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15 Dec 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

14 Dec 2017 description

By Carlito Dar

BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) -- Dengue cases in the Cordillera region has significantly dropped this year but health authorities remind the public to always stay vigilant.

The Department of Health –Cordillera Communicable Disease Cluster Head Dr. Alexei Marrero reported that from January 1 to November 25, there were 3,684 Dengue cases monitored, a 65 percent decrease compared to the 10,601 cases recorded during the same period last year.

13 Dec 2017 description

PANTAR, Philippines – Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

It was October, and the youth were gathered in a covered court in Pantar, a municipality about 15 km from the Philippine city of Marawi, the site of intense fighting between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups.

13 Dec 2017 description

Over 1,000 people died of the disease in the country last year

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema

MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

24 Nov 2017 description
report World Vision

World Vision commits to support early recovery efforts for Marawi as thousands of its displaced families start returning to the city.

"We will continue to stand with the people of Marawi, especially with the children who are at the heart of our response," assures Rommel Fuerte, World Vision's national director in the Philippines.

In coordination with the government, local partners and the conflict-affected communities, World Vision continues its humanitarian efforts to address the evolving needs of the affected people.

17 Nov 2017 description

MANILA, Nov. 17 – Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Officer-in-Charge Emmanuel A. Leyco on November 13, expressed his gratitude to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull who announced the gifting of P60 million (AUD1.5 million) worth of prepositioned relief supplies and associated funds to the Department. The Australian official made the announcement during his visit to the DSWD National Resource Operations Centre (NROC) in Pasay City.

15 Nov 2017 description
report CARE

BACKGROUND

The attack of armed men in Marawi City, south of Philippines on May 23, 2017 resulted in massive bloody conflict between the ISIS-associated Maute group and government forces.

10 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

205,018
#of children and adolescents (18-19 years old) affected by the conflict in Marawi City*

353, 921
#total population displaced*

UNICEF needs
US$1.89 million

Highlights

07 Nov 2017 description
  • Acción contra el Hambre y la Comisión Europea organizan una exposición fotográfica para visibilizar el impacto humano de un conflicto prácticamente desconocido para la opinión pública: cerca de 850 000 personas han abandonado su hogar en Mindanao (sur de Filipinas) en lo que va de año.

03 Nov 2017 description

Manila (ICRC) – Thousands of displaced residents of Marawi City started their journey home earlier this week, several days after the government officially declared the end of armed clashes between its forces and IS Ranao fighters.

Five months of conflict caused low-to-medium-scale damage to around 65 "barangays" (villages) out of 96 in Marawi City. This means that the government will be able to allow more than half of Marawi’s estimated 200,000 population to return home in the coming days or weeks.

02 Nov 2017 description

At 5:00 PM, Tropical Depression "Ramil" has slightly intensified and is now in the vicinity of Calamian Group of Islands.

  • Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy within the 200 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

02 Nov 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

31 October 2017

At 10:00 AM, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was estimated, based on all available data in the vicinity of Sogod, Southern Leyte. This weather system was forecasted to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Visayas, Bicol Region, and MIMAROPA.

This LPA was also forecasted to bring light to moderate rains over the regions of Northern Mindanao and CARAGA.

01 November 2017

02 Nov 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

31 October 2017

At 10:00 AM, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was estimated, based on all available data in the vicinity of Sogod, Southern Leyte. This weather system was forecasted to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Visayas, Bicol Region, and MIMAROPA.

This LPA was also forecasted to bring light to moderate rains over the regions of Northern Mindanao and CARAGA.

01 November 2017

31 Oct 2017 description

Appeal history:

17 October 2016 - Haima develops in the Pacific as a Severe Tropical Storm.

18 October - Government enforces pre-emptive evacuations in areas likely to be severely affected by the typhoon.

19 October - Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) number 5 – the highest – is declared over Cagayan province.

28 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR works with PhilHealth and partners to give persons displaced by the Marawi conflict IDs so they can enjoy their freedom of movement, have access to basic social services, and be able to voluntarily opt to avail of durable solutions after displacement.

27 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 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.

26 Oct 2017 description

21 October 2017

At 10:00 PM, TY "PAOLO" has maintained its strength and is about to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) with maximum sustained winds of up to 185 kph and gustiness of up to 225 kph. It is foretasted to move North Northeast at 27 kph.

The southwesterly wind flow enhanced by this Typhoon was foretasted to bring cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate and at times heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Mindanao, Western Visayas, and Palawan.

22 October 2017

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

MANILA, 17 October 2017 – UNICEF Philippines and the global movement Nutrition International (NI) begin a nationwide three-year initiative to reduce risks of maternal deaths for pregnant women and protect newborn babies from life-threatening diseases.

Working with the Department of Health, the ‘Right Start Initiative’ will provide iron folic acid supplement to pregnant and post-partum mothers, promote optimum infant and young child feeding practices, and provide micronutrient powder for 91,000 pregnant women and 142,000 children 6-23 months old.

13 Oct 2017 description

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

Origin: TECTONIC

Magnitude: Ms. 5.4