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21 Apr 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Disaster preparedness is an important part of ACT Alliance members’ response in the Philippines after supertyphoon Haiyan.

It is only a matter of time when the next powerful typhoon or some other natural catastrophe hits this extremely disaster-prone country. However, next time does not have to be deadly, as a lot can be done to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

That is the message of ACT Alliance members when they conduct Disaster Risk Reduction Trainings in the communities they are working with.

21 Apr 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 April 2015

Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.

17 Apr 2015 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will continue to extend livelihood assistance to some 90,078 Typhoon ‘Yolanda’-affected families in Leyte under its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP).

DSWD has allocated more than P547 million for SLP implementation this year.

17 Apr 2015 description

Provincial officials of Capiz conveyed their gratitude to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for undertaking rehabilitation programs to support poor families affected by Typhoon ‘Yolanda’.

17 Apr 2015 description

Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu

TARLAC CITY, April 16 (PIA) -- Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) shall award Friday, April 17, a check amounting to P3 billion to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for construction of more classrooms in public schools under its “Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan” project.

14 Apr 2015 description


Beginning in 2011, WHO underwent a restructuring of its emergency work to align it with the ongoing reform of the global humanitarian system led by the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC). This report describes the emergency risk and crisis management work of the Organization in 2013 and 2014, in the wake of this restructuring, and provides examples of how its new policies and procedures guided the implementation of specific activities for risk management and emergency response.

10 Apr 2015 description

In 2014, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) continued working to protect and assist people affected by decades of non-international armed conflict and other situations of violence. It also coordinated with authorities to prioritize the welfare of detainees and promote awareness of and respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) among various stakeholders.

09 Apr 2015 description

NAVAL, Biliran, April 9 (PIA) – With the ultimate goal of augmenting the income and uplifting the economic status of fish and agri farmers in the municipality of Naval, its local government unit (LGU) urged them to use new farm equipment and implements at a much lesser cost.

08 Apr 2015 description


The aim of this guide is to provide practical, easy to follow advice on what people displaced from their homes and lands by climate change can do to get help. It is written directly for climate displaced persons and their advocates.

It explains in non-technical language what climate displacement is, what rights you are entitled to as a climate displaced person, and what you can do to protect your rights.

07 Apr 2015 description

Houses and lands are restored, fishermen got new boats. But there was also attention to psychosocial support and land rights. A year after the devastating typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines we see that the local partners of ICCO and Kerk in Actie have already done a lot of work for the victims.

All assistance was aimed to enable people as quickly as possible to rebuild their own lives. This infographic gives an overview of what ICCO and Kerk in Actie have achieved in one year.

03 Apr 2015 description
report Government of Japan

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31 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 25–31 March 2015

Ukraine: Fears are growing of a new offensive in Mariupol, as non-government troops appear to be gathering nearby. A recent assessment has found that more than 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance, nearly 1.1 million of whom are in non-government-controlled areas. 20–30% of IDPs are at risk of losing their status and benefits, due to a new mechanism to verify the addresses of IDPs.

31 Mar 2015 description
report Red Cross EU Office

In the Philippines, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Typhoon Haiyan recovery operation in the Central Visayas and Palawan is targeting 500,000 vulnerable people as they restore their homes and livelihoods. The operation, one of the largest and most complex yet mounted by the movement, has 17 in-country partners supporting the work of the Philippine Red Cross, including the IFRC and ICRC. See the latest recovery programme targets and achievements (March 2015).

27 Mar 2015 description
report Guardian

The unequal distribution of aid following typhoon Haiyan has caused social divisions and feelings of resentment among some Filipinos

“Look at my house – it’s like a pigsty! My neighbours are lucky. They get to live as human beings, while this — this is for pigs.” In Cando’s community, where shanties display identical wooden walls and shiny white iron roofs, his house sticks out, looking askew and incomplete. His walls are sheets of corrugated iron tied together with a plastic tarpaulin as a makeshift roof, making the interiors stiflingly hot.

25 Mar 2015 description

March 20, 2015, Manila -On March 9, the U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) provided an additional Php63 million and school equipment for post-disaster education needs in 19 municipalities in Iloilo, Capiz and Bohol.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

24 Mar 2015 description
report Operation USA

Los Angeles nongovernmental organization Operation USA partners with Honeywell to rebuild school damaged by typhoon

Los Angeles, Calif., March 24, 2015—Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, in partnership with Honeywell, today announces the grand opening of the Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, in the Philippines. The community school replaces a facility damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013.

23 Mar 2015 description
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Evaluating change in the Philippines - a new approach

On response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which hit the Philippines in November 2013, the 13 member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) set up a multi-year recovery programme for the disaster-affected communities. This has involved activities from emergency life-saving aid in the aftermath of the storm to longer-term recovery work based largely on restoring housing and livelihoods for the affected communities.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Red Cross EU Office

In the Philippines, isolated and disadvantaged communites who survived Typhoon Haiyan are still in need of relief aid. Larger response gaps persist in Western Leyte, which requires more attention than Tacloban and surrounding municipalities. Food distributions are ongoing and remain a priority need. Food prices remain inflated and thousands of people still don’t have the financial means to buy food or have sufficient access to markets. As the emergency phase transitions into early recovery, increasing emphasis is being placed on cash for work and cash transfer programmes.