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Medair partnering with drone specialists to map typhoon-devastated areas in the Philippines


The images will be made public for free online, enabling community leaders and humanitarian organisations to use the information to coordinate reconstruction efforts.

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Philippines Highlights Progress on Human Rights at UN, Calls for International Action on Climate Change and Enhancement of Rights of Migrants

05 March 2014 – Foreign Affairs Undersecretary for Policy Evan P. Garcia delivered the Philippines’ country statement at the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland last March 3.

Undersecretary Garcia stated that the Administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III was built “on a strong foundation of respect for human rights” and highlighted the Philippines’ steady progress in fulfilling international human rights obligations.

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Monitoring Cash Transfer Programmes - Lessons from Oxfam's Haiyan Response




70,000 Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda affected families have access to adequate food, shelter and other basic needs.


  • 80% of beneficiaries report using CFW/cash grants to meet their basic needs

  • 80% of families able to build temporary shelter using cash distributed

  • Number of beneficiaries participating in the project by type (sex, age, disability)

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Philippines: Typhoon Yolanda Response - Situation Update, 4 March 2014

Coordination & Information Management/GIS

  • The Logistics Cluster continues to provide support, coordination, assessments and information to its partners in Tacloban, Guiuan, Ormoc, Cebu, and Roxas to facilitate access to adequate logistics services through local markets and/or asset sharing among partners.

*A dedicated IM Officer is present in Tacloban and GIS support is available through OCHA in Tacloban.

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Tacloban Mayor strives to transform city

By Andy McElroy

TACLOBAN, 4 March 2014 – The Mayor of the worst-hit city of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster believes the city’s future prosperity depends on “transformational development” that rebuilds communities and not just houses.

Tacloban Mayor, Alfred Romualdez, says it is vital that pre-existing disaster risk is addressed and new risks are not created as the city’s recovery gathers pace.

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Philippines leads on UN disaster-safe schools initiative

GENEVA, 04 March 2014 – The Philippines today publically committed to be a role model for safe schools and deliver a strong message to the 2015 World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015 on the importance of protecting school children and students in their education environment.

The disaster-prone nation will draw on lessons from the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 to be a country champion for the Worldwide Initiative for Safe Schools, launched by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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IOM, UNHCR to Deliver 500 Chainsaws to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

Philippines - IOM and UNHCR are set to distribute hundreds of chainsaws to help provide durable solutions to thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Five hundred chainsaws will be delivered in early March to vulnerable populations in three of the most typhoon-devastated communities of Tacloban, Guiuan and Ormoc.

The chainsaws, valued at SEK2.4 million (USD370,000), were donated by Swedish power tool producer Husqvarna to assist in salvaging coconut trees cut down by the super typhoon.

International Organization for Migration:

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Food Security Assessment: Palo, Tanauan, Santa Fe and Pastrana Municipalities, Leyte Province, Philippines


Between January and early February of 2014, Samaritan’s Purse (SP) undertook an assessment of the Palo, Pastrana, Santa Fe, and Tanauan municipalities in Philippines's Leyte Province.

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Philippines: Eastern Visayas Summary of Response Activities (as of 24 Feb 2014)

This document contains 4 pages.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan (Locally known as Yolanda) First 100 Days

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Barangay chairs urged to help monitor measles cases

By: PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY, Mar 3 (PIA) An official of the Department of Health in Davao Region expressed concern over the reported measles outbreak in Davao City.

Dr. Abdullah Dumama, Jr., regional director of the Department of Health 11 said that by its latest definition, even one case of measles is already an outbreak as it leads to contamination of 18 persons.

He said 14 out of 300 cases have been confirmed already, but they were already given outbreak-response-immunization.

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Charitable organization conducts medical mission to Biliranons

NAVAL, Biliran, March 1 (PIA) – An international charitable organization, Sathya Sai Organization, in partnership with the Provincial Government of Biliran headed by Governor Gerardo “Gerryboy” Espina, Jr. and the Offfice of Congressman Rogelio J. Espina of the lone district of Biliran conducted a three-day medical mission in the province recently.

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60 schools to be built by South Korean military contingents in Leyte


TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, March 1 (PIA) – The South Korean government through its military contingents is planning to construct 60 elementary schools in Leyte, a province in Eastern Visayas hardly hit by super typhoon Yolanda.

This is in line with the rebuilding mission of the South Korean military contingents in Leyte called “Araw” led by Col. Chul Won Lee who has been here for two months now.

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Emergency field hospital handed over to Philippine Red Cross

More than three months after many communities in the Philippines were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, the Canadian Red Cross has concluded its emergency health response, handing over the field hospital deployed in November 2013 to the Philippine Red Cross.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 25 February – 04 March

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Understanding children’s risk and agency in urban areas and their implications for child- centred urban disaster risk reduction in Asia: Insights from Dhaka, Kathmandu, Manila and Jakarta


This paper presents the findings of a study undertaken by IIED in partnership with Plan International on urban children’s risk and agency in four large Asian cities: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kathmandu (Nepal), manila (the Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia). The study involved focus group discussions with street children, working children and squatter and slum children, and key informant interviews with relevant local, national and international agencies involved in child rights and/or disaster risk reduction in each city.