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20 Dec 2014 description

Taft, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 12/20/2014 - 03:35 GMT

by Cecil MORELLA

Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of East Asia's deadliest storms.

Homes, boats, crops, livestock and jobs are all on the line each time the monster winds roar in from the Pacific Ocean, leaving survivors to mourn their dead and pick up the broken pieces, year in and year out.

20 Dec 2014 description

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have inked a partnership that will enable the recovery and build the resilience of selected local government units and communities in Eastern Visayas.

19 Dec 2014 description

19 December 2014

APHEDA donors helped the health volunteers from our Philippines partner organisation reach over 7,000 patients during six medical and relief missions in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

18 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive summary

Just one year after ‘Super Typhoon’ Haiyan hit the Philippines, tremendous progress has been made. The speed and scale of the humanitarian and early recovery response were made possible by the generosity of donors, strong partnerships with the Government and the amazing resilience of the people of the Philippines. While UNICEF and our partners have made a strong start, there is a lot of work ahead to achieve the shared goal of restoring economic and social conditions to at least pre-typhoon levels, with a higher level of disaster resilience.

18 Dec 2014 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation


Result of the cash-for-work programs conducted in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  1. School Relief Program: Installation of 453 pre-fabricated classrooms and rooftop repair for 203 classrooms.

  2. Teaching of Jing Si Aphorisms Program: Calming the mind and soul of school children.

  3. Building of 2,250 temporary houses.

  4. Memorial Ceremony for the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

18 Dec 2014 description

Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally, was the strongest typhoon ever recorded at landfall, ripped through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013. It caused devastation on an unprecedented scale – roofs were ripped off, villages were flattened, livelihoods were swept away and a tsunami-like storm surge claimed more than 6,300 lives and displaced some 4 million people.

18 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

Remembering the Tsunami: A Decade of Strengthening Humanitarian Response

Ten years ago, the global community faced what was one of the biggest tests of humanitarianism in recent history.

On Dec. 26, 2004, an earthquake rumbled off the coast of Indonesia, triggering a series of devastating tsunamis that struck 14 countries across the Indian Ocean. At least 228,000 people lost their lives and millions more were left homeless.

17 Dec 2014 description

Typhoon Hagupit did not spare the province of Leyte. The municipalities of Tacloban, Alang Alang and Pastrana, which experienced the full force of Typhoon Haiyan just one year ago, faced this extreme weather event head on. The storm caused extensive material damage: uprooting trees, knocking electricity lines down, and blowing roofs off.

12 Dec 2014 description

Canada committed to helping Filipinos recover from the impact of Typhoon Hagupit

December 11, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, reiterated Canada’s support for the people of the Philippines affected by Typhoon Hagupit, which has claimed 22 lives and forced the evacuation of over 1.6 million people.

11 Dec 2014 description

Did being prepared save thousands of lives over the weekend?

While we grieve with the families of those who died in Typhoon Hagupit, and help those who lost homes, there's a collective sigh of relief as the typhoon leaves the Philippines.

Just over a year ago Typhoon Haiyan passed through these same locations, killing 7,000 people and leaving a million homeless.

So did the humanitarian community do anything that potentially saved lives between those two typhoons?

10 Dec 2014 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

As Typhoon Hagupit finally exits the Philippines, a picture of the main needs on the ground is emerging.

Overall, damage appears to be moderate, but in areas such as Masbate, Samar and Leyte there is a need for food, water and emergency shelter. The rain accompanying Hagupit brought significant flooding and some landslides – damaging infrastructure, crops and livelihoods.

09 Dec 2014 description


This Paper was presented at Third International Conference on Human Rights and Peace & Conflict in South East Asia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Disasters represent a major humanitarian concern with increasing regularity and intensity due to climate change. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups during a disaster and new challenges arise for at-risk countries to guarantee children their inalienable rights. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the Philippines has again brought these challenges into focus.

09 Dec 2014 description

Snapshot 3–9 December

Philippines: Category 5 Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, made landfall on 6 December over the town of Dolores in Eastern Samar province (Eastern Philippines). At least 49 of 81 provinces are potentially at high risk. The typhoon is moving very slowly, potentially subjecting each community in the path of the typhoon to high winds and torrential rainfall for much longer. 1.1 million people are affected.

09 Dec 2014 description

By Mely Caballero-Anthony and Julius Cesar I. Trajano


The onslaught of super typhoon Hagupit has once again raised fears of massive destruction and high casualties in the Philippines. Being prepared helps mitigate the impact of destructive typhoons.


FOR THE communities in central Philippines, a repeat of 2013’s onslaught of super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) raised, once again, fears of devastation and loss of lives with the arrival of Typhoon Hagupit.

09 Dec 2014 description
report Humanity Road

By Cat Graham

Humanity Road in collaboration with Statistics Without Borders is pleased to announce the publication of a guide to help emergency managers understand social media analytics. This twenty page guide and report contains helpful tips for emergency managers.

09 Dec 2014 description

QUEZON CITY, Dec. 9 -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) assured the public that with department's proactive response, typhoon Ruby’s damage on agriculture is expected to be not as severe as what the sector had experienced during the onslaught of Yolanda last year.

In a statement, Secretary Alcala stressed that initial figures on damages presented by Assistant Secretary Edilberto De Luna and Undersecretary Emerson Palad of DA Field Operations are much lower, compared during typhoon Yolanda.

08 Dec 2014 description
report IRIN

MANILA, 8 December 2014 (IRIN) - On the second full day of operations responding to what entered the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit - since downgraded to a tropical storm - national officials say disaster coordination has improved since last year's Super Typhoon Haiyan. [ http://www.humanitarianresponse.info/programme-cycle/space/document/typhoon-haiyanyolanda-final-periodic-montoring-report-pmr-22oct2014 ]

08 Dec 2014 description
report CARE

CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with typhoon Hagupit

“Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential super typhoon hitting our region again and including our dear Tacloban in its path.

The Haiyan nightmare is something I could not imagine my family, the people in Tacloban or the rest of the Philippines experiencing again, only a year after one of the strongest storms on record devastated us.