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Davao Oriental already in rehabilitation stage after Typhoon Pablo, says Governor

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.

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Philippines: Typhoon Bopha (MDRPH011) - Operations update no. 7: 18 months summary


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

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Davao Oriental thanks national government for its assistance toward recovery from typhoon ‘Pablo’

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.

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DSWD now starts to turn over modified shelters to ComVal

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.

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DSWD completes 1,921 homes for Pablo victims

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.

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Typhoon Bopha Learning Review: A Review of UNOCHA’s Communicating with Communities (CwC) Work

CDAC Network

A learning review analyses the Communication with Communities Working Group, which OCHA established for the first time as part of the Bopha emergency response.

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Thousands flee storm, persistent floods in Philippines

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.

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Compostela residents hit by typhoon "Pablo" get new Red Cross houses

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."

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Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22

MANILA, January 14, 2014 (AFP) - Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated as floods and landslides hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said Tuesday.

Torrential rain struck the eastern section of Mindanao island at the weekend, unleashing a fresh round of misery for survivors of Typhoon Bopha, civil defence officials said.

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EU Ambassador confirms completion of 4,000 homes in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental to house victims of typhoon Pablo

European Union

"The road to recovery and reconstruction is easier when all the stakeholders actively participate – the affected families, local government units, international organisations and non-government organisations."

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World + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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NIA to send “Task Force Pablo” to Davao City

QUEZON CITY, December 27, (PIA)- - The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) will send tomorrow ( December 27), its “Task Force Pablo” to Davao City to evaluate the progress of their projects currently implemented in the city related to devastation in agriculture wrought by typhoon Pablo.

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New year, new homes for ‘Pablo’ victims

LAAK, Compostela Valley, Dec 27 -- Merry Love Regodon, a Grade 6 pupil, cannot hide her joy because her family celebrated Christmas and will soon celebrate New Year in their brand new home.

Last year, they spent the holidays at the evacuation center after they lost their house to Typhoon Pablo which struck on December 4, 2012.

The brand new home Merry Love was referring to is part of the newly-completed housing project for ‘Pablo’ victims in Barangay Kidawa under the Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

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DSWD turns over housing units to Pablo victims

Cateel, Davao Oriental – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in partnership with the provincial governments of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, will turn over some 1,266 permanent shelter units to families whose houses were totally damaged by Typhoon Pablo in December 2012.

The houses were constructed through the DSWD Modified Shelter Assistance Program (MSAP).

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Sweetpotato, other roots and tubers show resilience in recent Asia disasters

Between October and November of this year, two devastating cyclones struck India and the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands in dire need of food. As in previous natural disasters around the world, root and tuber crops such as sweet potato fared much better than staple cereals and pulses, providing more proof of their potential for helping communities in difficult times.

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Philippines: Typhoon Bopha Emergency appeal n° MDRPH011 - One-year consolidated update

Period covered by this operations update: 5 December 2012 to 4 December 2013 This update adjusts some budget lines, modifies some appeal outcomes, outputs and activities, and extends the operation timeframe (from 18 to 22 months) until 31 October 2014.

Appeal target (current): CHF 16,267,217 Appeal coverage: The appeal is 45 per cent covered. Further funding is still required as significant early recovery needs remain

Appeal history:

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P239-M in housing aid for Yolanda Victims released

MANILA, Dec. 11 -- Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad has released P238.6 million to the National Housing Authority (NHA) to support the Housing Materials Assistance (HOMA) to victims of Typhoon Yolanda under the agency’s Emergency Housing Assistance for Calamity Victims Program (EHACVP).

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Comprehensive response to wave of displacement crises needed

As recent events have shown, internal displacement is a recurring feature in the Philippines and adequate protection mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure IDPs are able to exercise their rights.

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Typhoon Bopha one year on

One year on from Typhoon Bopha, families still reeling from loss of livelihoods, Save the Children says. Increased support is needed if families are to fully recover from the impact of Typhoon Bopha on their livelihoods.

A year after the category 5 typhoon – the highest category for a storm – the children’s aid agency says tens of thousands are still struggling to find work to feed their families. The Typhoon, which struck on 4th December 2012, affected over six million people and left nearly 2000 dead or missing.