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Burkina Faso + 15 others
Summary of grant aid agreements during first quarter of 2009

1. During the first quarter of fiscal 2009 (April to June), JICA (President Sadako Ogata) signed a total of 46 grant agreements.

Key details of two of the major projects are provided below. A complete list of the first quarter grant agreements is provided in the appendix.

2. The Philippine government has set poverty reduction as an important element in their mid-term development plan. As a key part of their policy on poverty reduction, they are implementing regional agricultural land reforms to improve the lives of small farm owners

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Philippines: PNRC completes 15,012 houses for typhoon and disaster victims

The homes of over 15,000 families that were destroyed by typhoons and other natural calamities were rebuilt and repaired in record time under the shelter program of Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headed by Chairman and CEO, Sen. Richard Gordon.

"Most people can only imagine the almost unspeakable suffering endured by people who have lost their homes in typhoons, mudslides or floods. Everyday that they spend under the hot sun or cold rain is a day too long," Gordon said.

"We cannot replace all that they

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Viet Nam: Typhoon Xangsane Emergency Appeal No. MDRVN001 Revised Appeal TC-2006-000144-VNM

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

In Brief

THIS REVISED EMERGENCY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 1,548,693 (USD 1.23 MILLION / EUR 980,185) IN CASH OR SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE VIETNAM NATIONAL RED CROSS IN ASSISTING 60,400 BENEFICIARIES FOR 12 MONTHS.

Appeal history:

- The preliminary Emergency Appeal launched on 5 October 2006 to seek CHF 1,010,944 (USD 811,479 or EUR 637,584) in

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Final Report

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Final Report; Period covered: 13 June 2005 -- 31 August 2005 ; Final Appeal coverage: 77.5%; The final financial report here attached replaces the interim report published on 4 October 2005. ( C lick here to go directly to the attached Financial Report).

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Final Report

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Final Report; Period covered: 13 June 2005 - 31 August 2005; Final Appeal coverage: 77.5%; Due to constraints in closing financial accounts and the pending finalization for the utilization of remaining appeal funds, the Final Financial Report will only be published at a later date.

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)

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Indonesia + 6 others
South East Asia Appeal No. 05AA057 Programme Update no. 1

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA057; Programme Update no. 1, Period covered: 01 January to 31 March, 2005; Appeal coverage: 49.1%; Outstanding needs: CHF 1,983,763 (USD 1,592,489 or EUR 1,284,821).

Click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List (also available on the website).

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Operation Update No. 6

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 6; Period covered: 6 May - 13 June 2005; Appeal coverage (received/pledged/indicated): 81.1%;

Appeal history:

Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December 2004 for CHF 2,011,000 (USD 1,749,036 or EUR 1,316,738) for three months for 250,000 beneficiaries.

Appeal revised on 15 December 2004

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Viet Nam Appeal No. 01.66/2004 Annual Report

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.66/2004;

Appeal target: CHF 4,816,294 (USD 3,835,920 or EUR 3,114,797);

Appeal coverage: 88.1%.

Operational context

Vietnam is going through a period of rapid economic growth and the VNRC has benefited from this through increased access to resources for its own operations and for international support with over USD 3 million recently being raised for tsunami-affected countries. Despite this, many people in Vietnam are still living in dire poverty, particularly, in rural areas populated by minority groups. In 2004, VNRC

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Indonesia + 5 others
South East Asia Appeal No. 01.66/2004 Annual Report

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.66/2004;

Appeal target: CHF 4,816,294 (USD 3,835,920 or EUR 3,114,797);

Appeal coverage: 88.1%.

Operational context

During 2004, the Southeast Asia region saw a number of changes and emergencies, challenging both the Federation and the national societies in implementing the planned programmes. Nevertheless, significant achievements were made during the year in line with the Strategy 2010 in strengthening the national societies through provision of technical support and coordination, and developing regional networking and knowledge sharing.

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India + 9 others
$37 million disbursed for disaster relief outside Hong Kong in the year 2004-05

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $37 million from the Disaster Relief Fund in the year ending March 31, 2005, to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong. It brings the total amount of grants disbursed to some $332 million since the fund was established in December, 1993.

In response to appeals made by governments and international relief organisations, grants were disbursed to places outside Hong Kong that were hard-hit by major disasters for early relief of victims.

For 2004-05, assistance was given through

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Philippines: Rehab programs for typhoon and armed conflict victims ongoing - DSWD

Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman said that rehabilitation of areas hit by typhoons towards the end of 2004 as well as families in the areas affected by the armed conflict in Sulu is on-going.

