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20 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, Nov 20 -- In its bid to develop a more responsive budget plan for the next fiscal year, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.

20 Nov 2014 description

Posted by Nancy Lindborg on Tuesday, November 18th 2014

19 Nov 2014 description


After nine months of response in close partnership with national authorities, significant progress has been made in meeting the needs of vulnerable people affected by last November’s Typhoon Haiyan (locally-known as Yolanda). Of the 45 indicators tracked in the third and final Periodic Monitoring Report (PMR), 30 show achievements of greater than 50 per cent, and 15 of these indicators have reached or surpassed the targets established in the Haiyan Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

18 Nov 2014 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) One year after Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Salesian missionaries working in the region have successfully completed community rehabilitation and rebuilding projects allowing survivors to return to their normal lives.

18 Nov 2014 description

ILOILO CITY, Nov. 17(PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare and Development here has assured Typhoon Yolanda affected residents in Ajuy, Iloilo that government does not stop finding ways to help them.

Evelyn Macapobre, DSWD regional director, recently led the giving of financial assistance to homeless typhoon victims in that town, which she commended for being prompt in the submission of the required documents.

18 Nov 2014 description
infographic Asian Development Bank

On 8 November 2013, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the most powerful storms ever recorded to hit land, devastated a huge area of the Central Philippines. In response, ADB immediately designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of Yolanda-hit areas. In addition to grants and loans, ongoing ADB projects for transport, conditional cash transfers, and agrarian reform were re-designed to help affected communities.

17 Nov 2014 description

A safer home for Maricel and her family

Typhoon Haiyan one of the deadliest and most powerful storms made landfall in the Philippines on 8th November 2013. Huge numbers of houses were either completely destroyed or heavily damaged.

17 Nov 2014 description

By Laurie Robinson

Nov. 17, 2014

AKRON, Pa. -- One year after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed the house of Dominga Arias in the Philippines, the 50-year-old widow and mother of three has a new home with a more spacious bedroom than she did before.

The simple wood structure with a tin roof was built by combining wood from her old house with a shelter kit of new wood, tin roofing, rebar and building supplies, provided by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) through Church World Service (CWS) and its partners.

17 Nov 2014 description

Contact: Betsy Edwards

RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 14, 2014) – One year after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, wreaking a path of destruction that left more than 6,000 people dead, $2 billion in property damage and millions of people homeless, ChildFund International continues to support thousands of children and communities affected by the storm.

17 Nov 2014 description

One year has passed since the typhoon Yolanda hit and caused a tremendous damage in the Philippines. Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas, seems to be revitalized again after one year. Many people and cars are passing by the streets, which are free of debris. A lot of street stands and stores are back, and people in Tacloban have their smiles back on their face. New construction or rebuilding of buildings and houses are seen everywhere.

17 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $23 million in grants to the Philippines to address immediate needs, and stands ready to provide a $500 million emergency loan to help reconstruct communities devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, also known internationally as Typhoon Haiyan.

14 Nov 2014 description

Key messages

  • One year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck in the Philippines, the EU remains committed to assisting the recovery.
    Commission's assistance alone made a direct difference for around 1.2 million people in the emergency phase.

  • The European Commission has provided €40 million in humanitarian assistance and early recovery interventions to help those affected by Haiyan. Including the assistance from EU Member States, the total EU aid amounts to over € 180 million.

14 Nov 2014 description
report Caritas Australia

One year on from the Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named ‘Yolanda’), thousands of people across the Philippines are rebuilding their lives, with the help of funding and support from the Australian Catholic community and the Australian Government.

Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, is working on the ground alongside Caritas Philippines and 41 other agencies within the Caritas network, as the country enters a phase of recovery and rehabilitation.

14 Nov 2014 description

KALIBO,Aklan, Nov. 10 (PIA6) -- Eighty-eight (88) Aklanon families whose houses were totally destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda last year are now assured of living in safer, stronger and better houses (core shelters) with the recent turnover of certificates of occupancy by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to these beneficiaries.

The construction of the core shelters was made possible through the PRC in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Society (IFRC) and the Air Asia.

13 Nov 2014 description

On November 8th 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through 9 regions of the Philippines, including Tacloban city (200,000 inhabitants), Leyte. 11.3 million people were affected by the typhoon, leaving a trail of destruction across the country.

ACTED’s response was rapid; being reactive on the ground 2 days post-typhoon with 3 bases in Northern Leyte, Eastern Samar, and Davao. ACTED was one of the first NGOs in Guiuan, meeting the immediate basic needs of those affected by the disaster.

12 Nov 2014 description
report ACT Alliance

One year after Typhoon Haiyan, people in the Philippines on November 8 remembered their lost loved ones during ceremonies throughout the affected areas. They remembered the dead, celebrated the will to survive, and they criticized their government. The ACT Alliance has accompanied the people of the Philippines since well before the storm, and its response to the disaster has reached some one million people. But construction of new homes for survivors has been challenging because of difficulties in obtaining land in safe locations.

12 Nov 2014 description

From the Department of Labor and Employment

Reporting its contribution to the rehabilitation of devastated communities exactly one year after super typhoon Yolanda wrought death and destruction in four regions of the country, Secretary of Labor and Employment Rosalinda-Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday said the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) had spent P556.69 million of its budget from November 2013 to date, which had directly benefited 98,590 individuals/persons in Region 4-B, 6, 7, and 8.

12 Nov 2014 description

It has been 9 months since November 8th 2013. On that date, Typhoon Haiyan the strongest storm ever to make landfall, swept through the Philippines Due to the unprecedented trail of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan many family homes were heavily damaged and destroyed in Leyte and Eastern Samar Provinces. In Leyte alone 89% of houses were totally destroyed. To support families’ transition from emergency shelter assistance to early recovery and rehabilitation ACTED supported by ShelterBox is implementing a community-led shelter reconstruction project in Northern Leyte.

12 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, Nov 12 -- Malacañang announced on Monday that the fund for the rehabilitation of areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda has reached P199.48 billion.

In a statement sent to members of the Malacañang Press Corps, Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. noted that the amount came in the form of loans, financial grants and donations.

11 Nov 2014 description

La Cooperación Española participó en las operaciones de ayuda internacional que atendieron a la crisis humanitaria causada por el tifón Yolanda en Filipinas hace un año.

A día de hoy, la población de la zona más afectada, Tacloban, continúa recuperándose del azote del tifón. Para ello cuenta con el apoyo de la Cooperación Española, que financia en la zona diversos proyectos de desarrollo y preparación ante desastres.