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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.

08 Jun 2012 description


  • Great progress made towards the resumption of school classes in Washi-affected areas

  • Renewed commitment to secure safe and permanent desludging areas

  • Infrastructure reconstruction efforts are increasing

  • IDP safety volunteer teams proving successful

  • GPH-MILF peace talks progressing despite isolated armed clashes

  • The Philippine Humanitarian Action Plan remains underfunded, impeding humanitarian response

30 Mar 2012 description


  • A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Negros Oriental triggers emergency response

  • The Philippine Government releases the national plan for disaster management and risk reduction

  • In Iligan, the WASH cluster makes progress in supporting the Government rebuild the water system

  • Regional authorities transfer cluster leadership to city governments in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan