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02 May 2016 description

More than 1,900 completed shelters made for typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected families in Bantayan Island in Cebu were formally turned over to the beneficiaries by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on May 1, 2016.

The shelter project in Bantayan Island, particularly in the municipalities of Madridejos and Bantayan, were done by the PRC in partnership with German Red Cross and was done under PRC’s Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. More than 500 houses are still to be built in Bantayan Island for those who lost their homes to typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

02 May 2016 description


  • 32 of 81 provinces in the Philippines are suffering drought.

  • Small-scale farmers hit by the drought in parts of Mindanao are exhausting coping strategies while local authorities work to deliver assistance.

  • 23,000 people remain displaced in Zamboanga City two and half years after the September 2013 conflict.

  • The Philippines seeks international classification for its search and rescue teams.

  • Philippine private sector gears up disaster preparedness ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.

28 Apr 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development –Field Office VI (DSWD-FO VI) will release the shelter assistance, amounting to P8.2 million, for the municipality of San Dionisio in Iloilo by the first week of May, assured DSWD- FO VI Regional Director Rebecca Geamala.

The Municipality of San Dionisio is one of those where the DSWD implements directly the payout of the shelter assistance in as much as the local government unit does not have exemption from the election ban.

28 Apr 2016 description


  • 105,000 people in Luzon and Mindanao were provided with food and cash assistance in March to improve their food security.

  • WFP has been providing technical support to the Government in conducting the Emergency Food Security Assessment to assess the impact of El Niño in Mindanao.

  • Ongoing military operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Mindanao triggers sporadic armed encounters which impact WFP operations in the area.

WFP Assistance

25 Apr 2016 description

New tech allows for rapid and detailed assessments of vulnerable farmland

25 April 2016 - In a bid to stay ahead of the negative impacts of climate change, floods and typhoons on food security, the Government of the Philippines and FAO have started using unmanned aerial drones to assess where farmlands are most at risk from natural disasters and quickly assess damages after they strike.

23 Apr 2016 description

The ADB program in the Philippines has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB has been a strong development partner of the Philippines, its host country, with average annual lending of $745 million in the last 10 years.

19 Apr 2016 description
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April 19th, 2015 ― Doha: A delegation of Qatar Red Crescent Society has visited the Philippines to inaugurate a housing project, as part of a development program of the Qatar Alliance for the Relief of the Peoples of Somalia and the Philippines, at a total value of $2,256,209 (QR 8,211,020).

QRCS was represented by Mr. Rashid bin Saad Al-Mohannadi, Director, Social Development Department.

The one-year project involved building 650 housing units, seven classrooms, and a depot in northern Tacloban.

19 Apr 2016 description
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South East Asia and the Pacific - version 3
Technical Annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000


Second modification as from 08.03.2016: Fiji - Tropical Cyclone Winston:

Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on 20 February, causing loss of lives and significant damage to shelter, agriculture and infrastructure across its path. The Fiji Government estimates that close to 350 000 people living in the cyclone’s path were affected; 42 people have been confirmed dead and close to 40 000 people remain in evacuation centres.

15 Apr 2016 description

Support for the Philippines Department of Science and Technology, and its National Meteorological Service; the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration


15 Apr 2016 description

For the 306  families from Tacloban City who suffered the brunt of Typhoon ‘Yolanda’ when it struck almost three years ago, having a new home is heaven sent.

Since March 29, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), National Housing Authority (NHA), and the local government unit (LGU) of Tacloban City have been moving families from the three bunkhouses located in IPI, Abucay, and NHA compound to the permanent relocation site in Ridgeview Park 1. The houses were built by NHA.

13 Apr 2016 description

By Mary Joy Evalarosa, IFRC

Ever since the construction of her new shelter began two weeks ago, Jennylind Arsollon would stand by the door of her brother-in-law’s house with her one-year-old son, Manuel, in one arm, and watch while the carpenters work.

The last two years have been rough on the 33-year-old and her family. She was taking care of her brother-in-law’s house when typhoon Haiyan struck their town in Pastrana, Leyte, in November 2013. The family was forced to seek shelter in the basement as the house fell apart.

12 Apr 2016 description

Featured Stories

  • FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level

  • Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon

  • Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills

  • Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines

  • Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities

04 Apr 2016 description


• 31,500 people remain displaced by continuous armed clashes in Maguindanao province since 5 February.

• CERF-funded emergency health project helps 212,000 most vulnerable people among those hit by Typhoon Koppu in October 2015.

• Inter-agency Cash Working Group applies lessons of cash-transfer programming in Typhoon Haiyan response to disaster preparedness.

Displacement – a way of life in Maguindanao

31,500 people remain displaced by clashes in Maguindanao

04 Apr 2016 description
report World Vision

Multi-layered Partnership Focuses on Aid Delivery, Industry Research, Fundraising and Advocacy to Reach More People in Need

Purchase, NY and Monrovia, CA – April 4, 2016 – MasterCard and World Vision today signed a multi-layered partnership agreement in which MasterCard will apply its expertise, products and services in support of World Vision’s efforts to tackle key challenges impacting the humanitarian sector.

01 Apr 2016 description

Period covered: 1 April 2014 to 5 February 2016

Appeal target (current): CHF 94.53 million

Appeal coverage: 95 per cent covered in hard pledges.

Response history

  • 8 November 2013: Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) strikes Central Philippines, causing a massive humanitarian impact.

30 Mar 2016 description
report Harvard University

Philip Dy
Tori Stephens

Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines in November 2013, claiming more than 6,300 lives, displacing more than 4 million people, and disrupting the economy and livelihoods in some of the country’s poorest regions for years to come.

18 Mar 2016 description

Iffat Idris


What are the economic impacts of humanitarian aid? What is the impact on the local economy? How is economic impact/gain distributed? How does economic impact vary with different modalities of aid? What is the economic impact of humanitarian aid on affected populations, e.g. on their access to credit? Identify key gaps in evidence.


10 Mar 2016 description

UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific