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27 Apr 2012 description

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.

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14 Dec 2010 description

(Geneva/New York/Bonn, 14 December 2010): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading post and logistics service provider, today renewed their successful partnership, started in 2005, for another three years. The extension was signed in Geneva by Rashid Khalikov, Director of UN OCHA Geneva and Rainer Wend, Executive Vice President Corporate Public Policy and Sustainability at Deutsche Post DHL.

"Over the past five years, we have worked very successfully together in disaster management.

11 May 2010 description

General Assembly Hall

Thank you for attending this meeting, which is an update for member states on the latest on the Central Emergency Response Fund, as at the end of the first quarter of 2010.

18 Dec 2009 description

(Geneva/New York, 18 December 2009): The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) system, a stand-by disaster response mechanism that sends crisis-management experts to disaster zones, reached its 1,000th deployment, since inception, in October when it sent teams to help respond to the recent series of tropical storms that hit the Philippines.

In 2009, a relatively mild year in terms of natural disasters, UNDAC, which is managed by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), deployed 11 teams in response to sudden-onset disasters in …

01 Dec 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 24 to 30 November 2009. It addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy, Typhoon Mirinae/Santi and Tropical Depression Urduja. The next report will be issued on or around 7 December.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Tropical Depression Urduja caused significant damage to the Visayas region.

24 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 20 to 25 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy as well as Typhoon Mirinae/Santi. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- The total official number of damaged houses has risen to 307,000 units.

19 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 10 to 16 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy as well as Typhoon Mirinae/Santi. The next report will be issued on or around 24 November.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- The Revised 2009 Philippines Flash Appeal was launched of Wednesday, 18 November.

17 Nov 2009 description

(Manila/New York, 17 November 2009): International humanitarian organisations yesterday requested more than US$ 143.7 million in a revised Flash Appeal to support the Government of the Philippines in responding to the effects of a series of typhoons that ravaged the country since September. This revised Appeal is planned to run from November 2009 to March 2010.

12 Nov 2009 description

CERF Advisory Group meets to discuss Fund management and operations

On 2 and 3 November, the CERF Advisory Group met in New York. During the meeting, the Advisory Group received a brief from the Emergency Relief Coordinator on the use of the Fund in 2009. The Advisory Group expressed a high level of support for the use and management of the Fund.

10 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 5 to 10 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy as well as Typhoon Mirinae/Santi. The next report will be issued on or around 17 November.

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05 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 03 to 05 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma/Pepeng, Tropical Storm Ketsana/Ondoy as well as Typhoon Mirinae/Santi. The next report will be issued on or around 10 November.

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03 Nov 2009 description

This report was issued by OCHA New York based on inputs from the OCHA Regional Office for Asia Pacific (ROAP) and OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 30 October to 03 November 2009 and addresses Typhoon Parma, Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Mirinae "Santi". The next report will be issued on or around 05 November 2009.

I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES

- Typhoon Mirinae, locally known as "Santi", made landfall in the Philippines early on Saturday 31 October.