- IOM: Starting the Conversation - Information, Feedback and Accountability Through Communications with Communities in Post-Typhoon Philippines
- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 2, 1-31 Oct 2014
- Missed Again: Making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response
Appeals & Funding
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Strategic Response Plan, November 2013 – November 2014
- Typhoon Haiyan Strategic Response Plan Factsheet
- OCHA LogIK: Logistics Information about in-Kind Relief Aid
- Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
The Philippine authorities are running out of time to ensure that their response to the Maguindanao massacre does not become a mockery of justice, Amnesty International said on the fifth anniversary of what is often called the world’s largest-ever single attack on journalists.
Manila, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 02:40 GMT
by Joel GUINTO
For Gloria Teodoro and other women widowed by the Philippines' worst political massacre, the struggle to move on with their lives is as long and painful as their fight for justice.
Five years since the carnage in the impoverished farming province of Maguindanao left 58 people dead, including 32 journalists, women thrust into single parenthood juggle odd jobs as they nurse deep emotional scars.
TACURONG CITY, Sultan Kudarat, Nov. 21 (PIA) -- Some 300 village leaders in the 20 barangays of Tacurong City underwent training that aims to improve their implementation of the Katarungang Pambarangay (KP0 Law.
The training held last November 17-18 and November 19 – 20 involved members of the Lupong Tagapamayapa, composed of barangay officials and community leaders.
MATANAO, Davao del Sur, Nov. 21 (PIA) - The Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation in partnership with the provincial government of Davao del Sur has recently launched a housing project in an effort to provide homes for the homeless urban poor and informal settlers in the municipality of Matanao.
An initial of 30 houses were turned over by Governor Claude Bautista to the beneficiaries out of the 130 lots being subdivided for the qualified residents of Sitio Jumbo, Barangay Poblacion, Matanao.
November 19, 2014
Watch the video
31% of rural communities in the Philippines still practice open defecation.
The World Bank is working with the government through a campaign to use hygienic toilets.
Since the campaign in 2013, 4 pilot provinces in the country have been declared areas with zero open defecation.
MANILA, Nov 20 -- In its bid to develop a more responsive budget plan for the next fiscal year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.
I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO
Posted by Nancy Lindborg on Tuesday, November 18th 2014
Floods in the past decade have been more frequent and more intense. They have become the result of greater interaction between human society and the natural environment, exacerbated by urbanization and climate change.
After nine months of response in close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). Of the 45 indicators tracked in the third and final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR), 30 show achievements of greater than 50 per cent, and 15 of these indicators have reached or surpassed the targets established in the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).
By Ma. Nila O. Argel
Cabugao, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 19 (PIA) – The Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DRRMC) here has integrated the Incident Command System (ICS) in the all-hazard incident management of events.
The council uses its own emergency response teams composed of search and rescue, Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment and Incident Management Teams including material resources based on the following criteria: continues even with out a natural calamity through the communication network of the ICS.
Snapshot 12–18 November
Ethiopia: Waters have begun to recede from Leitchuor refugee camp in Gambella, but few refugees have returned to the camps so far, where alarming rates of severe malnutrition persist: 5.7% in Leitchuor, 7.8% in Kule, and 10% in Tierkidi. In SNNPR, flooding was reported, while in Oromia, water trucking has begun for populations affected by drought.
(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives.
I. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO
A. SITUATION OVERVIEW
On 28 October 2014, local flooding incident occurred affecting twelve (12) barangays in Midsayap, Cotabato Province due to heavy rains.
ILOILO CITY, Nov. 17(PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare and Development here has assured Typhoon Yolanda affected residents in Ajuy, Iloilo that government does not stop finding ways to help them.
Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD regional director, recently led the giving of financial assistance to homeless typhoon victims in that town, which she commended for being prompt in the submission of the required documents.
On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit land, devastated a huge area of the Central Philippines. In response, ADB immediately designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas. In addition to grants and loans, ongoing ADB projects for transport, conditional cash transfers, and agrarian reform were re-designed to help affected communities.
A safer home for Maricel and her family
Typhoon Haiyan one of the deadliest and most powerful storms made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. Huge numbers of houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.
By Laurie Robinson
Nov. 17, 2014
AKRON, Pa. -- One year after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the house of Dominga Arias in the Philippines, the 50-year-old widow and mother of three has a new home with a more spacious bedroom than she did before.
The simple wood structure with a tin roof was built by combining wood from her old house with a shelter kit of new wood, tin roofing, rebar and building supplies, provided by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through Church World Service (CWS) and its partners.