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20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

It has been more than 6 months since Marawi conflict erupted and Chay and her family are still living in an evacuation centre. They are from the city centre, known as “ground zero”, where the fighting was most intense and the destructions most severe. The city centre is still a restricted area due to the destructions and the presence of land-mines, and the family doesn’t know when they will be able to return home. They fled the day after hostilities began and eventually arrived in this evacuation centre, a private school located in Baloi, north of Marawi City.

12 Feb 2018 description

PACIFIC

Tropical Cyclone Gita passed Samoa on 10 February and Niue on 11 February, with damage and localized flooding reported in Samoa. TC Gita is forecast to strike Tonga on the evening of 12 February. As of 12 February, 12:00 UTC, TC Gita continues to move west as a Category 4 cyclone with winds of up to 213 km/h, it is expected to maintain this intensity as it passes over Tonga and into Fijian territorial waters. More than 80,000 people in Tonga are currently expected to be impacted by cyclone strength winds.

MYANMAR

10 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY

On February 5, 2017 in the afternoon, an armed conflict between an alleged armed group and the military forces occurred in the hinterland areas of Brgy. Anticala, a remote barangay in Butuan City.

1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons

46 families or 206 persons were affected by the armed conflict (Table 1).

2. Status of Displaced Families/Individuals

46 families or 206 persons were displaced by the armed conflict in Butuan City and are presently staying at Dugyaman Elementary School.

08 Feb 2018 description

Since 2016, I have closely followed the situations in the Republic of the Philippines ("the Philippines") and in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ("Venezuela"). Both countries are States Parties to the Rome Statute.

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.

06 Feb 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families/ 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 barangays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

Source: DSWD DROMIC Report #29 on TY VINTA, 18 January 2018, 6:00 PM

05 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of US Foreign Development Assistance and the Government of Australia pledged contributions to help WFP continuously support the ongoing food assistance operations of the Government in Marawi City.

  • WFP is launching an immediate response emergency operation to respond to the immediate needs of the families displaced by Tropical Storm Tembin (local name Vinta) in Lanao Del Sur.

02 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

02 Feb 2018 description

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.

01 Feb 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families/ 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 barangays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Government of the Philippines prioritizes housing as a rehabilitation measure in Marawi.
    At least 500 temporary shelters are expected to be turned over to the first batch of displaced families on the second week of December 2017.

  • WFP’s Emergency Food Security Assessment’s preliminary findings reveal that there has been an increase in the number of families that have poor food consumption scores compared to preMarawi crisis period.

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.

28 Jan 2018 description

MANILA, Philippines, 26 January 2017— Mayon Volcano, located in Albay province, 300 km southeast of Manila, is showing high levels of unrest, with lava fountains and frequent ash explosions as high as 600 metres. Local authorities are warning of an imminent hazardous eruption within the next few days.

Provincial and municipal authorities are leading the disaster response with the support of the Department of Health, Department of Social Welfare and Development field office and the Philippine Red Cross.

26 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, a total of 100,677 families (approximately 462,000 persons) were displaced in Mindanao. Of these, 4,899 families (approximately 25,516 persons) were displaced due to conflict and violence while 95,778 families (approximately 436,484 persons) were displaced due to Severe Tripical Storm Vinta (International name Tembin).

CURRENT NUMBER OF IDPS IN NEED OF DURABLE SOLUTION

  • 419,266: TOTAL NO. OF PERSONS WHO ARE PRESENTLY DISPLACED IN MINDANAO

  • 311,943: presently displaced due to conflict and violence

22 Jan 2018 description

PHILIPPINES

The alert level for the Mayon Volcano has been raised to Level-4 due to increased seismic unrest, lava fountaining and explosions. The volcano spewed a 10-kilometer high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. The eruption resulted in moderate to heavy ash fall, with low-visibility reported in the towns of Guinobatan, Camalig, and Ligao located to the southwest of the volcano.

20 Jan 2018 description
  • 16 December 2017: Tropical Storm Kai-Tak makes landfall over San Policarpio. Eastern Samar. PRC mounts a response to deliver immediate assistance to affected people.

  • 16-20 December: As PRC continues to deliver immediate assistance to people affected by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak, a new Low-Pressure Area (LPA) forms, gains strength and turns into a tropical depression (TD) and later becomes Tropical Storm Tembin.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families / 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.