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Lao PDR - Strengthening institutional capacities for resilient recovery: Country Case Study Series Disaster Recovery Framework Guide April 2014

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

In 2011, the World Reconstruction Conference recommended the development of an international best practice Recovery Framework Guide to assist governments and partner agencies in delivering effective and efficient post-disaster recovery programs. In application, the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide is intended to complement the government-led Post-disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) process – an assessment method that presents damages and losses in a consolidated report.

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Nouvelles études de cas

Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe

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Building strength in Rizal

In late September 2009, Typhoon Ketsana barreled into the Philippines, striking the Rizal province hard. It was one of a handful of devastating typhoons to strike the country that year, and it claimed more than 700 lives.

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Lessons learned from previous typhoons in the Philippines (Metro Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan)


Key lessons learnt from evaluations after typhoons in the Philippines

A number of key lessons emerged from the Real-time Evaluation of the response to the disasters that affected Northern Mindanao in 2011. Further lessons were drawn from a review of the impact of the floods that hit Manila in 2009 and the aid mobilization that followed. This made it possible to combine two levels of analysis, covering the following situations which could potentially affect the Filipino Archipelago:

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Filipinos, how are you adapting to climate change? You ask, we answer

World Bank

Submitted by Lucille L. Sering On Tue, 06/18/2013 - 20:55

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Improving access to water services in Metro Manila through an output-based approach

World Bank


Last month, during a visit to the Philippines I had the opportunity to meet some of the 28,000 people whose lives have been changed by the Manila Water Supply Pilot Project.

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La inversión en saneamiento, un negocio muy rentable

Letrinas para emergencias de bajo coste, campañas de lavados de manos o Movilizar a las comunidades para que ellas mismas decidan sus propios métodos para acabar con prácticas poco saludables, son algunas de las soluciones que propone Acción contra el Hambre para reducir la mortandad por causas relacionadas con la falta de saneamiento La falta de un saneamiento básico está relacionada con cinco millones de muertes al año y es uno de los Objetivos del Milenio peor encaminados Se calcula que una inversión de un euro en un proyecto de saneamiento genera un retorno de 9,1 euros

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DSWD-7 turns-over 60 units to Core Shelter beneficiaries

By Hazel F. Gloria

CEBU CITY, Oct 18 (PIA) -- Over 60 brand new housing units were recently blessed and officially turned-over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) seven to 60 indigent families beneficiaries of the government’s Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) in Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City.

This project was undertaken using the “Bayanihan” scheme in partnership with the Dumaguete City government and the beneficiaries of the shelter project.

A total of 400 individuals will benefit from this project.

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Clearing The Way For Disaster Preparedness

The Municipality of Pila in Laguna province often experiences flooding, and one of the reasons for this was the area’s clogged tributaries. After Typhoon Ondoy severely affected the Philippines in September 2009, the local government unit (LGU) of Pila, with support from WFP, took proactive steps to help their community mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.

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Anti-flood measures announced for Manila


MANILA, 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippines government is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-flood infrastructure in the Manila area in a bid to protect against the storms, typhoons and floods which displace thousands and kill hundreds every year, officials say.


A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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TSF reinforces the emergency response system

On 13th May 2011, Télécoms Sans Frontières, in partnership with the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO), ended its program of capacity reinforcement in emergency telecommunications by conducting the second and third training sessions in the Philippines, first in Tuguegarao, in the north of the islands, and then in Manila.

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ECHO Factsheet Cambodia – August 2012

Facts & Figures

  • €9.15 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

  • €10.3 million for disaster preparedness since 1998

  • €710,000 to address the widespread outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in 2010

  • Latest: €5.95 million to assist flood victims in 2011-2012

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DSWD, Pampanga Gov to turn over 57 shelters to landslide victims in Arayat today

ARAYAT, Pampanga July 2 (PIA) -- Fifty-seven households will now have a roof over their heads when the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office III and Gov. Lilia Pineda turnover today 57 permanent core shelters to the victims of the 2009 Mt. Arayat landslide in Brgy. San Juan Baño, Arayat town.

DSWD provided P70,000 each for housing materials, totaling P3,99,000 while labor was shouldered by the provincial government.

Pineda said the National Housing Authority will provide about P10 million for site improvement and development of the area.

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Red Cross La Union Chapter constructs bridge for Barangay Aguioas

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) La Union Chapter constructed a hanging bridge which connects barangay Aguioas in the municipality of Naguilian to the town where market, church and other establishments were located.

PRC Chairman Richard Gordon and PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang will personally visit the community of barangay Aguioas on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

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Tzu Chi Foundation held rice relief distribution to 9,831 families in Philippines

About 15,000 people gathered in a threefold celebration of the Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines for its 46th global founding anniversary, Mother’s Day and the birthday of Buddhism’s great teacher, Gautama Buddha.

Marikina City hosted the event at the Marikina Sports Park last May 13. It was participated in by Chinese and Filipino Tzu Chi volunteers, staff, beneficiaries, donors, invited guests, religious leaders, Marikina City officials, representatives from Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

Tzu Chi Foundation:

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Governor-General visits Australian aid programs in Manila

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, visited two Australian Government supported programs in Taguig City, Metro Manila as part of her State Visit to the Philippines earlier this month.

She met with women leaders and families who were affected by tropical storm Ketsana and the resulting floods that inundated Metro Manila in 2009.

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The HC Interview: The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. One third of its population of 94.9 million people live below the poverty line and are vulnerable to the typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that plague the country.

Read the full story on OCHA's website

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Typhoon-Affected Communities Cope, Seek Involvement in Disaster Preparedness

World Bank

Series #:12/28

In Manila: David Llorito (632) 917-3047
Kitchie Hermoso (632) 917-3013
In Washington: Mohamad al-Arief 1 (202) 458-5964

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Typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRPH005 Final report

Period covered by this final report: 1 October 2009 to 30 November 2011 Appeal target (final): CHF 12,724,570 Appeal coverage (final): 87 per cent