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World: IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations, and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (AAP/PSEA) - Progress Report January 2016-Sept 2016

7 hours 4 min ago
Source: Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Protection Cluster Country: Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, World
KEY AIM:
  • Foster a culture of accountability and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse at all levels of the humanitarian system.

  • Encourage institutionalization of AAP and PSEA within humanitarian organizations, including local and national NGOs, INGOs, Red Cross Red Crescent movement and UN Agencies.

  • Support operationalization of AAP and PSEA at collective level as well as individual agency level.

The Task Team has been working on three work streams:
  1. Support Humanitarian Country Teams operationalise accountability and PSEA, including provision of technical support (both remotely and on site), capturing and sharing good practice on AAP and PSEA, and dissemination of practical guidance for cluster and the intercluster coordination groups on strengthening AAP and Protection throughout the Humanitarian Program Cycle;

  2. AAP/PSEA placement within humanitarian procedures and processes in the field: Mapping of current initiatives, interagency projects and key reports related to AAP and PSEA in 2016; Support the reinforcement of the responsibilities on AAP and PSEA for the Humanitarian Coordinator role

  3. Ensure the PSEA workstream complements other PSEA-related initiatives and addresses gaps at the field and global levels, strengthen investigation and protection responses to SEA allegations, Support issues raised following the CBCM pilots and during the discussion on global SOPs

Philippines: Philippines: DSWD hastens release of P48M rehab fund for ‘Ferdie’ survivors

9 hours 35 min ago
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Sept. 28 - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now fast-tracking the release of the P48,881,875 fund for the implementation of activities under the Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan for Typhoon Ferdie survivors in Batanes.

The plan includes cash-for-work (CFW) for 4,549 individuals amounting to P18,331,875 and Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for 2,241 families with damaged houses amounting to P30,550,000.

“Our goal is to really release the funds as soon as possible so that the affected families can start rebuilding and regaining their normal functioning. Their fast recovery from one disaster will serve as their leverage to be more capable of dealing with the next one,” DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo said

Typhoon Ferdie has left a total of 2,241 houses in shambles in Region II, mostly in Batanes Group of Islands. It also displaced 4,588 families in Regions I and II during its onslaught.

Meanwhile, the Department remains on standby for possible augmentation support and release of additional assistance in Northern Cagayan, Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands due to the inclement weather brought by new Typhoon Helen.

DSWD Field Office-II has already prepositioned 17,869 family food packs in strategic locations in the region and is currently repacking additional food packs for possible distribution.

“We are exerting our full efforts to ensure that adequate response and the timely delivery of relief assistance and augmentation support for typhoon survivors are handled well in the local, provincial and regional levels. However, we cannot do this alone without the involvement of citizens who are considered as the government’s partner for change. During these trying times, we need to act in solidarity for the immediate recovery of those hit by the typhoons,” Sec. Taguiwalo said.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 05 re Preparedness Measures for Typhoon "Helen" (I.N. Megi)

28 September 2016 - 5:21pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

Covering the Period of 8:00 AM, 27 September 2016 to 8:00 AM, 28 September 2016

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (FAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

At 5:00 PM, 27 September 2016, Typhoon "HELEN" made landfall over Taiwan,. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) in Northern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands were lifted while TCWS No. 1 was still raised on Batanes Group of Islands.

PAGASA issued the Final Severe Weather Bulletin for Typhoon "HELEN" at 5:00 AM, 28 September 2016. Typhoon "HELEN" exited the PAR at 2:00 AM today and TCWS on Batanes Group of Islands is now lifted, however, the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon "HELEN" still affects the country.

World: Emergency Telecommunications Cluster in 2015: Year in Review

28 September 2016 - 9:24am
Source: Emergency Telecommunications Cluster Country: Central African Republic, Guinea, Haiti, Iraq, Liberia, Nepal, Philippines, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Vanuatu, World, Yemen
Foreword

2015 was a year of transformation for the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). The adoption of the ETC2020 Strategy in the first half of the year, radically expanding the vision, scope and approach of the cluster, set the network on a much more impactful, but challenging, trajectory. 2015 was characterised by the adoption and commenced implementation of ETC2020 as well as the most concurrent emergencies ever responded to; and the invaluable contributions of its members and partners without which, the ETC would not exist.

