• Mayon Volcano continues to show high levels of unrest. Local authorities have evacuated over 82,000 people to safety and have requested the Humanitarian Country Team to assist with addressing priority needs and issues.
• Severe Tropical Storm Tembin affected over 797,000 people in northeastern Mindanao, including those who were displaced by the Marawi conflict.
• A United Nations emergency response grant programme for Marawi has been completed successfully.
Displaced population (cumulative)
There were displacement incidents which happened in each quarter of 2017. As of 31 December 2017, 59,100 families remained displaced affected by Marawi Conflict and Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Tembin.
Affected Population: 1,184,870
Thousands of IDPs are gradually returning to some areas of Marawi City and surrounding municipalities. Humanitarian needs of the affected population remain and will continue well into the new year.
Non-governmental organizations who were displaced by the Marawi conflict reopen their field offices and continue operations.
Marawi humanitarian actors participate in a Gender in Humanitarian Action training in Iligan City.
By Susan De Leon
QUEZON CITY, Nov. 30 (PIA) -- Quezon City will simulate new disaster scenarios in the 4th quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) to be held on December 15.
“We will add new scenarios to test and also showcase the new equipment acquired by the Quezon City government to level up its emergency response capabilities,” said Karl Michael Marasigan, chief of the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (DRRMO).
• The Government declares an end to the conflict in Marawi as humanitarian needs continue and planning for return begins.
• ASEAN humanitarian partners and government agencies convene for a workshop to develop a regional contingency plan for a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Manila.
• The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, together with partners supported an ASEAN symposium on humanitarian response.
At 10:21 PM on 22 October 2017, Sunday, a magnitude 5.4 shook Lian, Batangas. The epicenter is located 9 km West of Lian, Batangas and with a focal depth of 197 km.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW:
- On 24 September 2017, an earthquake was felt in Wao, Lanao DeI Sur with the following details:
Date/Time: 04:47:05 AM, 24 September 2017
Location: 07.65°N, 124.67°E-010 km N 85° W of Wao, Lanao Del Sur
Depth of focus (Km): 002
Magnitude: Ms. 5.4
October 8th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) Mission in the Philippines have recently initiated a new project to rehabilitate the houses affected by the earthquake that rattled the City of Surigao at the north-easternmost tip of Mindanao, southern Philippines, early this year.
The $40,000 project would benefit 117 poor families whose houses were totally damaged in February's earthquake.
In the wake of the disaster, a team of QRCS's Mission visited Surigao to assess the needs in cooperation with the local partner.
As the conflict continues in Marawi, authorities and humanitarian actors find ways to sustain support to those displaced.
The delivery of activities funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) reaches its midpoint and recipient agencies share learnings, challenges and next steps.
The Humanitarian Country Team's emergency response clusters hold a workshop to discuss key responsibilities and solutions for a mediumscale typhoon emergency.
The Community of Practice on Community Engagement conducted a series of pre-crisis information mapping surveys and consultations in 10 selected barangays in Metro Manila from May to July 2017. The survey was conducted to understand and validate information on the vulnerabilities, capacities and preferences on the type of relief and humanitarian assistance that the community may need should a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Manila.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will demonstrate the capability of its new state-of-the-art emergency telecommunications equipment in the coming 2017 3rd Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on September 27 at STRIKE Gymnasium, Bacoor City, Cavite.
The NSED is a quarterly-held exercise that aims to increase the awareness on what to do in the event of an earthquake and to improve the responsiveness of citizens and responders alike.
In support of the Humanitarian Country Team’s (HCT) earthquake contingency plan, the Community of Practice (CoP) on Community Engagement conducted a series of pre-crisis information mapping surveys and consultations in 10 selected barangays.
This took place from May to July 2017 and covered the cities of Quezon, Valenzuela, Marikina, Pasig,
Malabon and Manila.
As the Government begins to plan for recovery and rehabilitation, humanitarian needs of those displaced by the Marawi conflict continue.
The needs of Marawi IDPs with disabilities have been overlooked, especially in evacuation centres, which lack accessibility features, and the availability of specialized health services and rehabilitation is scarce.
UN organizations access emergency response funding to assist in the health and WASH concerns of Marawi IDPs.