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Humanitarian Action, Bucking the System, Trends Toward New Approach

Does the fundamental construct of humanitarian action need to change from providing aid to facilitating people's access to help? Three humanitarian trends head in that direction.

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AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction.

On March 30th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnership with AMDA held a medical mission at Manlurip elementary school in San Jose, Tacloban City. During the medical mission, Leyte Medical Society provided medical care to local people and conducted feeding program for children in the area.

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Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 16 - 21 April 2014

Five earthquakes over 6.0 magnitude have been recorded, including a magnitude 7.8 on 19 April that struck off Panguna on Bougainville Island. No major damage has been reported.

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Yolanda-affected farmers reap P1 billion in government aid

From the Department of Budget and Management

In line with the government’s continuing post-calamity rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts, the Aquino administration—through the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)—has released P1.05 billion to the Department of Agriculture (DA) to support various projects under the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) program, particularly those that will help affected farmers recover from the super typhoon.

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Philippines: Typhoons and floods 2013, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH012 Operation update n°5 - Seven-month consolidated update

Summary: This update summarizes the progress made since the allocation of Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) – and subsequently the launch of emergency appeal to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in providing assistance to families affected by typhoons and floods on Luzon Island – until 15 March 2014.

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A Lesson that Helped Save Lives

World Bank


  • Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) caused destruction to lives and properties across central Philippines on November 8, 2013.

  • The government’s conditional cash transfer program supported by the World Bank helped provide relief to affected families.

  • Under the program, beneficiaries also received training on disaster-preparedness that helped save lives.

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Distribution of stationeries for school children affected by Typhoon Yolanda

Leyte Island in the Philippines was severely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013. AMDA conducted emergency relief activities for the initial two months and started reconstruction support to the affected people from January 2014.

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Access to education – Rebuilding after Haiyan


Sitting here in the air conditioned bubble of the departure lounge of Iloilo airport, waiting to fly back to Manila, my thoughts go back to some of the people I met in in Iloilo.

One place in particular comes to mind.

CBM works with partner RBI (Resources for the Blind), who ensure that children with visual impairments – and they may also have hearing, learning or mobility difficulties – have the chance to access education.

In November, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many of the buildings that are used for these classes, effectively ending education for the children.

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Conditional Cash Transfers, Civil Conflict and Insurgent Influence: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines

Abstract : Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs are an increasingly popular tool for reducing poverty in conflict - affected areas. Despite their growing popularity, there is limited evidence on how CCT programs affect conflict and theoretical predictions are ambiguous.

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Nutrition Cluster Weekly Update, Region VIII, Philippines (April 16, 2014)

Last week* Nutrition Cluster Partners

  • Screened 12,199 children,

  • Admitted 35 children to OTP,

  • Admitted 77 children to tSFP,

  • Distributed MNPs to 12,749 children,

  • Counseled 5,377 PLWs on IYCF

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Rice supply flow - Leyte & Samar (as of February 2014)

Eastern Visayas is primarily an agricultural region where its population, presently totaling more than 4 million, largely depends on rice as staple food. The average per capita consumption in the region is at 127 kg/year in which Biliran and Northern Samar topped other provinces at 144 kg/year, followed by Southern Leyte at 138 kg/year, Western Samar 128 kg/year and Leyte at 118 kg/year, respectively.

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Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan


Caritas is shifting its focus in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines from emergency relief to longer-term recovery.

Haiyan (local name ‘Yolanda’) tore across the Philippines on Friday 8 November, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It is believed to be the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall.

The storm’s impact has been enormous, with over 16 million people affected and over 4 million forced from their homes. Over 1.1 million homes were damaged, about half of them completely destroyed.

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NDRRMC Updates re Effects of TY YOLANDA (HAIYAN) (as of 17 Apr 2014)

II. UPDATES (As of 17 April 2014)

  • Seven (7) persons in Tacloban City were added to the list of dead individuals, to which, the total of dead individuals increased to 6,300. There are no changes in the number of injured (28,689) and missing (1,061) persons.

  • No other changes per SitRep No. 108 dated 03 April 2014.

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Six months on from mega typhoon: hope and resilience

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Six months on from one of the world's worst typhoons and the people of Samar, who have also faced years of low-level conflict, are rebuilding their lives.

The insecurity caused by the protracted violence has left Samar the poorest island in the Philippines. When people were then hit by the mega typhoon’s 300km winds and 5 metre waves, the effect was devastating.

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Bigger, badder - the challenge of urban disasters


Dense populations in cities mean a disaster would incur more fatalities and more damage to the infrastructure per square kilometer. Reaching affected people is also more difficult as access is blocked.


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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs, 11 April 2014


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision in camps and advocate durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs).

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