In addition to operations in Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and West Africa inherited from 2014, conflict raging in Yemen, Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and the earthquakes in Nepal added additional connectivity demands on the already stretched cluster’s capacity. In all, the ETC responded to an unprecedented eight concurrent emergencies.

Across these operations, the ETC experienced a number of ‘firsts’, indicative of the evolving emergency landscape and which would influence the new strategy. Seeing that the community needing connectivity to respond to Ebola in West Africa was not ‘just’ humanitarians, the ETC expanded its scope, providing services to humanitarian, healthcare and government responders at 80+ facilities across the three affected countries. Responding at the direct requestof the government in Vanuatu, the ETC was “embedded” in the Office of the Chief Information Officer, working directly with the National Disaster Management Office. In Nepal, ETC preparedness efforts had established a solid network of humanitarian, privatesector and government entities which allowed a faster and more effective response after the quake.

The rapidly evolving humanitarian and technology environments shape the way the ETC responds.

April 2015 was the turning point. Developed in close collaboration with over 40 organisations, the ambitious ETC2020 strategy builds upon the cluster’s years of experience, its expertise and its network of dedicated partners. Through ETC2020, for the first time, the ETC is engaging in Communications with Communities(CwC), leveraging its network of partners and expertise to provide disaster-affected people with the ability to communicate. In recognition of communities’ role in first response, ETC2020 activities seek to improve and decentralise preparedness activities. Connectivity and energy solutions will be enhanced as the ETC will continue to deliver its current mandate of providing timely, predictable, and effective emergency communications services to the humanitarian community.

Achieving the ETC2020 vision will take strong engagement with an expanded and more connected network, from leading edge Information Technology (IT)companies and local telecommunications providers, to humanitarians, governments and affected communities. Partnership and collaboration are key to successful functioning of the ETC.

2015 was a year of change for the ETC, but in many ways it was not unique. More emergencies, across wider areas and affecting more people has become the new norm and one for which the entire response community must prepare.

While continuing to provide connectivity services to the response community, the ETC objective is very different now to what it was 12 months ago. And in just four years from now, through working with governments to build resilience, decentralising response readiness and strengthening the capacity of affected people to respond, the ETC will ensure that all those responding to humanitarian emergencies have access to vital communications services and digital aid.

China - Taiwan Province: China, Philippines, Japan – Tropical Cyclone MEGI - ECHO Daily Map | 27/09/2016

28 September 2016 - 9:15am
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office Country: China, China - Taiwan Province, Japan, Philippines
Situation
  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west and made landfall over Hualien county (Taiwan) on 27 September early morning (UTC), as a Typhoon. On 27 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located over eastern Taichung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 213 km/h (Typhoon).
  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west weakening. Its centre may move over Fujian province (China) on 27 September afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path. JRC calculations estimate a storm surge of the order of 1.5 m in Shih-shih (Fujian province) on 28 September at 0.00 UTC.
  • As of 27 September early afternoon (UTC), a Sea and Land Typhoon Warning and an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory for most counties of Taiwan (CWB) and a Red Warning for storm and high waves for Okinawa prefecture (JMA). As of the same date, a Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #2 is in effect for the Batanes islands and #1 for the northern Cagayan Valley including also the Babuyan islands (PAGASA).
  • Local media, as of 27 September early afternoon (UTC), reported that over 20 people have been injured, over 5 000 have been evacuated and 203 000 homes have been left without power in several counties of Taiwan. They also reported traffic and transport disruptions throughout Taiwan.

China - Taiwan Province: China, Philippines, Japan - Tropical Cyclone MEGI UPDATE (GDACS, JTWC, CWB, JMA, PAGASA, CMA, Local Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 27 September 2016)

27 September 2016 - 11:26pm
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office Country: China, China - Taiwan Province, Japan, Philippines
  • TC MEGI continued moving north-west strengthening. On 27 September at 0.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 180 km south-east of Hualien county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 185 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west as an intense Typhoon. Its centre may move over Hualien county on 27 September morning (UTC) as a Typhoon. It may then make a second landfall over Fujian province (China) on 28 September morning (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Storm. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path. JRC calculations estimate a storm surge of the order of 1.5 m in Shih-shih (Fujian province) on 28 September at 0.00 UTC.

