8 November 2013: For the second time in 2013, Malawi has suffered late rains, prolonged dry spells and flooding. The climate shocks, coupled with high market prices for fuel, seeds and fertilizer have meant that less was planted and even more less harvested, causing severe food insecurity. United Nations reports estimate that some 1.46 million Malawians are affected.
In response, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a rapid response grant of US$8,049,782 to three United Nations agencies.
29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions. The flooding has affected some 135,943 people and caused 32 deaths. An estimated 8,456 families had to leave their damaged homes, and they urgently need shelter. In addition, more than 12,500 acres of crops have been wiped out, reducing household income and assets dramatically.
18 November 2013: On 8 November Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines. The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by the typhoon is catastrophic. An estimated 13 million people have been affected, including 5 million children. Close to 2 million people have been displaced and are now in dire need of humanitarian assistance.
In response, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, released US$25 million to seven United Nations agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 11 November.
14 November 2013: In July the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda from Tanzania by the end of September 2013. The expelled
14 November 2013: On 15 October, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Numerous buildings, roads and bridges were heavily damaged or destroyed, while 218 people were killed and another 768 injured. Eight people remain missing.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 47 municipalities and one city in Bohol have been affected by the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. More than 1.2 million people have been evacuated.
10 October 2013: Since early September, fighting between the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines has claimed the lives of at least 130 people and destroyed more than 10,000 houses in the Santa Catalina district of Zamboanga City.
An estimated 170,000 Filipinos have been affected in the two districts Zamboanga and Basilan, including 131,400 internally displaced persons (IDPs). The sudden wave of new IDPs poses a devastating challenge to a country that is already burdened by chronic poverty.
18 October 2013: Inter-ethnic tensions and sporadic violent clashes between Liberian migrants and Guineans have existed in Nzérékoré, Guinea, since 1991. The violence significantly escalated in July 2013 following the murder of a young man in Koule, near Nzérékoré. Clashes quickly spread to the prefectures of Nzérékoré. To date, 216 civilians have been killed, while another 266 are missing and 457 have been injured.