Typhoon Bopha passed to the south of the larger islands in the Palau archipelago in the early morning of 3 Dec 2012 with winds of up to 250 km per hour, damaging and destroying buildings and infrastructure. The President declared a state of emergency. (OCHA, 5 Dec 2012)
In the Philippines, the typhoon, locally known as Pablo, made landfall three times as it passed through northern Mindanao, central Visayas, and Palawan on 4 Dec, affecting over 6.2 million people. Over 210,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. On 12 Feb 2013, the death toll stands at 1,146 with a further 834 people reported missing. There are still 8,925 people staying in evacuation centers, while 925,412 displaced people are seeking shelter elsewhere. Over 230,000 houses were damaged or destroyed. (OCHA, 12 Feb 2013)
On 10 Dec, the Government and the Humanitarian Country Team launched the Bopha Action Plan for Response and Recovery, which was revised on 23 Jan 2013 seeking $76 million, a 17 per cent increase from the $65 million originally requested. (OCHA, 25 Jan 2013)
About 1,840 families in the three Typhoon Pablo-hit areas in Davao Oriental received permanent housing units during the turnover ceremony on February 3.
Implemented under the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP), the housing project is a joint venture between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which bankrolls the funds, and the provincial government which shoulders the acquisition of resettlement sites.
The town of Baganga received 920 shelter units; Cateel, 770; and Boston, 150.
DAVAO ORIENTAL, February 9, 2015 – Some 1,840 families in the three typhoon Pablo-hit areas in the province became recipients to this year’s first distribution of permanent shelters held on February 3, 2015.
Implemented under the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP), this massive housing project is a joint venture between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) who bankrolls the funds and the Provincial Government who shoulders the acquisition of resettlement sites.
Reference Guide - Communication and Complex Emergencies is a reference guide developed by the University of Adelaide’s Applied Communication Collaborative Research Unit (ACCRU) and the Australian Civil–Military Centre (ACMC).
This guide examines the broad topic of communication and its role in a range of different humanitarian and complex emergency situations. Such situations demand communication initiatives that support and promote humanitarian relief efforts, conflict reduction processes, and post-conflict transition and recovery.
Period covered by this update:
1 July 2014 to 31 October 2014
Appeal target: CHF 16,267,217
Appeal coverage: 50 per cent
DAVAO ORIENTAL, January 5, 2015 –Typhoon Pablo survivors in the three typhoon-ravaged towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga will face the new year with a promise of new hope as they recently received permanent homes they can truly call their own.
MATI CITY, Davao Oriental, Dec. 1, 2014 — Some 538 housing units implemented under the Resettlement Project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) were recently turned over to beneficiaries in three villages in typhoon Pablo-ravaged town of Cateel.
Task Force Pablo Chairman and Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras personally turned over the new housing units to the grateful recipients of barangays San Antonio, San Alfonso, and Taytayan.
Housing recipients said they are very much thankful for receiving these homes as this mark the start of a new beginning for them.
Some 2,779 family-survivors of Typhoon Pablo from this town and in Cateel, Boston, and Tarragona received their new houses from Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Corazon Juliano-Soliman and Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon during a simple turn over ceremony in Banganga, Davao Oriental, over the weekend.
The shelter units were built through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) in partnership with the provincial local government.
DAVAO CITY, November 24 (PIA) Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon guaranteed to provide shelter to all families affected by typhoon Pablo on December 4, 2012 in the towns of Banganga, Cateel and Boston.
Speaking to reporters, she said that the shelter assures affected families to be resilient.
Malanyaon said having their own homes will help the victims to strive and to realize their dreams for a better life.
She also praised the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the provincial government’s partner in the relief and rehabilitation efforts.
As part of Philippine Red Cross' rehabilitation efforts on Typhoon Pablo (internation name Bopha) core shelters and water and sanitation facilities were turned over today in Compostela Valley.
PRC Chairman Richard Gordon and Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang turned over 350 core shelter units to family beneficiaries in municipality of New Bataan and Monkayo today.
Through funding support of 70,000 php per shelter from the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) hundreds of families can now live in decent homes.
From the Department of Budget and Management
Secretary Abad: Fund to help generate agri-base jobs in the region
Efforts to rehabilitate areas affected by Typhoon Pablo continue with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) releasing P155.8 million to the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) for the rehabilitation of slight-to-moderately damaged coconut trees in the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.
Introduction to the Guide
MANILA, Aug. 21 -- Davao Oriental is making headway in rebuilding communities devastated by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012, Governor Corazon Malanyaon said on Wednesday.
“We are now in the reconstruction and rehabilitation stage. So much is going on there in Davao Oriental now, so parang alive na alive talaga ang tatlong towns. Everybody seems to have work. Everybody seems to be involved in all the activities,” Malanyaon said during a press briefing after paying a courtesy call on President Benigno S. Aquino III.
Period covered by this update:
5 December 2012 to 30 June 2014
This update provides a snapshot of progress made under the water and sanitation, shelter and National Society preparedness for response components.
Appeal target: CHF 16,267,217
Appeal coverage: 50 per cent
CATEEL, Davao Oriental, Feb. 25 -- For mobilizing the entire national government machinery to address their urgent concerns following the onslaught of super typhoon ‘Pablo’ (Bopha), the people of Davao Oriental thanked President Benigno S. Aquino III during the ‘Pulong Bayan sa Cateel’ program held Monday morning in this town’s municipal plaza.
COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE, Feb 20 -- The provincial government in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) is now starting to turn over modified shelters coming from the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) of DSWD.
First to receive was the Municipality of Montevista on February 18, 2014. In Barangay Camansi, there are 42 shelters while in Barangay Banglasan, 55 houses.
From the Department of Social Welfare and Development
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), under its Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP), has completed a total of 1,921 permanent houses for families left homeless by Pablo that ravaged Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley on December 4, 2012.
Made of concrete and lumber, MSAP units are disaster-resistant homes built by the government for the survivors of calamities.
Typhoon Bopha struck the east coast of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on 4 December 2012, leaving at least 1000 people dead and displacing close to 1 million. As part of the emergency response UNOCHA established a ‘Communication with Communities’ (CwC) Working Group for the first time, which was intended to function as a cross-cluster communication support service and coordination mechanism.
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MANILA, January 17, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of people fled rising floods and an approaching storm in a fresh round of evacuations in the Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of foul weather rose to 37.
Nearly 13,000 people left their villages along the flooded banks of the Agusan river on the southern island of Mindanao in the past 24 hours, the civil defence office in the region said in an updated report.
Compostela Valley, Philippines -- Thousands of residents whose houses were destroyed by typhoon Pablo in 2012 are now proud owners of homes built for them by the Red Cross.
Rosalinda Paulinio, resident of Barangay Macopa, Compostela Valley, said that she not only lost her house to the typhoon ' but also my husband. [I got left with my] four children and a TV set [after typhoon Pablo]. "
She said that her family, like many others, were only able to survive due to the assistance from the Red Cross and "what little savings my husband had before he died."