  • As of 27 September early morning (UTC), the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan has issued a Sea and Land Typhoon Warning and an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory for most counties of Taiwan and the Japan Meteorological Administration a Red Warning for storm and high waves for the prefecture of Okinawa. As of the same date, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration has issued Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals #2 for the Batanes group of islands and #1 for the northern Cagayan Valley including also the Babuyan group of islands.

  • Local media, as of 27 September early morning (UTC), reported that strong winds have already been affecting several areas of Taiwan causing traffic and transport disruptions, as well as several schools closed.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 04 re Preparedness Measures for Typhoon "Helen" (I.N. Megi)

27 September 2016 - 5:42pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

Typhoon "HELEN" has slightly intensified as it continues to move closer to Taiwan.

At 4:00 AM, 27 September 2016, the eye of Typhoon "HELEN" was estimated at 320 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of up to 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. "HELEN" continues to move in a west-northwest direction at 20 kph and forecasted to exit the PAR on Wednesday morning, 28 September 2016.

The estimated rainfall amount due to Typhoon "HELEN" is from moderate to heavy rains within its 800 km diameter. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 is raised on Batanes Group of Islands and TCWS No. 1 in Northern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands.

World: Resolving Policy Conundrums: Enhancing Humanitarian Protection in Southeast Asia

27 September 2016 - 2:25pm
Source: Migration Policy Institute Country: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, France, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United States of America, Viet Nam, World

Southeast Asia has a complex history of migration within and outside the region, linked to uneven economic development and income disparity, demographic and social change, urbanization, transnational and civil conflict, and persecution. Migration flows within the region are often driven by mixed motivations, and many such movements are unregulated or unauthorized. Countries within the region must often simultaneously contend with irregular labor migration, asylum and refugee flows, and populations at risk of displacement as a result of persecution, exclusion, or a limited ability to generate basic livelihoods.

The May 2015 humanitarian crisis stemming from irregular maritime flows of Rohingya (a persecuted minority in Myanmar) and Bengalis in the Bay of Bengal brought these issues into sharp focus. Long-term systematic persecution and interethnic violence in Myanmar (also known as Burma), and a lack of livelihood opportunities in Bangladesh (where many displaced Rohingya have fled) led to a surge in maritime migration to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

This report examines the key features of migration in and through Southeast Asia and assesses the policy challenges and responses to the May 2015 maritime flows of Rohingya and Bengalis in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea. The humanitarian crisis highlighted that the present array of policies and practices in Southeast Asia are not meeting the needs of policymakers, migrants, or the public—and fall short of balancing the need to prevent displacement and protect those who are displaced. The report concludes with a series of recommendations as policymakers recognize the further development of protection infrastructure must be a priority.

China - Taiwan Province: China, Philippines, Japan– Tropical Cyclone MEGI - ECHO Daily Map | 26/09/2016

26 September 2016 - 10:19pm
Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office Country: China, China - Taiwan Province, Japan, Philippines

SITUATION

• TC MEGI continued moving north-west over the Philippine Sea, as a Typhoon. On 26 September at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 540 km south-east of Taitung county (Taiwan) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 176 km/h (Typhoon).

• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening. It may move over Taitung and/or Hualien counties (Taiwan) on 27 September morning (UTC) as an intense Typhoon. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge may affect the areas along its path.

• As of 26 September early afternoon (UTC), the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan (CWB) has issued an Extremely Heavy Rain Advisory for the central, eastern, northern and southern counties as well as a Sea and Land Typhoon Warning for the whole of Taiwan. As of the same date, a Red Warning for high waves has been issued for Okinawa prefecture (Japan) (JMA) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals #2 for the Batanes group of islands and #1 for the northern Cagayan Valley including also the Babuyan group of islands (PAGASA).

Sources: GDACS, JTWC, JMA, CWB Taiwan, PAGASA, Local Media

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 03 re Preparedness Measures for Typhoon "Helen" (I.N. Megi)

26 September 2016 - 5:19pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

Typhoon "Helen" has intensified slightly as it continues its west northwest direction.

At 4:00 AM, 26 September 2016, the eye of Typhoon "HELEN" was estimated at 610 km East Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of up to 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph. "HELEN" continues to move in a west-northwest direction at 22 kph and forecasted to exit the PAR on Wednesday morning, 28 September 2016.

The estimated rainfall amount due to Typhoon "HELEN" is from moderate to heavy rains within its 800 km diameter. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No 2 is raised on Batanes Group of Islands and TCWS No. 1 in Babuyan Group of Istalnds.

