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06 Dec 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to provide relief assistance to families in Butig, Lanao del Sur displaced by armed conflict between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Maute Group, a local terror group which has pledged alliance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

06 Dec 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare (DSWD) continues to give support to communities of indigenous peoples in the country by meeting their requests for food assistance.

05 Dec 2016 description


Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

15 Nov 2016 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 30 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Burma/Myanmar, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Philippines.

14 Nov 2016 description


On 14 November, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast of Christchurch on South Island at a depth of 15 km. The media reported at least two people were killed. Following the earthquake, a two meter tsunami was recorded in Kaikoura. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) immediately issued a tsunami land warning for the East Cape to Southland, including Wellington and the Chatham Islands but has since been cancelled. A state of emergency was declared in Kaikoura.

10 Nov 2016 description

New Report ‘Transitioning from the MDGs to the SDGs’ Calls for Collaboration to ‘Deliver as One’*

10 Nov 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 20 October to 2 November 2016.

09 Nov 2016 description

In central Mindanao and in the Sulu archipelago, fighting between government security forces and armed opposition groups led to temporary displacement of thousands of civilians. Meanwhile, sporadic hostilities continued between government security forces and the New People’s Army in eastern Mindanao, leading to the protracted displacement of civilians; while pockets of clashes also occurred in parts of southern Luzon and Visayas regions.

08 Nov 2016 description

What's inside?

  • The Difference We Made This 2016
  • Unprecedented Support for Refugees
07 Nov 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 8 - Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo has instructed DSWD-Field Office XII to continue to monitor the flooding incident in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat and to immediately provide resource augmentation to the local government unit (LGU) to ensure that the needs of affected families are met.

04 Nov 2016 description

The situation

Three tropical cyclones affected Philippines between September and October: Typhoon Meranti (locally known as Ferdie) which affected the northernmost Philippine province in Batanes; Typhoon Sarika (locally known as Meranti) which made landfall in the central part of Luzon in Baler, Aurora; and Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin).

04 Nov 2016 description


• Assessments reports from far-flung areas affected by Typhoon Haima continue to come in, with some municipalities incurring damage to 100 per cent of homes.

• The work of local NGO partners on the ground in the Mindanao island provinces are vital to international humanitarian organizations who have little or no access to the area.

• Following the World Humanitarian Summit pledge of the Philippines to pass the IDP bill, House Bill 222 moves along Congress while a new Special Rapporteur for IDPs from the Philippines is appointed.

04 Nov 2016 description

Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11 p.m. on 19 October as a Category 4 typhoon with sustained winds of 225 km/h and gusts of up to 315 km/h. After landfall, it quickly downgraded to a Category 3 typhoon, leaving a broad path of debris, damage to homes, businesses and agriculture, flooding and landslides.

03 Nov 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

On October 17, a tropical cyclone with international name “Haima” (local name “Lawin”) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as a typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph with gusts of up to 215 kph. Typhoon Haima generated moderate to heavy rains within a 600 km diameter from its center. By 1:00 PM on the 19th of October, typhoon Haima intensified into a super typhoon with maximum sustained wind of up to 225 kph with gusts of up to 315 kph. Haima reached land by 11:00 PM on that same day.

02 Nov 2016 description

Global Overview OCTOBER 2016

02 Nov 2016 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo reiterated her appeal to families and communities, “Agarang ireport sa mga field offices ng departamento ang mga iregularidad sa pamamahagi ng relief goods sa kanilang mga lugar (Immediately report to its field offices irregularities in the distribution of relief goods in their respective areas).”

This came as the Department received reports of alleged tampering of relief packs. “The Department continuously releases updates on its relief operations so the people will know,” Sec. Taguiwalo said.