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A strategic approach to climate change in the Philippines

Report
World Bank

Executive Summary

The internal objective of this Strategy Note is to outline directions for the World Bank’s engagement in climate change (CC) in the Philippines, integrated with the new Country Assistance Strategy (CAS). The external objective is to raise awareness of the implications of climate change for the economy; to facilitate integration of CC actions into policies and programs, such as the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan; and to support the government in articulating its own strategy for climate change.

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3W Philippines: Humanitarian Response - Health Cluster (as of 01 May 2010)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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3W Philippines: Humanitarian Response - Protection Cluster (as of 01 May 2010)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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3W Philippines: Humanitarian Response - Food Security Cluster (as of 01 May 2010)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines: PRC starts developing its Transitional Shelter site in Antipolo

Though several months have already passed since Typhoon Ondoy had hit the country, numerous Filipinos still suffer from the repercussions of the said disaster. In Rizal Province, one of the severely affected areas during that time, a lot of the underprivileged victims from Cainta and Taytay who had unfortunately lost their homes to the said calamity are still occupying temporary evacuation areas, while patiently waiting for their respective transitional shelters from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

The projected transitional shelter site

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Bangladesh + 10 others
Asia Pacific Appeal No. MAA50001 Annual Report

In brief

This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2009 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies. Many national societies across the zone have maintained a high

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Cambodia + 7 others
Southeast Asia: Sub-Zonal Plan 2009-2010 (MAA51001) Annual report

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2009.

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and support IFRC (i.e. secretariat and partner national societies) efforts to assist host national societies in Southeast Asia to scale up their work in line with the Global Agenda. In early 2010, the priority is to support national societies as they transition to working under Strategy 2020.

Programme summary: The Southeast Asia team based in Bangkok has:

- Strategically supported and guided country office teams (Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste,

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China + 1 other
USAID/OFDA East Asia and Pacific Newsletter - April 2010

DISASTER RESPONSE

Emergency Relief in the Philippines: Save the Children's Program Accomplishments

Between September and October 2009, a series of tropical storms struck Philippine's Luzon island, causing widespread flooding and landslides throughout all regions of the island, including the Cordillera Administrative Region, the National Capital Region, and Cagayan Province.

The unprecedented flooding affected more than 10 million people, killed 990 others, prevented nearly one million school-age children from attending classes, and damaged or destroyed more

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World + 1 other
Inter-Agency Real Time Evaluation (IA-RTE) of the Humanitarian Response to Typhoons Ketsana and Parma in the Philippines

Report
DARA
1. Executive Summary

Key findings, conclusions and main recommendations

General Findings

The Philippines is one of the most hazard prone countries in the world (paragraphs 15-17). For this reason, the country has dedicated significant resources to strengthen response capacity and disaster management mechanisms. Under normal circumstances the Filipino Government has the capacity and ability to manage response to natural disasters. However, the magnitude, sequence and impact of the recent typhoons and storms overstretched the Philippines' response capacity. As a result, assistance

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Philippines: Mindanao peace advocates offer parallel peace agenda alongside GRP-MILF panels

by Cpt Emmanuel R Garcia

Davao City (27 April) -- While the GRP-MILF peace panels negotiated for an interim agreement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in the last two days, the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW) was also brewing a document called the Mindanao People's Peace Agenda (MPPA) that they plan to offer to the two negotiating panels as Mindanao civil society's blueprint towards a common peace platform.

"After almost four years of community, grassroots, multi-sectoral and multi-network consultations and a long, grueling process of validation, we finally have this historic document,"

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Sudan + 8 others
Sudan and Russia are major risers in 'Peoples under Threat' 2010 rankings

Sudan, Russia and the Philippines are this year's top three major risers in the internationally-acclaimed global ranking 'Peoples under Threat', Minority Rights Group International (MRG) says.

The international human rights organization says that the list of states that have risen most prominently in the table this year are those which have all been the scene of past mass violence, and whose fall down the risk register in recent years has now suddenly been reversed - putting the lives of tens of thousands under threat.

'Those governments who are most likely

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Primed and purposeful: Armed groups and human security efforts in the Philippines

As this book was in its final stages of preparation, contributing author Professor Octavio Dinampo of Mindanao State University was taken hostage while he guided journalists to meet a leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Sulu province in June 2008. Instead of considering him to be among the civilian hostages, security force officials cast suspicions over the possible culpability of Dinampo, a former member of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and now respected academic and peace advocate. He was released ten days later.

Several of the motivations for writing

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Japan Will Turn Over Fertilizers to the Philippines under the Non-Project Grant Aid Worth PHP 350 M

The Government of Japan is going to turn over 7,184 metric tons of fertilizers to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines under Japan's 8 th Non-Project Grant Aid (NPGA) extended in February 2009. These comprise part of the 42,184 metric tons of fertilizers in total worth 700 Million Yen (approximately 354 Million Pesos) procured by the Philippine Government under the 8th NPGA.

At the Iloilo port on April 27, 2010, Japanese Deputy Chief of Mission, Minister Motohiko Kato is going to turn over the fertilizers to Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Joel Rodinas.

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Philippines: Japan Extends PHP 5 Billion ODA to Fund Post Ondoy and Pepeng Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo signed and exchanged notes on April 26, 2010 at the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City for an ODA loan that will finance the rehabilitation of infrastructure damaged by Tropical Storm Ondoy and Typhoon Pepeng.

The signing and exchanging of notes officially marked the appropriation of approximately 9.9 billion yen (approximately 5 billion pesos) from the Government of Japan, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), for the Post Ondoy and Pepeng Short-Term Infrastructure

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Indonesia + 3 others
Conflict Prevention in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific

Elsina Wainwright

Executive Summary

The Asia Pacific has experienced thirty years without interstate conflict, but a number of long-running, low-level internal conflicts continue in Southeast Asia, and several South Pacific states have recent experience of instability. Tensions also remain at the inter-state level, and shifting power dynamics between the US, China, and other Asian states have the potential to foster regional instability. In addition, a raft of transnational threats, such as resource scarcity and climate change, are creating new uncertainty.