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Fire Trucks Contribute to Disaster Preparedness in Philippines Typhoon Belt

Philippines - Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the first area in the Philippines to be struck by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013, today received a donation of two fire trucks and a variety of fire and rescue equipment from France.

The donation, organized by the French NGO International Emergency Fire Fighters (Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale or PUI), in partnership with IOM, is designed to support the municipality in its recovery from the devastation wrought by Haiyan.

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Building skills to rebuild communities in the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan damaged or destroyed nearly 1.1 million houses in the Philippines and displaced approximately 4.1 million people. Northern Leyte, is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Tacloban City. ACTED is training carpenters in Northern Leyte to support communities to rebuild. Nilo is one such carpenter who now has a formal carpentry certificate and his own tool box.

Nilo’s Story

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Missed Again: making space for partnership in the Typhoon Haiyan response

A new study highlights that despite efforts to include local and national actors in the Haiyan response, it remained largely internationally led, coordinated and implemented.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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US Backs IOM Anti-Trafficking Activities in Typhoon-affected Areas of Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the Central Philippines almost one year ago, has led to a rising concern about human trafficking in the affected area. IOM and its partners have been tackling this problem since the week of the disaster, registering people leaving the area through Migration Outflow Desks and informing them of the dangers posed by human traffickers.

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A Local Hero Emerges After Typhoon Haiyan

By: Jen Hardy, Catholic Relief Services

People like Ric De Veyra emerge during crisis to show that it is possible to pick up the pieces in the wake of disaster.

Even the richest country in the world has trouble recovering from a major natural disaster, as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy demonstrated. So it’s no surprise that the same story is playing out in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, which hit on November 8, 2013. It was the strongest recorded storm to ever make landfall on this nation of islands.

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After Haiyan: Communities Building Back Safer

[ACTED News] - Nearly a year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, thousands of families continue to struggle to repair or rebuild their homes. The construction of of 300 houses with ACTED’s support in Northern Leyte, one of the areas hit hardest by the typhoon, began today in the community of San Diego. ACTED with the support of ShelterBox is providing housing material, training local carpenters and mobilising community to build houses using ‘build back safer’ techniques.Teresita, aged 63 and her three grandchildren live in San Diego.

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Japan Provides Emergency Vehicles for the Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines

Chargés d'affaires to the Philippines Tetsuro Amano and CSUPT. Carlito Romero signed the grant contract for "The Project for Providing Emergency Vehicles for the Typhoon-Affected Areas in the Philippines" on October 16, 2014 at the National Headquarters of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Quezon City. The total amount is US$ 202,760 (approximately 8.5 million pesos) and is funded through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

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Economic Recovery and Market Systems Sector Update - Highlights of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Activities | October 2014

SECTOR OVERVIEW

Natural disasters and conflicts adversely affect local economies by destroying homes and businesses, damaging productive assets, and disrupting transportation and markets. To help communities resume economic activity and rebuild livelihoods, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) supports economic recovery and market systems (ERMS) activities in disaster-affected communities.

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DA reports advances in agri-fishery rehab in Yolanda-stricken areas

As the country joins the world in commemorating this year’s World Food Day, the Department of Agriculture announced that the rehabilitation efforts in farming and fishing communities affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) continue, with focus increasingly shifting from clearing operations and immediate food production to the re-establishment of vital infrastructure and market linkages.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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UNHCR delivers fresh batch of non-food items in Eastern Visayas

TACLOBAN, the Philippines, October 13 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency started distributing Monday thousands of core relief items to priority areas in Tacloban City as part of its on-going recovery assistance.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began its distribution of four thousand (4,000) hygiene kits comprised of toiletries, wrap-around clothing and undergarments in four transitional shelters in the north of the city where 372 displaced families from the hardest-hit communities of the San Jose district are temporarily relocated.

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Leading child rights organizations unite to push new bill that protects children in emergencies

House Bill 5062 calls for a structural approach to ensuring that children are well prepared, kept safe and their voices heard in disasters and emergencies.

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UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Situation Report #26, Issued on 10 October 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • September was National Mass Immunization Month. UNICEF and WHO supported the Department of Health to vaccinate 13 million children under 5 years in the Philippines. UNICEF provided 3 million doses of measles-rubella vaccine, 1.2 million doses of polio vaccine and $7.8 million in cold chain equipment.

Situation overview & humanitarian needs

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Ground-breaking projects for ShelterBox in the Philippines

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ShelterBox

ShelterBox continues to develop new shelter solutions to meet the needs of communities affected by disasters

Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November 2013, was the most powerful storm ever to make landfall, claiming 6,200 lives and destroying a million homes. In the five months following the disaster, more than 100 ShelterBox Response Team members delivered 7,000 tents, 10,000 solar lights, 870 water filtration systems, 2,300 mosquito nets, 445 tool kits and 30 SchoolBoxes.

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Right to food and nutrition watch 2014

Ten Years of the Right to Food Guidelines: Gains, Concerns and Struggles

NEW REPORT CALLS FOR MORE DEMOCRATIC FOOD SYSTEMS

Rome, Utrecht, Heidelberg, Geneva, Berlin, 8 October 2014 - Food security and human rights remain deeply threatened by concentration of land ownership, corporate domination of food systems and policy incoherence, reports the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2014, officially launched today with the participation of the new UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, Dr. Hilal Elver, at the FAO in Rome.