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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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Philippines + 1 other
Humanitarian assistance

USAID provides more than $30 Million in Humanitarian Assistance

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Typhoons Revised Emergency appeal n° MDRPH005

This emergency appeal revision adjusts the budget from CHF 16,286,096 to CHF 12,724,050 and extends the operation’s timeframe by five months until 30 November 2011.

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Vietnamese city probes climate risks to development plan

Report
AlertNet

By Thin Lei Win

BANGKOK (AlertNet) - Like many coastal cities in Vietnam, Quy Nhon is gearing up for development. It has big plans to become a trading and seaport hub, thanks to its strategic location connecting important transport routes. It also wants to develop snazzy accommodation for its population of 260,000 residents, and attract more tourists to its beautiful beachfront.

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Indonesia + 2 others
(Un)natural Disasters: Health Responses after Natural Hazards in Southeast Asia

By Li Hongyan, Ong Suan Ee and Bill Durodié

Southeast Asia is certainly no stranger to natural hazards, having experienced some of the world's worst. This paper argues that the occurrence of a natural hazard does not inevitably lead to a natural disaster. Whether a disaster results largely depends on pre-existing conditions, such as a country's level of development and infrastructure, its social stability, and the availability and accessibility of healthcare facilities, as these are critical to the effectiveness of health responses.

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Bangladesh + 8 others
In times of dwindling resources, disaster risk reduction is an easy win

Geneva, Switzerland - A new report from the United Nations confirms what governments already hear but are slow to believe: that disciplined public sector involvement in "disaster risk reduction" can significantly reduce setbacks brought by hundreds of droughts, earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes and other hazards that befall the world each year, on average.

Released today, the "Mid-Term Review of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience

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Viet Nam: Floods and typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRVN006 Final report

Period covered by this Final Report: 2 October 2009 to 30 November 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 4,464,332 (USD.3.9 million or EUR 3.22 million)

Final appeal coverage: This appeal is 101 per cent covered.

Appeal history:

- Operations update no. 9 extended the period of this appeal by two months to 30 November 2010.

- A second revised emergency appeal was launched on 12 June 2010 for CHF 4,466,630 (USD 3.9 million or EUR 3.23 million) to assist 60,000 families (approximately 270,000 people) for 12 months.

- The initial revised

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Philippines: Red Cross Laguna Chapter to turn over rehabilitation projects to typhoon victims

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Laguna Chapter will formally turn over on February 15, 2011 the rehabilitation projects to the typhoon victims of Ondoy, Pepeng, and Santi in Laguna.

PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon, Laguna Red Cross Chapter Honorary Chairman Jeorge Ejercito Estregan, and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Country Representative to the Philippines Selvaratnam Sinnadurai will lead the turnover ceremony to be held at the covered court of the Municipality of Lumban. A total of 1,309 shelter recipients from 16 municipalities will

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Philippines: Typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRPH005 Operations update n° 17

Period covered by this operations update: 1 October 2010 to 31 January 2011

Appeal target (current): CHF 16,286,096 (USD 16.1 million or EUR 10.8 million).

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 67 per cent covered in cash and kind.

Summary: This operations update extends the appeal timeframe up to 30 June 2011. This adjustment is mainly due to continuing limitations relating to the legal processes of securing suitable land for shelter construction. It also adjusts the plan [objectives, results

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Philippines: Rebuilding Lives by Rebuilding Homes

Friena P. Guerrero, IOM Philippines

Posted on Thursday, 06-01-2011

Philippines - A few days into the New Year, villagers in the provinces of Rizal and Laguna are busy settling into their new homes. Small makeshift decorations hang from the roofs of the blue and yellow houses of people who last year spent the holiday season in evacuation centres or on the streets wondering if they would ever have a home to call their own again.

Last December 2010, IOM Philippines and its partners turned over a last batch of 73 transitional shelters to families

International Organization for Migration:

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World + 2 others
External Evaluation Report: Post-Typhoon Ketsana Response and Recovery Interventions funded by the Disaster Emergency Committee in Vietnam and the Philippines

This report was prepared by consultants contracted to Save the Children (SC) in Vietnam to conduct an external evaluation of SC's post-typhoon Ketsana Emergency Response and Recovery Programmes in Vietnam and the Philippines. The evaluation is a requirement from the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) - the donor - and the report is based on findings from site visits (including meetings, interviews and focus group discussions (FGD) with key project beneficiaries, partners and stakeholders) to the project areas conducted in November and December 2010.

