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18 Jan 2018 description

To encourage further support in upholding the protection of civilians and human dignity during times of armed conflict in the Philippines, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) organized a series of seminars across the country that brought together a diverse mix of religious scholars, academics, lawyers, students and local civil society groups.

17 Jan 2018 description

Today I announce that the Australian Government is providing emergency relief assistance to people in the Philippines displaced by Typhoon Tembin.

The typhoon caused widespread flooding and damage to infrastructure across the southern province of Mindanao over Christmas. Communities in Mindanao were already suffering due to conflict and the fight against militants aligned with Islamic State in Marawi City.

17 Jan 2018 description

Situation Overview

On 12 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Urduja” (international name: Kai-tak). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 19 December 2017.

Source: NDRRMC

Status of Affected Families / Persons

435,999 families or 1,860,026 persons are affected in 2,534 barangays in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and CARAGA (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

17 Jan 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

167,485 families or 790,065 persons are affected in 1,173 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

17 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,368 families / 789,502 persons are affected in 1,181 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 8,622 families / 42,178 persons are currently being served inside 41 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

16 Jan 2018 description
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January 16th, 2018 ― Doha: In response to Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has issued a humanitarian appeal to raise $ 2 million (QR 7.3 million) for a 12-month relief programme. The plan is estimated to benefit as many as 13,380 families (or 66,900 people).

A team of QRCS's mission in the Philippines visited the displaced shelter centers and host communities to examine living standards there and evaluate the urgent needs. Some 20-liter water jerry cans were also distributed.

15 Jan 2018 description

Regional Tally

Affected population: 949,044*

AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.

14 Jan 2018 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) led by its Chairman and CEO Richard Gordon held a consultative meeting with the European Union (EU) ambassadors to discuss how they can contribute to save and uplift the lives of those suffering from recent disasters that hit country.

Gordon toured the EU ambassadors at the PRC Operations Center and highlighted the priority needs of those suffering from recent disasters such as the destructive storm Vinta, which hit Mindanao and Palawan last month.

14 Jan 2018 description

This serves as a notice for the raising of Mayon Volcano’s status from Alert Level 1 (abnormal) to Alert Level 2 (increasing unrest).

13 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 166,327 families / 785,084 persons are affected in 1,171 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 7,405 families / 36,615 persons are currently being served inside 53 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

13 Jan 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

167,368 families or 789,502 persons are affected in 1,181 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

12 Jan 2018 description

For many in the Philippines, Christmas celebrations were put on hold as they dealt with the aftermath of Typhoon Kai-tak, which hit the easternmost provinces of the country on December 16, 2017.

The Category 2 storm brought heavy rains and winds gusting up to 110 km/h. At least 47 people were killed and almost 2 million were affected. In Biliran, the worst hit province, the storm affected more than 65 per cent of the population, killing 42 people.

12 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

On December 3, 2017 at 3:00 AM, an armed conflict between the Government Troops and suspected members of New People’s Army (NPA) occurred in Brgy. Tubaon, Tarragona, Davao Oriental, which resulted to displacement of families in the said barangay to avoid being caught up in the middle of the crossfires.

1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons

800 families or 4,000 persons were affected by the armed conflict (Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families/Individuals

12 Jan 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

166,475 families or 785,994 persons are affected in 1,171 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

12 Jan 2018 description

Incident Date: 22 December 2017

As of 02 January 2018, the number of displaced persons in MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao is placed at 20,046 families (98,344 individuals), based on latest figures released by the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DSWD-DROMIC). Of this total, 15,576 families (75,880 individuals) are currently staying in 72 evacuation centers, while 4,470 families (22,464 individuals) are currently staying with friends or relatives.

11 Jan 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Pascal Laureyn

MANILA, Jan 10 2018 (IPS) - It’s not just suspected drug users and dealers at risk of targeted killing in the Philippines. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) reported last week that the Philippines is the most dangerous country in Southeast Asia for journalists. Globally, the island nation came sixth on the list of most murderous countries.

10 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

As of June 2017, about 650,000 people (52 percent of whom are women) in 284 villages across Mindanao have benefited from 641 community infrastructure and livelihood subprojects (access roads, water systems, community centers and pre- and post-harvest facilities) and support for community-enterprise development.

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