China: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (20 - 26 September 2016)

26 September 2016 - 6:08am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines

CHINA

Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.

81,000 people affected

INDONESIA

Flash floods in Garut, West Java on 21 September caused 33 deaths, with 20 people still missing and over 6,000 people temporarily displaced. Government agencies, the Red Cross, NGOs and the private sector are providing clean water, food, NFIs, shelter and rehabilitating critical infrastructure. Flooding was also reported in West Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and Sampang, East Java on 24 and 25 September which left 2,000 houses under water. Local authorities provided relief to the affected people.

6,000 people displaced

MYANMAR

An estimated 4,000 people have been relocated to Hlaingbwe Township, Kayin State due to fighting between the Myanmar Army and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army splinter group. The State Government is leading the humanitarian response and has indicated that most needs including food, NFIs, education and health, are currently being met with the support of partners.

4,000 people relocated

CHINA / PHILIPPINES

Typhoon Megi is projected to make landfall in Taiwan Province of China during the early hours of 27 September as a Category 3 storm, after which it is anticipated to track towards southeast mainland China as a weaker storm bringing significant rainfall. As of 26 September (11:00, UTC+8), the eye of Typhoon Megi (locally known as Helen) was located about 500 km east of the municipality of Basco, Batanes, Philippines with maximum sustained winds up to 150 km/h near the centre and gusts up to 185 km/h. It continues to move towards the Batanes Group of Islands and Taiwan Province of China at 20 km/h. The outer bands of the typhoon are expected to bring heavy rains over Batanes. The Government has raised the tropical cyclone warning signal for the Batanes Group of Islands to no. 2 (anticipating 61 to 120 km/h winds in the next 24 hours with light damage possible for medium- to high-risk structures). Megi is forecasted to affect areas that were recently hit by Typhoon Meranti.

Philippines: Philippines: Mindanao - Agencies Presence (Development activities) as of 23 September 2016

26 September 2016 - 6:00am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines

Philippines: Philippines: Mindanao - Agencies Presence (Humanitarian activities) as of 23 September 2016

26 September 2016 - 5:48am
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines

Indonesia: ASEAN Weekly Disaster Update, 19 - 25 September 2016

26 September 2016 - 4:56am
Source: Association of Southeast Asian Nations Country: Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam

MALAYSIA

  • 1,038 people in Kedah and 102 people in Perak were evacuated because of flooding.

VIET NAM

Flood sumberged 51 houses in Quang Binh Province.

MYANMAR

  • Nearly 500 houses were submerged by flood in Taungdwingyi, Magway.

THAILAND

  • About 8,000 families affected by flood in Ayutthaya.
  • Flood also happened in seven provinces, submerging 5,118 houses.

PHILIPPINES

  • 16,648 people in Batanes were affected by Typhoon Meranti.
  • Meanwhile in Albay, 24,290 people experiencing water shortage.

INDONESIA

  • 30 people died and 6,300 people were evacuated due to the flashflood in Garut, West Java Province.
  • Flood also affected 4,930 people in Medan and submerged 2,953 houses in Langkat.
  • 177 houses in Tidung Island were damaged by strong wind.
  • Landslide affected 300 families in Sumedang and 330 families in Central Lombok.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 02 re Preparedness Measures for Typhoon "Helen" (I.N. Megi)

25 September 2016 - 5:28pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with International Name "MEGI" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 5:00 PM, 24 September 2016 and was named "HELEN".

"HELEN" intensified further into a Typhoon as it moves in a west-northwest direction at 11:00 PM, 24 September 2016.

At 4:00 AM, 25 September 2016, the eye of Typhoon "HELEN" was estimated at 1,130 km east of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. "HELEN" continues to move in a west-northwest direction at 22 kph and forecasted to exit the PAR on Wednesday morning, 28 September 2016.

The estimated rainfall amount due to Typhoon "HELEN" is from moderate to heavy rains within its 600 km diameter. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No 1 is raised on Batanes Group of Islands.

Philippines: NFA Batanes prepares for new typhoon

25 September 2016 - 2:38am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

MANILA, Sept. 23 - The National Food Authority in Batanes is prepared as another typhoon is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on September 25 and to hit Batanes on Tuesday, September 27, according to the weather bureau.