At present, 48 core shelter houses have been completed in Roxas and Bulalacao in Oriental Mindoro; and Calabanga, Iriga City, and Goa in Camarines Sur under the DSWD-Kalinga Luzon project.

Likewise, a total of 245 core shelter units are under construction in Region II (Santiago City and Cabagan in

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Operation Update No. 5

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 5; Period covered: 16 March 2005 - 5 April 2005; Appeal coverage (received/pledged/indicated): 76.6%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

Appeal history:

Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Operation Update No. 4

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 4; Period covered: 8 January to 14 March 2005; Appeal coverage: 76.5%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List, also available on the website).

Appeal history:

Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December 2004 for CHF 2,011,000 (USD 1,749,036 or EUR 1,316,738) for three months

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Philippines Red Cross steps up rehabilitation efforts for typhoon families

by Teresita Usapdin in Manila, pictures by Romulo Godinez

More than 100,000 families still reeling from four successive typhoons that ravaged the Philippines late last year are being given a fresh start after the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) got its rehabilitation effort into full swing.

PNRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon said 3,500 families whose houses were destroyed would be provided with construction materials to enable them rebuild their houses.

These families are from the worst hit provinces of Aurora, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Mindoro Oriental, Nueva

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Two months after the typhoons: Programme update 10 Feb 2005

Report
Oxfam
Between 14 November and 02 December, 2004, four consecutive storms hit the area of central Quezon in the Philippines destroying valuable infrastructure such as roads, communication lines, and houses in various communities.

Thousands of families were made homeless and have been living in temporary settlements. Oxfam GB's immediate response to this natural disaster was to provide water and sanitation.

Since 15 December, 2004 our emergency response efforts have been concentrated in Infanta and General Nakar, two of the most affected areas in Quezon. We have developed our programme further

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The Salvation Army continues to bring relief to victims of typhoons and tropical storms in the Philippines

Report
Salvation Army
The typhoons 'Unding' and 'Violeta', tropical storm 'Winnie' and typhoon 'Yoyong' which hit four regions in the Philippines caused considerable loss of life and severe damage to crops, livestock and property. The worst is past but the ravages of the disaster have left their scar.
The Salvation Army Philippines Territory, through the Central Philippines Division, continues to deliver relief in the areas most affected by the typhoon by providing food parcels which contain rice, canned goods, sardines, biscuits, coffee, clothing, sugar,
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Philippines: Saudi Arabia donates $100,000, tons of relief goods to RP typhoon victims

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today received a $100,000 check and more than 100 tons worth of relief goods from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the victims of the four typhoons that pummeled the eastern part of the country in late November and early December last year.
The President received the donation from Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Ameen Wali in simple ceremonies this afternoon at the Music Room in Malacañang.

"Please convey our thanks to His Highness King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and the Royal Family for your generosity.

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Philippines: Typhoons Appeal No.26/2004 Operation Update No. 3

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 26/04; Operations Update no. 3; Period covered: 22 December 2004 - 7 January 2005; Appeal coverage (received/pledged/indicated): 70.1%; (some of the pledges are yet to be consolidated).

Appeal history:

- Preliminary appeal launched on 2 December 2004 for CHF 2,011,000 (USD 1,749,036 or EUR 1,316,738) for threem onths

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Phillipines: Typhoon-affected roads in Central Luzon open to traffic

Roads and bridges in Central Luzon severely affected by the recent successive typhoons are now open to traffic, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.
It said that the Aurora-Nueva Ecija Road was opened to motorists as early as last Dec. 19, but widening of critical and narrow sections of the highway was ongoing.

The Aurora-Nueva Ecija Road, popularly known as Baler-Bongabon Road, became impassable for a couple of weeks because of severe landslides triggered by typhoons "Unding," "Violeta,"

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Philippines: GMA visits typhoon-hit Cagayan Valley

TUGUEGARAO CITY- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today distributed assorted farm seeds to farmer-victims of typhoons as part of her agricultural rehabilitation program for provinces hit by the recent calamities.
Immediately upon her arrival at the local airport at around 10:30 a.m., the President motored to Barangay Linao here, where she turned over to City Mayor Randolph Ting a P1-million check as the government's assistance for the rehabilitation of agricultural lands in this city affected by the recent typhoons.

Cagayan Valley Governor Edgar Lara accompanied