According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.
By Sam Smith, IFRC
The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Situated on the Pacific ‘ring of fire’, the Filipino archipelago is hit by floods, landslides, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on a regular basis.
In this piece we revisit three communities that were caught in the path of three huge typhoons – Bopha, Haiyan and Ketsana – to see the long-term impact of Red Cross work.
My New Home
“That’s where they found a lot of bodies.”
What is the CBDRR Manual?
The CBDRR Manual is a practical ‘how-to’ guide on community-based disaster risk reduction for government and non-government agencies in Lao PDR. It is a commonly agreed document to be referred to by agencies working on CBDRR in Lao PDR. It provides guidance and support for systematic implementation of CBDRR programs by explaining each of the steps as well as tools used.
Authors: Rebecca Murphy, Mark Pelling, Emma Visman and Simone Di Vicenz
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OCHA brings together people, tools and experience to save lives
OCHA helps Governments access tools and services that provide life-saving relief. We deploy rapid-response teams, and we work with partners to assess needs, take action, secure funds, produce reports and facilitate civil-military coordination.
Despite impressive progress to address poverty and food insecurity, climate-related hazards could threaten these hard-won development gains.
Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country in November 2013, and more recently Typhoon Hagupit are testament to the potentially devastating effects of climate on food security and vulnerable livelihoods.
Better understanding of climate risks and their impact on household food security is a critical first step for managing and reducing risks.
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.
Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe
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.
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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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.