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19 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Last year, residents of Marawi in the Philippines faced two major disasters: In May, they were uprooted by a violent siege and seven months later, they faced a deadly typhoon. Oxfam is supporting a consortium of local organizations who are helping families stay healthy and safe in the wake of these crises, rebuild their lives and prepare for future disasters.

Mothers caught in conflict keeping their families safe

09 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 14)

1) Disasters recorded in Week 14 were hydro-meteorological and volcanic in nature with the exception of an oil spill in Indonesia

2) Thailand Meteorological Department had issued a summer storm warning for north-eastern and eastern provinces for Week 14. Hailstorm had been recorded in Khon Kaen destroying 107 roofs of houses in the process.

07 Apr 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) forecast at near-record level

  • Prices of rice on increase since February

  • Typhoon Tembin severely affected large number of people in Mindanao Island

Cereal production in 2017 forecast close to last year’s high level

07 Apr 2018 description

Situation Overview

This is the final report on the monitored Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak). Which occurred on 12 December 2017 and exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 19 December 2017.

Source: NDRRMC

Status of Affected Families / Persons

There were 435,220 families or 1,852,900 persons affected in 2,524 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

05 Apr 2018 description


  • WFP resumed its general distribution of rice for its Marawi humanitarian response.
    WFP has distributed 57.15 mt of rice to 1,143 affected families in the municipalities of Poona Bayabao and Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur.

05 Apr 2018 description
report BenarNews

By Richel V. Umel and Froilan Gallardo

Almost 1,000 displaced Filipino families have been allowed back into battle-scarred Marawi city to check their homes under tight military security over the past few days, but unexploded bombs strewn amid the rubble have limited their movements.

On Wednesday, BenarNews reporters and journalists from other media outlets accompanied some of the families that have been trickling into the former war zone in batches since April 1.

03 Apr 2018 description


  • The Government of the Philippines and international humanitarian organizations exercise their response plans for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Metro Manila.

  • Effective local leadership and inclusive partnerships are key to a successful response to the Mayon volcano eruption.

  • Food, protection and livelihoods are among the top unmet needs facing returnees and people still displaced by the Marawi conflict.


Marawi Conflict

02 Apr 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 13)

1) Most of disasters in Week 13 were hydro-meteorological in nature with minor floods, strong wind and landslides in Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Thailand Meteorological Department issued a summer storm warning for northeastern and eastern provinces for Week 14.

26 Mar 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 12)

1) Most of disasters occurred were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods in Indonesia and strong wind in Thailand recorded.

2) In Philippines, volcanic activities of Mount Mayon still affected people in Albay Province. In Indonesia, Mount Ijen released toxic gas and forced evacuation of nearby villages.

3) AHA Centre also monitored several > M 5.0 earthquakes in in Indonesia and Philippines in Week 12, although they did not caused any damages and triggered disaster declaration.

21 Mar 2018 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

184,278 families or 871,757 persons are affected in 1,215 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

20 Mar 2018 description
report World Vision

MARAWI CITY - Child-focused humanitarian organization World Vision provides temporary learning spaces for children participating in the Kindergarten Catch-up Education Program (KCEP) led by the Department of Education (DEPED) in Sagonsongan Transitory Site.

20 Mar 2018 description

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $1.196 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China (ADRA China) for providing relief to cyclone victims in the Philippines.

18 Mar 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 11)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Indonesia were due to hydro-meteorological hazards with floods and landslide recorded. AHA Centre also monitored several strong wind events in Indonesia, although they did not caused any damages and disaster declaration.

2) In Philippines, geological hazards still disrupting daily lives of people with Mount Mayon volcanic activities in Albay Province. Also, M 5.0 earthquake was recorded in Bukidnon Province on 15 March 2018, with Talakag city felt intensity V and VI (MMI) and it caused some damages.

16 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 15, Ambassador Koji Haneda attended the Ceremonial Handover of Japanese Construction Heavy Machineries and the Signing Ceremony of the Exchange of Notes with the UN-Habitat for Marawi Rehabilitation in Marawi City. From the Philippine side, Executive Secretary Medialdea, Secretary Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Secretary Diokno of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Assistant Secretary Castro from Bangon Marawi, Vice Governor Alont Adiong of Lanao del Sur, and Mayor Gandamra of Marawi City joined the ceremony.

15 Mar 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Related to humanitarian, development and advocacy work of ACT Alliance

14 Mar 2018 description

GENEVA (8 March 2018) - UN human rights experts have expressed grave concerns about terrorism accusations levelled against the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a Philippine national.

The legal petition listing her name is an unacceptable attack against the mandate holder by the Philippines Government, they added. 

12 Mar 2018 description

Regional Summary Week 10

1)Most disasters recorded in Week 10 were still hydro-meteorological in nature. Floods dominated reports from Indonesia, while storms and strong wind struck Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam. No fatalities recorded from these disasters.

2)Following the M 5.2 Earthquake in Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia (8 Mar 2018, 21.06 UTC+8), disruptions to climbing activities in Mount Kinabalu occurred and triggered search and rescue operations. Around 239 climbers and workers were safely recused by local authority.

08 Mar 2018 description
report ACTED

End of December 2017, tropical Storm Kai-Tak (Urduja) made landfall over Eastern Samar province, causing major flooding and several casualties.

08 Mar 2018 description
report ACTED

On December 22, 2017, tropical storm Vinta made landfall in Mindanao region causing great damages to agriculture, infrastructures and basic services and affecting more than 550,000 people. ACTED, in collaboration with Action Against Hunger and the Start Fund, provided prompt emergency assistance in Madalum municipality, one of the most affected of Mindanao region.

Families’ livelihoods jeopardized

08 Mar 2018 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has earmarked a total of P132,534,291.25 for the continuous provision of livelihood assistance in the first half of 2018 to the displaced residents of Marawi City who are staying in evacuation centers and home-based communities.

The amount was obligated in 2017 by DSWD Field Offices (FOs) X and XII using the Department’s Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) fund under the government’s 2017 General Appropriations Act. FOs X and XII are the Department’s field offices that have been responding to the Marawi crisis.