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22 Sep 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

During Epidemiological Week (EW) 28, the Ministry of Public Health and Epidemiology reported that the Los Pinos Health Center (La Descubierta, municipality) saw an increase in the number of patients with acute diarrhoeal diseases from surrounding communities, which were suspected to be cases of cholera.

20 Sep 2018 description

Description of the crisis

On 26 November 2017, general elections were held in the country to elect the president, members of congress and mayors; these elections were considered historic because the president of the republic was running for re-election, and it was the first time in the electoral and democratic history of the country that opposing political parties formed an electoral alliance.

20 Sep 2018 description


  1. Since January 2018, more than 75,000 people were affected by natural events: mostly floods, landslides and intense winds, due to the rainy season. The most affected areas are Ngozi and Rutana due to field destruction.

  2. The most urgent needs detected during the multi-sector evaluations were: emergency shelters and rental support, non-food item (NFI) kits, WASH and food.

20 Sep 2018 description

By Mary Joy Evalarosa

If there’s anything good about a typhoon, it’s that people have time to prepare and responders are primed to act. In the days and hours before Typhoon Mangkhut swirled its deadly path towards Luzon – home to nearly 50 million people – the Philippine Red Cross joined a massive effort led by the government to get people ready for the storm, known locally as Ompong.

19 Sep 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2.7 million Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to 100,000 people, who were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, for 12 months.

19 Sep 2018 description

Manila /Kuala Lumpur, 19 September 2018 – More than 660,000 people in the northern Philippines have been picking up the pieces after devastating Typhoon Mangkhut.

The storm, known locally as Ompong, is the strongest recorded anywhere in the world in 2018 and struck the north-eastern tip of Luzon in the early hours of 15 September with wind gusts of up to 285 km/h. While its full impact is still being assessed, helping people rebuild or repair their homes and restore their incomes are already emerging as clear priorities.

18 Sep 2018 description

The Honduran Red Cross was unable to conduct this operation because the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) floods operation coincided with Honduras’s general elections on 26 November 2017 to elect its president, legislators and mayors for the next four years; this election marked the first time a president was up for reelection, which led to many demonstrations, marches and parades during the period leading up to the election due to conflicting opinions among Hondurans about this process.

17 Sep 2018 description


In August, 52,637 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (25,006 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.

15 Sep 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only; it reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation

Hurricane Florence

14 Sep 2018 description

Flexible, dependable funding is vital to the success of the work of the IFRC and our National Societies. To facilitate more flexible funding, the IFRC is moving towards a thematic funding model.

What is thematic funding?

Thematic funding for the IFRC consists of pooled funds to support the delivery of results in thematic areas, rather than specific programmes or projects. This provides the IFRC with the flexibility to direct the funds where they are needed, when they are needed.

14 Sep 2018 description

Experience from emergency operations of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), show the importance of unearmarked funding.

14 Sep 2018 description

When emergencies strike, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies works to support its member National Societies to deliver lifesaving assistance to vulnerable communities and to help them recover.

National Societies are the lead actors in preparing for and responding to emergencies. During a disaster, the IFRC Secretariat provides technical support in relevant areas such as disaster risk reduction, shelter, livelihoods, health, WASH, social Inclusion, and a culture of non-violence and peace.