(OCHA, ) As of 28 October, nearly 31,000 people remained displaced in Region III and Cordillera Administrative Region as a result of Typhoon Haima (4,000 people are in 20 evacuation centres and 27,000 are hosted by relatives and friends).Around 192,000 houses have been damaged, mostly in Cagayan and Isabela provinces.In Batanes, 292 houses were destroyed and 932 houses partially damaged.Local authorities are continuing to provide aid to families affected by the typhoon. (ASEAN, ) In Maguindanao, heavy rains caused flooding on 13 October.(IFRC, ) Since 8 August 2016, the southwest monsoon has been affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.As of 22 August, 275,915 families (about 1,263,098 persons) in Regions I, III, Calabarzon, VI, NCR and CAR have been affected.Needs in Myanmar are mostly being met by local community based organizations with some support from INGOs. 17 - The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) has earmarked around Php14 million in emergency loan for some 300 active members and old-age pensioners in Datu Piang, Maguindanao who were affected by flash floods that hit the municipality in November.
By morning of 17 October, Typhoon Sarika had exited the PAR, according to PAGASA.The balance of CHF 17,333 will be returned to DREF. MYANMAR Local humanitarian organizations estimate up to 15,000 people may have been displaced into China since 20 November, as a result of fighting between armed ethnic groups and the Myanmar Military.A further 2,400 people from northern Shan have been displaced within Myanmar.(OCHA, ) By 16 November, at least 1.5 million people were negatively affected by Typhoons Sarika and Haima, mainly concentrated in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon and CAR.Large numbers of people were still living in temporary shelters and relying on humanitarian support.(Gov't of Philippines, ) On 14 September, Typhoon Meranti (locally named Ferdie) exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility.As of 17 September, some 2,700 families (10,300 people) have been affected in the provinces of Batanes, Cagayan, and llocos Norte.It is critical that affected farmers receive appropriate and timely agricultural assistance, including rice and maize seeds for planting of the 2016/17 secondary season crops, irrigation tools, fertilizers for rice and maize crops, as well as, equipment for planting and harvesting, together with the provision of storage facilities.(FAO, ) Heavy rain caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country in late November.Most of the population affected by the typhoons is critically dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods and many are vulnerable to food insecurity.Overall, more than 170 000 farmers were negatively affected.