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01 Nov 2014 description
report Give2Asia

Disaster Vulnerability and Donor Opportunity in South and Southeast Asia outlines opportunities for donors of all kinds to support disaster preparedness and risk reduction programs in six of the world's most at-risk countries. It offers strategic advice for donors to make the most impact with each investment, and how to integrate resilience into current strategies.

15 Sep 2014 description

Kagayan Evangelical Disaster Response Network (KEDRN), a non-government organization (NGO) in Cagayan de Oro City, built lofts for free as an added feature to the core shelter units constructed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for survivors of Typhoon Sendong.

“We want to help transform the lives of ‘Sendong’ survivors by providing for their needs. In our own little way, we realized that we too can be catalysts for development,” Pastor Alex Eduave, Executive Director of KEDRN said.

04 Sep 2014 description

By: Mildred E. Dablio

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Sept. 4 - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region X carries on restoring lives of displaced workers due to Typhoon Sendong which hit Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities on December 17, 2011.

Some 103 beneficiaries were granted with DOLE Kabuhayan Starter Kits amounting to some P645,000.00, through its Accredited Co-Partner, Food Processors Association Mindanao, Inc. (FOPANORMIN) on August 27 at the DOLE-X Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City.

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

17 Mar 2014 description
report Government of Japan

Minister Akio Isomata, Embassy of Japan's Minister for Economic Affairs turned over fishing nets and dredging machines to the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in a ceremony last March 14 for the Japan-funded Non-Project Grant Aid for the Restoration and Disaster Prevention in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental. The ceremony was also attended by Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno and Congressman Rufus Rodriquez.

14 Nov 2013 description

CHAPTER 1

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:

21 Aug 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 21 December 2011 to 28 February 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 5,705,280

Appeal coverage: 78 per cent

Appeal history:

  • Operations update 7, issued on 16 November 2012 extended the operational timeframe until 28 February 2013.

  • A revised emergency appeal was launched on 23 January 2012 for CHF 5.69 million to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) in 12 months

21 Aug 2013 description
report Inter Press Service

By Lucy Westcott

This story is the final installment of a three-part series on the challenges faced by people living with disabilities in a world where intense storms and other natural disasters are expected to become the "new normal".

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 2013 (IPS) - Upon first glance, the emergency checklist distributed in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake looks like any other. Organised into key categories like water, sanitation and hygiene, and psychosocial support, the information is typical of the kind circulated for emergency response.

01 Jul 2013 description
report CCCM Cluster

Foreword

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to share with you the third edition of the Global CCCM Cluster Newsletter.

This edition provides updates from our field operations and partners and also tracks the progress on our 18 month European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Directorate General (ECHO) funded capacity building project to strengthen CCCM's field response and coordination.

19 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

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

16 May 2013 description

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in South East Asia, hit each year by an average of 20 typhoons and related hazards such as floods and landslides that leave a trail of destruction in their wake.

30 Apr 2013 description
report IRIN

COMPOSTELA VALLEY, 30 April 2013 (IRIN) - Health authorities in the Philippines were vigilant in keeping out infant formula donations when Typhoon Bopha hit last December, but activists are concerned the infant formula industry will succeed in pushing through legislative changes that will allow formula donations in future emergencies, making it harder to convince women in those crises to continue exclusive breastfeeding.

26 Apr 2013 description

This document is the outcome of a technical review by the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Cluster (WASH Cluster) to draw out lessons learned from Tropical Storm Sendong (international name Washi) emergency response in the Philippines from December 2011 to June 2012. More than 200,000 individuals were displaced and approximately PhP1.34 billion (about US$32.6 million)1 in damages were estimated in Cagayan de Oro (CDO) and Iligan cities alone, as a result of the devastation brought about by Sendong which touched ground on midnight of 16 December 2012.

24 Mar 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 21 December 2011 to 31 December 2012 Appeal target (current): CHF 5,705,280

Appeal coverage: 78 per cent, in hard pledges

Appeal history:

  • A revised emergency appeal was launched on 23 January 2012 for CHF 5.69 million to assist 20,000 families (100,000 persons) in 12 months

  • An emergency appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 21 December 2011 for CHF 2.6 million to assist 5,000 families (25,000 people) in nine months

11 Mar 2013 description

Key messages

• Undertaking rapid and accurate assessments of humanitarian needs in the immediate aftermath of typhoons and seasonal storms which regularly hit the Philippines are a key priority.

• Such assessments make sure that the European Commission's humanitarian funding targets and reaches the most vulnerable groups of society who are least able to fend for themselves after a disaster: female-headed households, children, the elderly.

07 Mar 2013 description

Period covered by this report: 4 October 2011 to 28 February 2013 Appeal target (final): CHF 2,941,756 Appeal coverage: 74 per cent

Appeal history:

• Revised emergency appeal issued on 18 October 2012 adjusted the budget to CHF 2.9 million and extended the operation’s timeframe until 30 November 2012.

• Emergency appeal launched on 10 November 2011, seeking CHF 4.1 million to support the Philippine Red Cross in assisting some 25,000 families (125,000 persons) for 12 months.

13 Feb 2013 description

‘When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life a thousand reasons to smile.’ That’s the motto 25-year-old Marietes Dayaguit lives by after she was forced from her home when Tropical Storm Washi swept through Mindanao in 2011 causing massive flooding and destruction.

Read the full story.

30 Jan 2013 description

This report, from a consortium of experienced international and Filipino actors, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the response to the Sendong disaster and the recovery process. It describes in detail the Philippines’ developing corpus of laws on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and draws out linkages between disaster preparedness, disaster impacts, responses, displacement and the subsequent, often prolonged, search for durable solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

30 Jan 2013 description

GENEVA, 30 January 31 - A new report acknowledges the Philippines as a global leader in enacting legislation on disaster risk reduction but finds this is undermined by poor urban governance resulting in ineffective building codes and poor land use planning at the local level.