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29 Jul 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three successive earthquakes occurred in the remote northern Batanes islands of the Philippines on 27 July, displacing nearly 3,000 people.

  • Dengue cases continue to surge in the Philippines as the Government declares national alert An education grant from the EU aims to reach 13,000 children and youth affected by armed conflict in Mindanao.

  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a needs assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

27 Jun 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Members of the Mindanao Humanitarian Team in Iligan conducted a need assessment of Marawi continuing humanitarian needs.

  • Dengue cases are increasing in the Central Visayas region, where there are over 7,300 dengue cases with 43 deaths in first five months in 2019.

  • As the number of measles cases decline, the risks of a current outbreak is now set to moderate at the national level.

FEATURE

23 Apr 2019 description

Situation Overview

On 22 April, at 5:15 p.m., a magnitude-6.1 earthquake occurred in northern Philippines, with the epicenter located near Castillejos, Zambales, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS). The earthquake was tectonic in origin with a depth of 10 km.

29 Mar 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three simultaneous law enforcement operations of the Philippine army against non-state armed groups are reported as underway in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Sulu
  • El Niño brings drought and dry spells, with Mindanao as the most affected region
  • Children in the Philippines are at serious risk from a nationwide outbreak of measles, a highlycontagious disease which has already claimed the lives of over 300 people

FEATURE

12 Feb 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tropical Depression Usman brought intense and torrential rains on 29 December, triggering landslides and flooding in the Bicol, CALABARZON, Eastern Visayas and MIMAROPA region. Landslides in Albay and Camarines Sur were particularly devastating. Local actors led the response and are seeking ways to improve early warning and evacuation mechanisms to prevent future loss of life.

10 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

Communities from southern Luzon and eastern Visayas continue to suffer from the devastating effects of Tropical Depression Usman, which made landfall on 29 December in Borongan, Eastern Samar. Heavy rains triggered multiple landslides and widespread flooding, which buried rice fields, homes and schools. As of 10 January, at least 140 people have died, with 28 missing, mostly due to landslides.

04 Jan 2019 description

Situation Overview

Tropical Depression Usman, which made landfall near Borongan, Eastern Samar, on 29 December, began affecting the country on 28 December as it enhanced the northeast monsoon, bringing heavy rain across the southern Luzon and eastern Visayas regions for several days, which triggered multiple landslides and widespread flooding. Intermittent rains from the northeast monsoon continue to hamper debris removal and body retrieval operations, while also raising the risk of new landslides in the affected regions.

21 Dec 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Humanitarian Country Team is preparing to support the Marawi humanitarian response into 2019, seeking to address residual humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and displaced population and promote early recovery, protection, gender and culturally sensitive approaches.

• Residents in northern and central Luzon are beginning to recover three months after Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) and six weeks following Typhoon Yutu (locally named Rosita) devastated the regions.

09 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Typhoon Yutu causes flooding and landslides in the northern Philippines, affecting an agricultural region still trying to recover from the devastating impact of Typhoon Mangkhut six weeks earlier.

• As the Government looks to rebuilding Marawi City, there is a need to provide for the residual humanitarian needs of the displaced: food, shelter, health, water & sanitation, education and access to social services.

01 Nov 2018 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 31 October. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), it has weakened into a tropical storm and is moving northward 535 km west of northern Luzon. The typhoon entered the PAR on 27 October and made landfall in Dinapigue, Aurora on 30 October, traversed northern Luzon and exited the western seaboard province of La Union in the afternoon.

30 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Yutu (locally known as Rosita) made landfall Tuesday 30 October at 4 a.m. local time in Dinapigue, Isabela. As of 2 p.m., the typhoon exited the western seaboard province of La Union in the Ilocos region.

29 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

As of 29 October (2 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Yutu (locally named Rosita) has slightly weakened, with the eye located approximately 355 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora. It is now moving west southwest at 15 km/h, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 185 km/h.

08 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Typhoon Mangkhut affects over 3 million people across northern and central Luzon, impacting the country's agricultural centre.

• Farmers and fisherfolk are among the most severely impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut and whose livelihoods are the most vulnerable to natural hazards.

• Over 100,000 school-aged children affected by the Marawi conflict are either not enrolled in school or at risk of dropping out. The Department of Education-ARMM has launched a programme to assist the education needs of affected families.

19 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

As of 19 September, more than one million people are affected in Region I, II, III CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). About 42 per cent of those are located in Region III, while 31 per cent are located in Region I.

18 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

As of 18 September, more than 890,000 people are affected in Region I, II, III CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Over 236,000 people are displaced, with over 162,300 people seeking shelter in more than 1,780 evacuation centres, and more than 73,600 people staying with host families.

18 Sep 2018 description

Situation Overview

Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 15 September, causing massive flooding and leaving homes and infrastructure in the northern Philippines severely damaged. As of 17 September, more than 590,000 people are affected in 31 provinces in Region I, II, III CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, National Capital Region (NCR) and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Over 192,000 displaced persons are staying in evacuation centres, while more than 26,000 people are staying with host families.

15 Sep 2018 description

As of 15 September (2 p.m., Manila time), Typhoon Mangkhut (locally named Ompong) was located 110 km west-northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as the storm continues to move west-northwest at 25 km/h with maximum sustained winds decreasing to 170 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 260 km/h, according to the Philippines national weather bureau. The typhoon made its landfall in Baggao, Cagayan in the early morning and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.