Humanitarian Bulletin - Philippines

from the United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Issue 9 October 2017


  • As the Conflict continues in Marawi, authorities and humanitarian actors find ways to sustain support to those displaced.
  • The delivery of activities funded by the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) reaches its midpoint and recipient agencies share learnings, challenges and next steps.
  • The Humanitarian Country Team's Emergency response clusters hold a workshop to discuss key responsibilities and solutions for a medium-scale typhoon emergency.
  • As part of the earthquake contingency planning for Metro Manila, the Community of Practice on Community Engagement publish the results of a pre-crisis information mapping survey and consultation.


Marawi Conflict

359,680 of displaced persons (source: DSWD as of 30 August)

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Effects of Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte

At 10:03 PM on 10 February 2017, Friday, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.7 shook the island of Mindanao. The epicenter is located 16 km offshore northwest of Surigao City, Surigao Strait with a depth of 10 km. The earthquake was generated by the movement of Surigao segment of the Philippine Fault. Small-magnitude earthquakes followed afterwards, and as of 6:00 AM of 21 February 2017, 227 aftershocks have been recorded by the PHIVOLCS seismic monitoring network.


  1. A total of 6,472 families / 32,360 persons were affected in 82 barangays in the province of Surigao del Norte and a total of 1,567 families / 7,835 persons are served outside evacuation centers.

[Published in Reliefweb - Read the original article]

Philippine Humanitarian News

Philippines: Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 February 2017)

20 February, 2017 - 12:50Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines


As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 January. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. Local authorities and NGOs, with support from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are providing food and other relief items.

As of 16 February, eight deaths and 202 injuries were confirmed as a result of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao City on 10 February. About 7,800 people remain displaced, of which 370 people are in tents on the capitol grounds in Surigao City while the rest are camping on their properties or staying with relatives or friends. Access to potable water has been restored to nearly all of the affected areas. DSWD and the Red Cross have been providing[...]

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