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Oxfam Annual Report & Accounts 2013/14

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Oxfam

Last year was highly challenging for Oxfam. We responded to 27 devastating emergencies, including a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions in Syria, and supported the efforts of millions of hard-working people facing the injustice of poverty.

All that we do is only possible because of the contributions of our supporters, volunteers, activists, partners, staff, and the communities we work with around the world. Read our Annual Report to find out how we did it.

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Global emergency overview snapshot 22 - 29 july

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Rebuilding storm-resilient shelters in Haiyan-stricken areas

Haiyan, the world’s most powerful typhoon to make landfall, not only destroyed lives and livelihoods but left millions of houses in central Philippines in ruins. More than eight months after the typhoon battered the country, rebuilding efforts are well underway. Helene Plennevaux heads the ICRC's sub-delegation in Guiuan. In this audio slide show she tells us how the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross are building storm-resilient shelters for thousands of families along the southern coast of Samar Island.

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Doctors send aid to Yolanda victims

By: Danilo E. Doguiles

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, July 25 (PIA) -- Members of the Philippine Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (PSOHNS) here recently handed to the Socksargen Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc (SFFAII) some P269,000 as financial aid to victims of typhoon Yolanda.

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Pacific Islands Humanitarian Bulletin, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• El Niño alert issued, with meteorologists estimating a 70 per cent chance of event developing by late 2014.

• OCHA and the Pacific Humanitarian Team responded to five emergencies between November 2013 and May 2014.

• Recovery efforts in cyclone-affected Tonga include a cash-for-work programme focusing on food security and debris management.

• A study of the Pacific Humanitarian Team response in the Solomon Islands finds coordination support appreciated, but improved communication and assessments needed.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

By Kate Marshall, IFRC

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.

They greet the visitors with “Mupia ong-koi, ong-koi, [welcome friend],” as they disembark and make their way to the outdoor meeting hall where Philippine Red Cross is scheduled to conduct a recruitment drive for 30 community volunteers and the barangay (village) recovery committee.

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Tirer les leçons de l'expérience asiatique en matière d'intervention humanitaire

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 23 juillet 2014 (IRIN) - En préparation du Sommet mondial sur l'aide humanitaire, des gouvernements, universitaires, acteurs humanitaires, responsables militaires et activistes de toute la région Asie-Pacifique se réunissent à Tokyo aujourd'hui, le 23 juillet, pour tirer des enseignements de l'expertise de la région en matière de réponse aux crises humanitaires.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

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IRIN

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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ACF Interventions in Zamboanga, Leyte and Tacloban

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Nine months into recovery and reconstruction efforts after armed faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) engaged the Philippines security forces in Zamboanga on 9 September 2014, ACF International, the world’s leading organization in the fight against hunger and malnutrition, is continuing providing a range of essential support to complement government efforts for the 25,670 displaced people, among them 13,000 in Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Stadium and thousands more in other evacuation centers.

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“No-build zones” confusion delays resettlement of Haiyan survivors

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IRIN

MANILA, 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Mixed messages related to “No-Build Zones” in coastal areas of the Philippines, including those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2014 can create a false sense of security, and prevent the rehabilitation of storm-displaced people, officials and experts warn.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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Australia responds to Typhoon Rammasun

The Australian Government is providing urgent humanitarian assistance to the people of the Philippines following Typhoon Rammasun, known locally as ‘Glenda’.

Australia again stands with the Philippines, our close friend and partner, at this difficult time and extend our sympathy to those affected by this natural disaster.

Typhoon Rammasun struck the Philippines on 15 July, just eight months after Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the country in November 2013.

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Pacific Partnership delivers on promises

Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have improved the lives of thousands of people in Timor-Leste, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines as part of the largest annual multilateral humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted in the Asia-Pacific region.

Exercise Pacific Partnership 14 has delivered medical, dental, veterinary and engineering aid while strengthening international relationships with partner and host nations.

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Post-typhoon clean up begins in Philippines

A clean up is under way in the Philippines after the battering inflicted by Typhoon Rammasun.

It was the most powerful storm to hit the country this year, passing just south of the capital Manila as it carved a path across the main island of Luzon.

Unlike last year, when Super Typhoon Haiyan killed thousands, the death toll this time has been put at around 20.

Australia is among those to have offered emergency relief supplies.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

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Improved access to safe water for the Haiyan affected people

Some 200 people of Kayangel, a small island of Palau are now taking support from a UNDP project for having improved access to water through renewable and sustainable solar water pumping systems. It is expected that the new system will improve the stable access of power to run the pumps in Kayangel, in turn improving access to freshwater for the inhabitants of the island.

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Ploumen: Appreciation for relief work in the Philippines

Aid organisations are working hard to rebuild the Philippines in the wake of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013, in which 6,000 people died and millions were made homeless. This was the conclusion drawn by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen following her visit to the affected area with the President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 9 - 15 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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As another typhoon hits Philippines Oxfam warns there are not enough evacuation centres to keep people safe

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Oxfam

Strong winds destroyed some tents, while rain and flood water began to seep into makeshift homes in and around Tacloban, one of the worst-hit areas by typhoon Haiyan.

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Kim Announces New Planned Funding for Filipinos Hit by Typhoon Haiyan

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World Bank

More than $62 million planned for jobs, roads and bridges

TANAUAN (LEYTE), JULY 14, 2014 – World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today reaffirmed the institution’s support for the Philippines’ reconstruction efforts during his visit to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Leyte, announcing that the organization was preparing more funding soon.

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Philippines braces for first major storm of the season

07/14/2014 09:17 GMT

MANILA, July 14, 2014 (AFP) - Thousands of people living in coastal areas of the Philippines were preparing on Monday to evacuate as the first major storm of the rainy season barrelled towards the archipelago.

Tropical Storm Rammasun is expected to hit fishing communities in the eastern Philippines late Tuesday and then bring heavy rain to Manila and other heavily populated northern areas, civil defence officials said.

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Emergency appeal n° MDRPH014, 6-month summary update

Period covered by this Operation Update: November 2013 to May 2014. This update represents a summary of the operation over the first six months with cumulative financial and operational outcomes.

Appeal target (current): CHF126,156,616