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23 Jun 2017 description

By Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan, 22 June (PIA6) -- Identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries from Aklan’s 8 municipalities are set to receive assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy or SMERA.

The beneficiaries will come from the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Libacao, Batan, Altavas, Balete, Banga and Madalag, according to DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde, who shared this information during the “DTI Meets the Media” activity here recently.

14 Jun 2017 description

EU humanitarian aid for the Philippines:

  • € Close to 75.3 million in response to natural disasters and € 25.4 million to assist victims of armed conflicts since 1997

  • Over € 10 million for disaster preparedness between 1998 and 2017

In 2017:

  • € 725 000 for humanitarian assistance to displaced people in Mindanao

:**In 2016:**

  • € 1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to victims of Typhoon Melor

12 Jun 2017 description

Child Labour in Emergencies: Introducing the New Interagency Toolkit

The Toolkit, produced by the Child Labour Task Force, co-chaired by Plan International and the ILO, was launched in November 2016 during the Annual Meeting of the Alliance in Geneva.

02 Jun 2017 description

'I felt finished.' In three words, a woman in the fishing community of Biasong recalled the despair she felt when she surveyed the damage inflicted by Typhoon Haiyan.

The strongest tropical storm ever to make landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Visayas region on November 8th 2013. 16 million people were affected, 8,000 people were killed and 1.4 million homes were damaged or destroyed.

11 May 2017 description

Diane Archer

People forced to leave their homes are often displaced for many years, and most end up in urban areas. So how can host cities become more resilient while managing such crises? A meeting last week shared learning from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, reports Diane Archer.

Conversations around urban resilience often focus on making cities better able to withstand the impacts of climate change. But there are other shocks and stresses affecting cities, including mass influxes of people fleeing conflict, disaster or other threats.

05 May 2017 description

Without running water, students face hygiene challenges and education is disrupted

January 2017—Romyla Macanas and Ella Maeh Lopez know how essential clean water is for good hygiene. The two teenagers are in the 10th grade at Tolosa National High School in Leyte province in the central region of the Philippines.

In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the region’s infrastructure. The water systems of schools were not spared, leaving students like Macanas and Lopez to return to classes in a school with no running water.

21 Apr 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

GFDRR supports governments in designing financial protection strategies and instruments to respond to natural disasters. The Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) leads the dialogue on financial resilience as a component of the World Bank’s support to countries in better managing disasters and climate shocks. The initiative connects financial expertise with risk management across many sectors, bringing countries comprehensive solutions and helping them to become more effective in managing their own risk.

21 Apr 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) hopes to complete by the end of June 2017 the distribution of P5,000 financial assistance to survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Regions VI, VII, VIII, and the Negros Island Region (NIR) who have not received Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) from the government.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

06 Apr 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This publication is an initiative of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific. The RCG seeks to not only link the region with the Global Consultative Group on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination, but also to provide a learning platform for good practice. This publication focuses on Asia and the five priority countries in this region that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.

04 Apr 2017 description

Climate change increases the risk of natural disasters and places a strain on livelihoods. This may contribute to high-risk behaviours and other negative coping strategies among affected populations, such as resorting to unscrupulous recruitment agencies associated with human smuggling and trafficking.

This IOM infosheet explores the links between climate change, human trafficking and smuggling in the Asia-Pacific region. To address these challenges, the infosheet provides an overview of best practices from existing projects in the region.

03 Apr 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, March 3 -- Following the conduct of its validation activities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 08 or the Supplemental Guidelines ​ensuring the efficient and speedy implementation of the P5,000​ Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to Typhoon Yolanda-affected households in Regions VI, VII, VIII, and Negros Island Region (NIR).

The 5KPFA is the provision of P5,000 cash aid to eligible households, without distinction as to the extent of damage to the home.

02 Apr 2017 description
report Tufts University, Oxfam
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Executive summary
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Evidence brief

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

There is growing consensus on the need to consider and support markets as part of humanitarian responses. It is assumed that this support will increase the impact of responses – yet to date such assumptions are rarely supported by data and strong evidence.

31 Mar 2017 description

Following the conduct of its validation activities, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 08 or the Supplemental Guidelines ​ensuring the efficient and speedy implementation of the P5,000​ Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to Typhoon Yolanda-affected households in Regions VI, VII, VIII, and Negros Island Region (NIR).

The 5KPFA is the provision of P5,000 cash aid to eligible households, without distinction as to the extent of damage to the home.

31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Oxfam

In 2013, super typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc on Eastern Samar and Bantayan Island and triggered a huge humanitarian response. Now the challenge is to support sustainable development. Having a toilet is a ‘damgo’ (a dream), not a necessity for poor families in the Philippines. If you didn’t think having a clean toilet at home was important before the disaster, why would it be important afterwards?

24 Mar 2017 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), under instructions from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, continues to provide support and technical assistance to local government units to hasten the implementation of the Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) for the Typhoon “Yolanda”-affected households with damaged houses in Regions VI, NIR, VII and VIII.

17 Mar 2017 description

17 March 2017 – “Building back better” has become the standard in the recovery and rehabilitation efforts following the devastation from Typhoon Yolanda in the Eastern Visayas region more than three years ago.

Communities in Eastern Visayas, including in Samar and Eastern Samar, now have more disaster-resilient infrastructure and livelihood with the support of the government and international development partners like the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

15 Mar 2017 description

More than three years after Super Typhoon Yolanda hit Visayan provinces, recovery efforts continue for communities with the turnover today of disaster-resilient infrastructure in Tacloban and Palo in Leyte and in Balangkayan, Hernani and Quinapondan in Eastern Samar.