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World + 21 others
Shelter Projects 2011-2012

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.

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Philippines + 1 other
Turnover of Japan-funded restoration and disaster prevention equipment in Cagayan de Oro

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.

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

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:

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Philippines: Tropical Storm Washi, Emergency appeal n° MDRPH008 - final report

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

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World + 3 others
Poor and Disabled When Disaster Strikes

Natural disasters are common in many developing countries across the globe. Organisations are helping communities plan better for their disabled populations.

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Localising the humanitarian toolkit: Lessons from recent Philippines disasters

The Philippines has taken great strides in recent years in improving its disaster management capacity. It provides a case study of the challenges faced by governments throughout the region.

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Namibia + 17 others
CCCM Cluster Newsletter Issue No. 3, June 2013

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.

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

Report
World Bank

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

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Philippine Red Cross volunteers empower communities to prevent the spread of disease

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.

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Philippines + 1 other
Philippines mulls formula donations during disasters

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.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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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World + 1 other
Lesson Learned: Tropical Storm Sendong (WASHI) - WASH Cluster Philippines 2012

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.

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Philippines: Tropical Storm Washi (MDRPH008) - Operations update no. 8 - one-year consolidated report

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

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ECHO Factsheet Philippines – March 2013

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.

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Philippines: Typhoons Emergency appeal n° MDRPH007 Final report

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.

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Aid Worker Diary: Overcoming grief and loss after Typhoon Bopha

‘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.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Disaster-induced internal displacement in the Philippines - The case of Tropical Storm Washi/Sendong

The report finds that large-scale casualties can be prevented and that disaster-related internal displacement can be managed when there is political will to implement disaster risk reduction and management policies.

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Urban governance undermines risk reduction in the Philippines

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.

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Myanmar + 30 others
Asia Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin Jan - Dec 2012

NATURAL DISASTERS IN 2012

After an intense year of natural disasters in 2011, countries in the Asia-Pacific region welcomed a reduction in the number of events in 2012. OCHA and the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters recorded 93 natural disaster events in 2012, in which over 3,200 people were killed and more than 75 million people were affected. China and the Philippines experienced the most disasters in 2012.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Philippines + 1 other
DSWD receives P6.4M from Brunei Darussalam for victims of 'Sendong'

MANILA, Dec. 21 (PNA) -- A year after typhoon ‘Sendong’ hit Cagayan de Oro City on December 17, 2011, donations continue to pour in for the recovery of victims.

Recently, Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman received a check worth P6.4 million from Her Excellency Ambassador Malai Halimah Yussop of the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam for the construction of additional core shelters for typhoon ‘Sendong’ victims.

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OCD launches Bul-og: Streams of Learning from Sendong

By Recthie T. Paculba

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Dec. 19 (PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defense-10 launched their book, "Bul-og: Streams of Learning from Sendong" and the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Plan 2013-2016 at SM Activity Center as part of the City’s commemoration of typhoon Sendong.

According to Director Ana Cañeda of OCD-10, Bul-og is part of the office’s continuing effort to educate and promote the adoption of DRR in all development processes in line with the agency’s vision of “safe, adaptive and disaster-resilient communities.”