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Introduction

Since January 2014, Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience. This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations.

This Paper’s Intended Audience

25 Jul 2017 description

The UK Met Office and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST PAGASA) established a three-year collaboration agreement on scientific weather-related research to improve weather and climate services. Last July 21, 2017, PAGASA Administrator, Dr. Vicente Malano, and Met Office Director for Meteorological Science, Dr. Simon Vosper, signed the agreement, which also marks the official launch of the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia Programme in the Philippines.

25 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with World Food Programme (WFP), today launched the first Philippine national guidelines for the management of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) among children under five years of age.

“Our ultimate goal is to significantly lower, if not zero out, the rate of acute malnutrition in the Philippines,” said Martin Bettelley, Country Director ad interim of WFP Philippines.

25 Jul 2017 description

Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Division

1. ESCAP and CFW for the Typhoon “Lawin”-Affected Households in CAR, Regions I, II and III:

  • Targets 200,624 households with damaged houses costing P2,755,713,635.00 at P30,000.00 each for households with totally damaged houses and P10,0000.00 each for those with partially damaged shelters:

  • A total of 161,474 households with damaged houses is targeted to avail the initial assistance of P5,000.00 each amounting to P807,370,000.00;

24 Jul 2017 description
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The full Philippine CSA profile

by Madelline Romero | Jul 24, 2017

In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork. This is due in part to decreased crop yields because of increased water and heat stress, increased incidence of pests and diseases, and shifts in crop production suitability, as a result of climate change. Not only that – by 2050 climate change and variability is estimated to cost the Philippine economy approximately PhP 26 billion (>USD 500 million) yearly.

24 Jul 2017 description
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Bangsamoro Peace Talks in which IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation also is involved have been finalized with the submission of draft law to the president.

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has passed draft law that gives autonomy to the west of Mindano island which is located in the south of the country and the islands around Mindano where Muslims predominantly live. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation deputy president and Independent Monitoring Committee member Huseyin Oruc also participated in the draft law’s submission ceremony.

24 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, July 24 -- Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III announced that the Land Bank of the Philippines has begun implementing a Japan-funded $40 million (P1.76 billion) project that aims to jumpstart agribusiness investments and raise farmers’ incomes in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and other conflict-affected areas in the southern Philippines.

24 Jul 2017 description

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 24 (PIA) – One Meralco Foundation (OMF) in partnership with the Department of Education and the Cebu-based Coalition for Better Education (CBE) distributed energy education kit at the City Central School in Cagayan de Oro City, July 22.

The current crisis in Marawi prompted OMF to realize the need to distribute these flashcards to internally displaced learners in calamity or war-stricken areas.

24 Jul 2017 description

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental, July 24 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Management (AHA Centre) handsover relief items and equipment for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Marawi City and other affected localities.

24 Jul 2017 description

Undersecretary Brenda L. Nazareth-Manzano and DOST-10 Director Alfonso P. Alamban handed to the Emergency Operation Center in Iligan City the ceramic water filter, a DOST developed technology which answers the need for safe and clean drinking water in the country.

Usec.Manzano said the technology, called the Water Purification System Using Ceramic Pot-Type Filter (WPS/CPF), was developed by DOST’s Industrial Technology Development Institute (ITDI).

24 Jul 2017 description

With the 60-day martial law in Mindanao ending on July 22 and the lawmakers still mulling on its extension, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) expressed its appreciation to the different leagues of local government units (LGUs) for their continued support to martial law.

DILG Officer-in-Charge Catalino S. Cuy said the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) and the Liga ng mga Barangay issued separate statements manifesting their support to the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.

24 Jul 2017 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY

  • Affected People: 160,210 (est.)

  • Displaced People: 1,300 (est.)

THAILAND

  • High rainfall intensity has triggered flooding in the northeast provinces. The flood has inundated 9,940 houses in Ayutthaya and 1,000 rai (160 ha) of farmland in Nakhon Phanom Province.

INDONESIA

23 Jul 2017 description

Voting 261-18, the House of Representatives and the Senate, in a Special Joint Session on Saturday, overwhelmingly approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017.

The House and the Senate voted separately on Resolution of Both Houses 10 which called for the extension of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus until the end of the year.

23 Jul 2017 description

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II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:

23 Jul 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.

22 Jul 2017 description

II. EFFECTS:

A. AFFECTED POPULATION

  1. A total of 4,130 families or 16,052 persons were affected in 27 barangays in the Province of Leyte (Region VIII). Of which, 2,070 families/8,439 persons are being served in 20 evacuation centers. While, 1,954 families/7,426 persons are currently staying outside the ECs with either their family or friends:
21 Jul 2017 description

ILIGAN CITY, July 21 (PIA) -- More than 300 internally displaced persons (IDPs)have already availed of the Medical Assistance Program (MAP) of the Department of Health (DOH) which aims to ensure financial support to patients needing medical services.

As part of the government’s health program, these efforts are purposed to address the health issues of residents displace by Marawi clashes between the terrorist Maute group and the government forces. These recipients are those who needed admission at hospitals.