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Viet Nam: Floods and typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRVN006 Operations update n° 10

Period covered by this operations update: 1 August - 31 October 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 4,464,332 (USD 3.9 million or EUR 3.22 million);

Appeal coverage: To date, this appeal is 103 per cent covered.

Appeal history:

- A second revised emergency appeal was launched on 12 June 2010 for CHF 4,466,630 (USD 3.9 million or EUR 3.23 million) to assist 60,000 families (approximately 270,000 people) for 12 months.

- The initial revised emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2009 for CHF 5,571,176 (USD 5.47 million or

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Philippines: Typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRPH005 Operations update n° 16

One-year consolidated report  

Period covered by this operations update:

1 October 2009 to 30 September 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 16,286,096 (USD 16.1 million or EUR 10.8 million).

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 66 per cent covered in cash and kind. Further contributions needed.

Appeal history:

This emergency appeal was issued 23 October 2009 for CHF 16,286,096 (USD 16.1 million or EUR 10.8 million) for 18 months to assist approximately 110,000 families (550,000 people).

A revised preliminary emergency appeal

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Indonesia + 3 others
One year on - Strong signs of recovery follow September 2009 disasters in Asia-Pacific

27 September 2010

In September 2009 four countries in the Asia-Pacific region - the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Samoa - were reeling from the impact of consecutive natural disasters that struck over a one-week period. More than 2,500 people perished and almost 11 million people were directly affected when the region suffered the combined impact of typhoons, an earthquake and a tsunami. Today, those same communities have made dramatic steps towards recovery, infrastructure has been repaired, water supplies restored and people who lost their homes once more have

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Cambodia + 3 others
"CHALLENGES TO WATER AND SECURITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA": TESTIMONY OF JOSEPH YUN, DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY, BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS

SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

Chairman Webb and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today to discuss the importance of the Mekong River to the sustainable development and security of the Mekong Basin and key aspects of our engagement strategy on these issues with the Southeast Asia region.

The Global Water and Sanitation Challenge

In her March 22, 2010 World Water Day Speech, Secretary Clinton stated that "water represents one of the

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Cambodia + 4 others
International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles (IDRL) Programme (MAA00004): Mid-Year report 2010

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2010

In brief

Programme purpose: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) International Disaster Response Laws, Rules and Principles (IDRL) Programme seeks to reduce human vulnerability by promoting legal preparedness for disasters, in particular with regard to international assistance.

Consistent with Resolution 4 of the 30th International Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies of November 2007, a substantial proportion of the programme's activity is devoted to

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Viet Nam: Floods and typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRVN006 Operations update n° 9

Period covered by this operations update: 13 June - 31 July 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 4,466,332 (USD 3.9 million or EUR 3.22 million);

Appeal coverage: To date, this appeal is 103 per cent covered.

Appeal history:

- A second revised emergency appeal was launched on 12 June 2010 for CHF 4,466,630 (USD 3.9 million or EUR 3.23 million) to assist 60,000 families (approximately 270,000 people) for 12 months.

- The initial revised emergency appeal was launched on 19 October 2009 for CHF 5,571,176 (USD 5.47 million or

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Philippines:Typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRPH005 Operations update n° 15

Period covered by this operations update: 1 May to 31 July 2010.

Appeal target (current): CHF 16,286,096 (USD 16.1 million or EUR 10.8 million).

Appeal coverage: With contributions received to date, the appeal is 63 per cent covered in cash and kind, and including those in the pipeline, it is approximately 64 per cent covered.

Summary: With the relief phase of this operation concluded by April 2010, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - with support of IFRC - intensified implementation of recovery activities. Under the first phase of the shelter project, distribution of shelter repair

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PHILIPPINES: Cash-strapped government battling storm loans

Report
IRIN
MANILA, 4 August 2010 (IRIN) - The perennially cash-strapped Philippines government is struggling with massive loans tied to climate change mitigation efforts after storms struck the country late last year, officials said.

Multilateral lending institutions, as well as the UN and foreign governments, lent the Philippines US$1.09 billion to address disasters blamed on climate change, according to data obtained by IRIN from the Senate's environment committee, which is now looking into how the funds were spent and whether repayments could affect the country's budget.

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