience—people thriving against all odds.
Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:
The Emergency Appeal is being extended from 12 months timeframe to 15 months (closing 31 March 2019).
The extension in time frame is requested to accommodate the following:
• The operational area in Bukidnon is particularly challenging in terms of the logistics needed to support volunteers, staff and deliver materials needed for the recovery activities. Some of the areas are far off main roads and need access by foot. Volunteers need to cross shallow rivers to get to the community.
One year since fighting officially ended in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, the return home and certainty about the future continue to elude over 65,000 displaced people. They demand urgent action and support to overcome the burden left in the wake of the conflict.
This overview document presents 86 security incidents affecting aid delivery in seven countries in the Pacific region between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).
By Jelly Musico
MANILA -- Malacañang on Thursday said the decision whether to extend martial law in Mindanao would depend on the recommendations of the security cluster.
“That will depend on the recommendation of the military. The President always heeds the advice or recommendation of the military and other police forces there, because they are the ones who are knowledgeable on the conditions existing there,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace press briefing.
A baseline study was conducted in three sub-camps of Mampang I, II and III of Mampang Transitory Site in May 2016 to explore how women, men, and marginalized groups participate in the camp life and camp governance structures and how women’s participation may contribute to women and girls’ perceptions of safety. At the time of this study, there were about 358 households within the three sub-camps of Mampang Transitory Site.
Five years have passed since the damaging 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake had hit the Province of Bohol in October 15, 2013. It is thus imperative to know what have been learned from this event, and what has been done in those years to rebuild all that is considered as the province’s legacy.
September 28, 2018 5:41 AM
TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Deadly violence has resurfaced in parts of the long-restive southern Philippines despite an autonomy-sharing deal with local Muslim groups, and authorities are eyeing terrorism by political factions excluded from the deal.
25 SEPTEMBER 2018, MARAWI CITY —The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), in partnership with the Project Handclasp Foundation (PHF) and the US-Philippines Society (USPS), turned over this week the initial batch of Smart School-in-a-Bag kits to Calocan Elementary School, Abdulazis Elementary School, and Tuca Boganga Elementary School in Marawi City. Another kit was given as an alternative learning system that will be going around evacuation centers in the city.
By David Lipson
A Philippines military commander says ongoing delays in rebuilding the city of Marawi, which was destroyed during five months of combat against Islamic State-inspired militants, could see the recruitment of more "enemies of the state".
It is almost a year since the relatively small band of combatants was forced to retreat, after a fierce campaign of air strikes, artillery shelling and house-to-house combat.
By Mary Joy Evalarosa
James Dean Dait, 22, was on duty as a Philippine Red Cross volunteer when Typhoon Mangkhut hit very early on 15 September. Just hours before it made landfall, he had attended a pre-disaster meeting at the Ilocos Norte chapter on the northwestern tip of Luzon where the Red Cross team discussed how they would respond do the category 4 typhoon, the world’s strongest so far in 2018.
Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines displacing more than 50,000 people in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and resulting in over PhP 14 billion in agriculatural damages (equivalent to approx. USD 270 million). The Philippines government and many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be involved in the response. To help tailor the response it is useful to know what the level of preparedness for disaster was in Cordillera Administrative Region before the storm hit.
Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) has had a major impact on the north of the Philippines damaging in excess of 76,000 homes in Cagayan Province (Region II Cagayan Valley) and completing destroying more than 10,000 homes there. The Philippines government and many national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will be involved in the response. To help tailor the response it is useful to know what the level of preparedness for disaster was in Cagayan Valley Province before the storm hit.
By Luke Lischin
“The peace table is now wide open for everybody,” declared Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza to mark the National Peace Consciousness Month in the Philippines.
“This table is not only for the Muslims, for the New People’s Army, for the indigenous peoples, but for all Filipinos,” he added.
While Dureza reserves their seat, the New People’s Army (NPA) shows no signs of returning to the table. Rejecting President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for localised talks, the NPA remains a growing threat to national security, especially in Mindanao.
September 15th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has immediately responded to Cyclone Mangkhut, a category-5 tropical storm that hit the Philippines this weekend.
On Friday, QRCS's Disaster Information Management Center (DIMC) was activated to keep up-to-date with the disaster, analyze the field reports about the situation, and outline the intervention plans to help the victims.
In an initial report compiled by the Cash Working Group covering the period 2017 to 2018, 11 humanitarian organizations in partnership with 26 local and international organizations have implemented more than PHP 622 million (US$11 million) worth of cash-based interventions for more than 53,000 beneficiaries affected by eight different emergencies in the country.
By Shaine Mae R. Nagtalon
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, August 10 (PIA)--Provincial Governor Herminia Ramiro of Misamis Occidental called local officials to activate Bantay Dengue Brigades or “dengue warriors” in their respective barangays.
This, after the Department of Health (DOH)-10 revealed the rising number of dengue cases in the province, during the Dengue Awareness Caravan dubbed, "Misamis Occidental Giyera Batok Dengue" on August 9.
By Maryann Zamora, Islamic Relief Philippines
Providing access to water for drinking, sanitation and personal hygiene to communities affected by disasters and other emergencies is now a reality after the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) received a mobile water desalination vehicle from Pass It Forward Foundation and the Embassy of Israel.