According to NFA-NCR Director Danilo Bonabon, some 6,000 bags of rice are loaded in a vessel bound for Batanes to augment the agency’s current rice stocks. As of press time, NFA Batanes has total rice stocks of 5,768 bags, good to last for 55 days.

The NFA Batanes Unit Office is closely coordinating with local government units (LGUs) in the area for continuous rice releases. It is encouraging accredited retailers from Itbayat and Sabang Islands to increase their purchase of NFA rice to beef up stocks and ensure availability of quality, low-priced rice especially during typhoons. NFA rice is sold at P27/kg (regular-milled) and P32/kg (well-milled).

Recently, Batanes suffered heavily when tyhoon Ferdie made a landfall in the province. Communication system and courier services are still down.

The NFA has released a total of 540 bags of rice for relief operations distributed to typhoon Ferdie victims in Batanes thru the LGUs and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). (NFA)

Philippines: Relief ops in Batanes to continue amid new storm

25 September 2016 - 2:23am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

QUEZON CITY, Sept 25 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) assures the public that the rehabilitation and assistance for Typhoon ‘Ferdie’ survivors will continue despite the arrival of Tropical Storm ‘Helen’ in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

On Friday, September 23, the DSWD Disaster Response Assistance and Management Bureau (DReAMB) and DSWD Field Office-II held a video conference to discuss the provision of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) and cash-for-work (CFW) to 2,241 families with damaged houses.

Aside from the continuing relief assistance distribution, the province of Batanes also started providing galvanized steel sheets to affected families for house repairs.

Social welfare officers are also continuously conducting Psychosocial Support Processing (PSP) to affected families in several barangays in Itbayat to help them recover from the psychological stress and trauma that they experienced after the typhoon onslaught.

Meanwhile, DSWD Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo confirms that preparations for ‘Helen’ are now ongoing following the blue alert status issuance of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

“We assure the public that the Department is doing all the preparatory measures for ‘Helen’ including repacking of additional relief goods and intensifying our coordination will local government units in Northern Luzon where the storm is expected to hit,” said Sec. Taguiwalo.

The Department maintains a total of P801,555,717.72 standby funds and 452,284 Family Food Packs (FFPs) available for distribution. (DSWD)

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 13 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Typhoon "Ferdie" (I. N. Meranti)

25 September 2016 - 2:06am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. CURRENT WEATHER

25 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Central Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Luzon

• Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere winds will be light to moderate coming from the west to southwest will be slight to moderate seas.

II. EFFECTS

A. AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)

A total of 4,588 families / 16,648 persons. Of which, 6 families / 36 persons are still inside one (1) evacuation center in Basco, Batanes.

NOTE: Per validation by DSWD-Field Office (FO) 11, the six (6) families / thirty-six (36) persons in Basco, Batanes were the same families/persons that have already been accounted for. Hence, the decrease on the number of affected families/persons.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 12 re Preparedness Measures and Effects of Typhoon "Ferdie" (I. N. Meranti)

24 September 2016 - 2:08am
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. CURRENT WEATHER

24 September 2016, 5:00 AM

• Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Aurora, Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

• Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Light to moderate winds coming from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Visayas and the rest of Luzon and coming from the northwest to west over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas.

II. EFFECTS

A. AFFECTED POPULATION (TAB A)

A total of 4,588 families 116,648 persons. Of which, 6 families / 36 persons are still inside one (1) evacuation center in Basco, Batanes.

NOTE: Per validation by DSWD-Field Office (FO) Il, the six (6) families / thirty-six (36) persons in Basco, Batanes were the same families/persons that have already been accounted for. Hence, the decrease on the number of affected families/persons.

Philippines: NDRRMC Update: SitRep No. 01 re Preparedness Measures for Tropical Storm with International Name Megi

23 September 2016 - 8:00pm
Source: Government of the Philippines Country: Philippines

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

• Tropical Cyclone Information (TCI) on Tropical Storm (MEGI) Location: At 2AM, 1650 km East of Central Luzon (16.6 °N, 137.6 °E) Maximum sustained winds: 95 kph Gustiness: 120 kph Movement: West Northwest at 152 kph

• Synopsis: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Southern Luzon and Visayas.

• Forecast: Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bicol region and Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.

Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the Northeast to East will prevail over Extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Light to moderate winds coming from the Northeast to Northwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and coming from the Northwest to West over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas.