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17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and remain prepared to respond to requests for humanitarian assistance. UNICEF and partners reached more adults and children than planned, providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming. Reports of Grave Child Rights Violations have been identified, verified and responded to.

09 Jan 2017 description

Introduction: Anti-social behavior and self-preservation are often assumed to be normal responses to threats and disasters; on the contrary, decades of research and empirical studies in social sciences showed that pro-social behaviors are frequently common and that solidarity is the typical response to a variety of threats.

04 Jan 2017 description

MANILA, Jan. 5 - In line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to provide victims of Typhoon Yolanda a conducive and permanent resettlement area, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said that water tanks and jetmatic pumps have been installed in all resettlement sites of Yolanda victims.

“As promised, all resettlement sites are now provided with water. The Tacloban North Resettlement Site is now equipped with 67 units of 5 cubic meter and 70 units of 2 cubic meter stainless water tanks,” Villar said.

04 Jan 2017 description
report British Red Cross

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal raised over £95 million in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, and allocated approximately £6.4 million to British Red Cross. Of this, British Red Cross spent £1.8 million during the initial emergency response and the remaining £4.6 million during the recovery.

This evaluation looks at the DEC–funded parts of the recovery programme which focussed mainly on shelter and livelihoods assistance.

02 Jan 2017 description
report Concern Worldwide

Written by Craig Burnett

Fishing is a way of life across the Philippines, so when Typhoon Haiyan hit the nation of many islands in 2013, we aimed to restore the livelihoods of fisherman in the form of new, more sustainable fishing vessels. Here’s what happened.

29 Dec 2016 description

Period covered by this operation update: 8 November 2013 to 30 November 2016
Appeal target (current): CHF 94.53 million
Appeal coverage: 96 per cent

Appeal history:

  • 18 August 2015: The budget was adjusted downwards by 5 per cent, from CHF 99.88 million to CHF 94.53 million via Operations Update 13.

  • 30 July 2014: A further revision of the emergency appeal was launched, seeking CHF 99.88 million to support 100,000 households (500,000 people) through December 2016.

27 Dec 2016 description
report Protection Cluster

This six-page case study details the barangays (native Filipino term for village or district) around Ormoc City, in the province of Leyte in the Philippines. Ormoc and its surrounds were significantly impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and humanitarian needs quickly grew. Recognizing that increased stress for those impacted by a natural disaster can lead to an increase in violence against children, members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement enhanced child protection prevention work, using a youth-led, community-based approach.

26 Dec 2016 description

Key Messages

  • The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with several earthquakes and around 20 tropical cyclones per year among other natural calamities.

  • In 2015, the European Commission made available a total of € 2.1 million in response to the decades-long armed conflict in the southernmost island of Mindanao, which has displaced more than 495 000 individuals since 2012.

21 Dec 2016 description

Climate-related natural disaster shocks are expected to rise as the earth is getting warmer, which will adversely affect growth prospects globally.

20 Dec 2016 description

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Dec. 20 (PIA) – Thousands of rural workers and micro entrepreneurs in Capiz and Iloilo gathered together to show their commitment and resiliency

Karen Tuason, Panay Island team leader of HEKS Swiss Church Aid and Task Force Mapalad, said that the event dubbed as “Pagtililipon,” (a local term for gathering) of the farmers and fisher folks including the micro entrepreneurs was organized to show that said rural workers can stand anew.

16 Dec 2016 description

Executive Summary

Super Typhoon Haiyan is the most devastating weather disturbance and the first major mega-disaster that hit the Philippines in recent memory. Its aftermath offers lessons that need to be factored into the country’s HADR policies, systems, and capacities if the country is to build resilience to increasingly frequent and extreme weather events like Super Typhoon Haiyan.

15 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided food and cash assistance to 138,700 people in central Mindanao to improve their food security.
  • WFP organized the second forum on Forecast-based Financing (FbF) in the Philippines and called on the national government and other stakeholders to strengthen the link between scientific information, early warning and disaster preparedness.

WFP Assistance

13 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

As we at Lutheran World Relief anticipate the tremendous humanitarian challenges we might face in the coming year, a quote from Desmond Tutu comes to mind: “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”

09 Dec 2016 description

On 8 November 2013, Tacloban city was devastated by typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon on record to make landfall. Despite crippling damage, the local government strove to coordinate recovery efforts towards a better, more resilient city. This paper describes the experience, challenges, successes and lessons of the Tacloban city government as the city transitioned from the humanitarian response to the recovery and development phases following the disaster.

07 Dec 2016 description

Tzu Chi’s humanitarian aid to the survivors after typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines) has lasted for over 3 years from 2013 until now. Relief projects includes food distributions, cash for relief, housing projects, vocational training programs, rebuilding projects, environmental projects, medical services, volunteer training programs, etc. Though Tacloban city, the most damaged area in the typhoon, is far away form Manila, there is no distance too far that it cannot be reached to a loving heart.

05 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

01 Dec 2016 description

Completion of renovation and reconstruction of 96 classrooms in 9 schools