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08 Feb 2018 description
report World Vision

Following the return of families to Marawi City, aid agency World Vision underscores the importance of continuous psychosocial support for children affected by the crisis.

“Healing does not come in a snap especially for the children who have witnessed the fighting in Marawi. A number of them have had psychosocial support while they were still in the evacuation centers but the need is still huge especially as they reintegrate themselves in the city,” said Rommel Fuerte, World Vision’s national director in the Philippines.

07 Feb 2018 description
report Caritas Australia

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network, continue to respond with emergency assistance, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Tembin in the Philippines.

Cyclone Tembin 17, known locally as Typhoon Vinta, made landfall in Caraga municipality, around 254 km from Davao city, on December 24. It devastated communities in the southern Philippines, causing flash floods and landslides.

02 Feb 2018 description
report ShelterBox

New Philippines base in the path of Typhoon Alley has ‘already improved our ability to respond to this season’s storms

Disaster relief agency ShelterBox set up its new operations base in the Philippines in time for tropical storms Kai Tak and Tembin.

31 Jan 2018 description
report Cordaid

Water scarcity is a critical problem on the Philippine island of Kinatarcan. In partnership with the local community Cordaid helps to find durable, low cost solutions for the island’s water problem.

RESILIENCE-BUILDING AFTER SUPER-TYPHOON HAIYAN

Kinatarcan, in the northernmost tip of Cebu province, was one of the most devastated areas after super-typhoon Haiyan swept across the country in 2013. The population has managed to re-establish their lives, but found little support to increase their resilience and reduce risks on the longer term.

30 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s. His “war on drugs,” launched after he took office in June 2016, has claimed an estimated 12,000 lives of primarily poor urban dwellers, including children.

Duterte has vowed to continue the abusive anti-drug campaign until his term ends in 2022. Throughout 2017 and the latter part of 2016, he engaged in harassment and intimidation of individuals and agencies tasked with accountability—including United Nations officials.

27 Jan 2018 description
report ShelterBox

TROPICAL STORMS DISPLACE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

In December 2017, Tropical Storms brought devastation to the Philippines triggering devastating mudslides and flooding.

When Storm Kai-tak, known as Urduja in the Philippines, made landfall in early December, it released two months of rainfall within 48 hours. Thousands of families were forced to flee after the storm destroyed over 30,000 homes.

Not out of danger

26 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Two stories of people who had to flee their home town Marawi to escape the conflict. They received cash-based assistance from ACTED and partners in Pantao Ragat.

Facing difficulties, looking ahead to reunion

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.

09 Jan 2018 description

BY THE NUMBERS

197
Confirmed dead

222
People missing

794,613
People affected

104,690
People displaced from their homes

SITUATION OVERVIEW

08 Jan 2018 description
report Save the Children

Date(s) of Assessment: 28-31 December 2017

Name and Location of Site(s) Assessed:

  • Lanao del Sur, Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao

  • Lanao del Norte, Region X

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

04 Jan 2018 description
report Caritas Australia

Local Caritas staff, partners and volunteers, part of the Caritas international network, are already responding with emergency assistance and support to those on the ground, following the devastating impact of Cyclone Tembin.

Cyclone Tembin 17, known locally as Typhoon Vinta, made landfall in Caraga municipality, around 254 km from Davao city, on December 24. It has devastated communities in the southern Philippines, with early reports of at least 180 people dead. Caritas Australia is contributing $50,000 AUD to the needs of affected peoples.

01 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Brief Overview of the Context and Province

Madalum is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,127 people. It is one of the municipalities within the vicinity of majestic Lake Lanao.

01 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Brief Overview of the Context and Province

Bacolod-Kalawi is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur. According to a 2015 census, it has a population of 20,841 people. It was formerly known as Bacolod Grande, it was changed into its present name by virtue of Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act No. 32 in 1994. The town is politically divided into 26 barangays.

01 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Brief Overview of the Context and Province

Municipality of Munai is the 4th class in the province of Lanao del Norte.
According to the 2015 census, it has population of 32,973 people with 26 barangays.

Munai is bounded by the municipality of Tangcal, Bacolod and Kauswagan on the north, Poona Piagapo on the east, Piagapo on the south, and Madalum on the west.

29 Dec 2017 description
report ACTED

Brief overview of the context and province

Bubong is 2nd class municipality in the province of Lanao del Sur. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 22,336 people with 36 barangays. The driving distance between Marawi City and Bubong is 27 kilometres with more or less 30 minutes travel time.

The town is currently hosting more than 300 displaced families from Marawi City. Some of this IDPs are home based while more than 200 are temporarily sheltered in municipal gym and vacant rooms in the municipal hall.

29 Dec 2017 description
report ACTED

Brief Overview of the Context and Province

The town of Salvador is a 5th class municipality in Lanao del Norte. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 31,845 people with 25 barangays inhabited at 60% by Muslim belonging to Maranao tribe and 40% of settlers. The municipality is less than an hour to travel in Tubod the capital of Lanao del Norte province. Cabuyao river, Salug river and Culian river are both traversing the interior barangays of Salvador which made them susceptible into flood when heavy rains occurred.