2020

Philippines: Typhoon Phanfone
Created: 03/01/2020 +

Overview

915,000 people are recorded as affected in the following areas : Eastern Samar, Leyte, Western Samar, San Jose (Occidental Mindoro), Malay (Aklan), Sigma (Capiz), Concepcion (Iloilo), Madridejos (Cebu), Borongan City, Tacloblan City. No recent data concerning Kablog (Aklan) and Carles (Iloilo). 
There are 21,322 families or 88,087 persons taking temporary shelter in 577 evacuation centres in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VIII and CARAGA. 57,555 are currently in the EC in the areas previously mentioned. At least 50 people have died and 362 injured as a result of the typhoon. Typhoon destroyed 17,369 houses and damaged 206,815. Damages of infrastructures and agriculture have been reported.
Urgent needs are reported by many sectors: shelter, livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), migration, community disaster preparedness and risk reduction. In the country, a total of 600,000 families or 2,500,000 persons are affected in 2,702 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VIII and CARAGA.

2019

Philippines: Typhoon Tisoy
Created: 17/12/2019 +

Overview

Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy in the Philippines) made landfall in Eastern Philippines, on 3 December with maximum sustained winds up to 210 km/h. It made landfall in the provinces of Sorgoson (Bicol region), Masbate (Bicol Region), Marinduqe (Southwestern Tagalog Region) and Oriental Mindoro (Southwestern Tagalog Region) before exiting into the West Philippines Sea. The main affected regions are in the central Philippines: Bicol (Region V), Calabarzon, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Mimaropa and Central Luzon (Region III). Early reports indicate that Eastern Visayas and Bicol region have been particularly damaged, with destroyed houses and extreme flood warnings issued. Tisoy is the 20th tropical cyclone to hit the Philippines in 2019. While Tisoy is no longer directly affecting the country, heavy rains are ongoing that could trigger flooding and landslides.

Humanitarian perspectives 2019/2020
Created: 02/12/2019 +

Overview

Each year we take stock of our work and put together an annual report – you may have noticed we have published a variety of formats and layouts over the years, very much reflecting our own internal learning and evolution. This year we chose to provide four different perspectives on the global humanitarian situation. Within these pages you will find a comparative analyses of 14 of the major humanitarian situations with respect to the affected populations, people in need and humanitarian access; an analysis of three highly complex and evolving regional crises the sector grappled with over the year; and a spotlight on three severe crises that did not get sufficient attention in 2019. Finally, as the year comes to a close, we have identified a number of risks that may lead to a significant deterioration of particular crises in 2020. We hope you will find these perspectives informative and useful in your planning for 2020.

Philippines: Polio outbreak
Created: 15/10/2019 +

Overview

On 19 September, the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) declared a national outbreak of polio following the confirmation of a polio case reported in Lanao del Sur province (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). As of 8 October 2019, there are two confirmed polio case after a second child from Laguna province (Calabarzon region) has been diagnosed with polio. In both cases the outbreak was caused by infection with a circulating vaccine-derived polio type 2 (cVDPV2). In addition, environmental samples have been tested positively for traces of the polio virus both for cVDPV1 and cVDPV2 types.

2018

Philippines: Typhoon Mangkhut
Created: 18/09/2018 +

Overview

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall on Luzon island in the northern Philippines on 15 September, affecting more than 890,000 people in Ilocos region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, National Capital Region (NCR) as well as Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). As of 18 September, over 236,000 people are displaced, of whom 160,000 are staying in evacuation centres while around 73,600 are staying outside evacuation centres. The storm killed at least 65 people and damaged at least 1,477 houses. Shelter repair materials and NFIs are urgently needed. Strong winds and heavy rain caused significant damage to food crops, increasing livelihood and food needs.

Humanitarian Access Overview
Created: 14/03/2018 +

Overview

Our methodology uses 9 indicators grouped in 3 categories:
-    Access of humanitarian actors to affected population
-    Access of people in need to humanitarian aid
-    Security and physical constraints
Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.
Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

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2017

Philippines: Tropical Storm Tembin
Created: 28/12/2017 +

Overview

On 22 December tropical storm Tembin hit Mindanao island in the Philippines, affecting more than 715,000 people. More than 138,000 people remain displaced. Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur provinces in Mindanao were severely impacted with 41,000 and 59,000 affected people respectively. Shelter and NFI needs are high, with at least 1,600 houses destroyed across the entire affected area. There are elevated protection concerns in areas affected by the Marawi conflict (May–October 2017), which led to the estimated displacement of more than 353,000 people.

Humanitarian Access Overview
Created: 17/08/2017 +

Overview

Our methodology uses 9 indicators grouped in 3 categories:
-    Access of humanitarian actors to affected population
-    Access of people in need to humanitarian aid
-    Security and physical constraints
Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.
Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.

Philippines: Displacement from Marawi City
Created: 23/06/2017 +

Overview

Since fighting broke out on 23 May in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, displacement has occurred from Marawi City and the neighbouring Marantao municipality. As of 22 June, more than 294,000 people were still displaced, around 16,000 of whom were hosted in evacuation centres (ECs). Ongoing conflict in Marawi City prevents the return of displaced people and has left between 300-500 people trapped in areas controlled by IS-affiliated groups. The government of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) asked for international assistance on 29 May, including from non-governmental partners. 

Philippines: Displacement in Marawi
Created: 01/06/2017 +

Overview

Since 23 May, fighting has erupted in Marawi city, Lanao del Sur on Mindanao island, between armed forces of Philippines and Maute fighters, allegedly supported by elements of the Abu Sayyaf and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). As of 1 June, over 100,000 IDPs have been registered by the regional authorities since 23 May but up to 90% of the 201,000 residents of Marawi are estimated to have fled. According to the authorities, at least 177 people have been killed, including 19 civilians, 120 Maute and allied group members, and 38 security forces personnel. Use of airstrikes by military forces, along enforcement of martial law increase protection concerns. 

2016

Philippines: Typhoon Lawin, Northern Luzon
Created: 19/10/2016 +

Overview

Early on 20 October 2016, typhoon Haima/Lawin is due to hit the Philippines. Winds up to 185 km/h are expected, and rainfall of 100-200 mm throughout the next two days with local amounts over 300 mm, thus exacerbating the risk of mudslides, especially in higher elevations.

11.6 million people could be affected, mostly in northern Luzon – including 2.8 million in the Cagayun and Isabela provinces, where it will hit the hardest.