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Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 7 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
Typhoon ''JOSE'' exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 07 August 2014. Southwest Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.
A. AFFECTED POPULATION
A total of 4,355 families / 15,769 persons were affected in Pangasinan and Ilocos Norte (Region I) and Bataan (Region III).
Out of the total affected, 500 families / 2,500 persons are being served outside the evacuation centers in Pangasinan.
Philippines: A round-up of activities carried out by the ICRC in Zamboanga
Ten months after an armed conflict broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and government troops, over 40,000 people remain displaced from their homes and struggle with difficult conditions in Zamboanga City, living in evacuation centers and transitional sites or hosted by families, and still dependent on humanitarian assistance.
More than 10,000 structures, many of them houses, were damaged or burned down, adversely affecting the livelihoods of many displaced people who were trapped in poverty even before the clashes in September 2013 left them bereft of their homes and without the few assets they had possessed.
They strive to make ends meet, not knowing when they will be able to resume their normal lives under a roof of their own.
While progress has been made by the authorities in relocating the displaced to transitional sites, efforts should continue to ensure that services such as water supply and sanitation are provided before moving people to these transitional sites.
The ICRC, together with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), has been assisting thousands of displaced families since the emergency. It is committed to help the displaced restart their lives, rebuild their communities, and restore their hope and dignity
Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 6 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
Typhoon ''JOSE'' is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
A. AFFECTED POPULATION
A total of 4,249 families / 15,411 persons were affected in Pangasinan (Region I) and Bataan (Region III).
Out of the total affected, 1,629 families / 6,495 persons were served outside the evacuation centers.
By: Carlito Dar
BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) - - The City Health Services Office noted a significant decrease in dengue cases but the public is advised to remain vigilant as such vector disease can be fatal if left untreated.
City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit head Dr. Donabel Tubera, during the Dengue Forum here Wednesday, reported that from January to June, 97 dengue cases were recorded from the different hospitals and health centers in the city. This is a significant decrease compared to the 373 cases recorded during the same period last year.
Of the 97 cases, most were males (66.67 percent) . Patients’ age ranged from 2 to 63 years old with about half of themin the 19 years old and below bracket.
On per month report, January recorded the most cases with 29, followed by February and June, both registering 23 cases each.
Per barangay, Irisan had the most cases with seven, followed by Sanitary Camp North, Pinsao Proper and Gibraltar with 5 cases each, and Pacdal with four cases. Quezon Hill proper, New Lucban, Loakan Proper, Holy Ghost Extension and Bakakeng Central round -up the top ten barangay with three cases each.
Tubera pointed out that their data do not includes patients who seek consultation from private clinics and those who had home medication.
With dengue already a whole year round concern, Tubera advised the public not to be complacent and continue to be vigilant both in monitoring and in ensuring a clean home and surroundings especially of possible dengue mosquito breeding sites.
She reiterated the city health’s call for all city folks and all sector of society to work together in the fight against Dengue through collaboration of efforts in advocacy, capacity building and in ensuring that cleaning of possible dengue mosquito breeding sites is integrated in every person/family’s daily routine such as the Department of Health’s 4 O’clock habit against dengue campaign.
Tubera also reported that the city HSO is continuously working for an integrated vector management and Dengue control program, in line with its goal to reduce morbidity and mortality from Dengue infection.
The City HSO led Dengue forum was attended by representatives from government line agencies, academe, private health institutions and media. Aside from data dissemination, participants were also presented with Dengue – related researches and the government-led program and servicesin the fight against Dengue. (JDP/CCD – PIA CAR)
Source: Reuters - Wed, 6 Aug 2014 08:36 GMT
By Manuel Mogato
MANILA, Aug 6 (Reuters) - An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule for the war-torn region.
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Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 5 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
Typhoon "Jose" has slowed downs as it continues to move farther away from the country.
A. AFFECTED POPULATION
A total of 1,129 families / 3,995 persons were affected in Pangasinan (Region I)
- Out of the total affected, 1,129 families / 3,995 persons were served outside the evacuation centers cAsaALTIES
08/06/2014 08:56 GMT
KHARTOUM, August 6, 2014 (AFP) - Eighteen Sudanese have been killed by a rocket strike in the Libyan capital, but Khartoum says the situation does not yet warrant an evacuation of its nationals, official media reported.
A briefing to cabinet on Tuesday said "18 Sudanese nationals were killed in one incident due to fall of a random rocket on the area of their residence on the outskirts of Tripoli", the state SUNA news agency said late Tuesday, quoting cabinet spokesman Omer Mohammed Salih.
SUNA did not say when the deaths occurred.
Since mid-July, Libya has seen clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, where fighting broke out again on Monday, and in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Violence in those cities has killed more than 220 people, wounded around 1,000, and prompted an exodus of foreign nationals from the oil-rich North African nation.
Tripoli airport has been closed since gunmen, mostly Islamists, attacked it on July 13 in a bid to wrest control from the Zintan brigade of former rebels who have held it since 2011.
The foreigners' exodus gathered pace at the weekend when Britain and Greece sent ships to evacuate nationals.
On Tuesday, the Philippines said it would send a ship to pick up at least 700 of its citizens trapped in Libya.
Sudan's Foreign Minister Ali Karti said that although Sudanese have been killed, "the situation in Libya did not yet reach the critical stage that necessitates evacuation of the Sudanese there", SUNA reported on Monday.
Khartoum's embassy in Tripoli "did not receive any call from a Sudanese national demanding his evacuation from Libya to Sudan", but the government is ready to intervene and get them out if asked, cabinet spokesman Salih said.
Libya has been a popular destination for Sudanese migrant workers seeking better opportunities outside their impoverished nation.
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Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 3 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
FLOODED AREAS (As of 8:30 PM, 05 August)
In San Narciso, Zambales, flooding still persistent in Barangays Libertad, La Paz, and Beddneg as well as Barangays Apostol, Feria, and Rosete in San Felipe, Xambales
Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 4 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
Typhoon "Jose" has maintained its strength as it moves towards Southern Japan.
Two (2) are missing in Bautista, Pangasinan (Region 1):
B. FLOODED AREAS
To date, a total of eleven (11) barangays in four (4) municipalities in the Provinces of Pangasinan and Zambales are still flooded
Philippines: NDRRMC Update SitRep No. 2 Effects of southwest monsoon (Habagat) enhanced by Typhoon "Jose" (Halong)
Typhoon ''JOSE'' has weakened while moving in the general direction of Southern Japan.
A. FLOODED AREAS
To date, a total of eight (8) barangays in four (4) municipalities in the Provinces of Bataan and Zambales are still flooded.