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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.

02 Mar 2017 description

A map visual/infographic highlighting the tracks of destructive tropical cyclones, historical strong earthquakes, location of active volcanoes, active faultlines and trenches.

19 Jan 2017 description

Dear Action Against Hunger Supporters,

It’s an honor to report on a great year working together for nutrition security, to end hunger and all forms of undernutrition. For the New Year 2017, we are thrilled to start a new chapter of Action Against Hunger’s story.

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.

01 Aug 2016 description


  • The Philippines is actively working towards fulfillment of WHS core commitments.

  • Farmers are just beginning to recover from the effects of El Niño as La Niña begins.

  • Typhoon Koppu in October 2015 displaced over one million people. The Central Emergency Response Fund was a key tool for the international humanitarian community to support the Government.

  • July is National Disaster Consciousness Month to raise awareness of the country’s disaster awareness programmes.

11 May 2016 description


Conflict, violence and disasters internally displaced 27.8 million people in 2015, subjecting a record number of men, women and children to the trauma and upheaval of being forcibly displaced within their own country.

19 Apr 2016 description
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Technical Annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000


Second modification as from 08.03.2016: Fiji - Tropical Cyclone Winston:

Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji on 20 February, causing loss of lives and significant damage to shelter, agriculture and infrastructure across its path. The Fiji Government estimates that close to 350 000 people living in the cyclone’s path were affected; 42 people have been confirmed dead and close to 40 000 people remain in evacuation centres.

12 Apr 2016 description

Featured Stories

  • FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level

  • Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon

  • Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills

  • Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines

  • Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities

04 Apr 2016 description


• 31,500 people remain displaced by continuous armed clashes in Maguindanao province since 5 February.

• CERF-funded emergency health project helps 212,000 most vulnerable people among those hit by Typhoon Koppu in October 2015.

• Inter-agency Cash Working Group applies lessons of cash-transfer programming in Typhoon Haiyan response to disaster preparedness.

Displacement – a way of life in Maguindanao

31,500 people remain displaced by clashes in Maguindanao

10 Mar 2016 description

UN report calls for urgent actions to tackle rising urban disasters in Asia-Pacific

26 Feb 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Koppu (locally known as Lando) made landfall over the town of Casiguran, Aurora province, eastern Luzon on October 18, 2015 as a Category 3 typhoon with maximum sustained winds of 185km/h and gusts up to 220km/h.

04 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

Since re-establishing its presence in the Philippines in 2006, WFP has supported school feeding, supplementary feeding for pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under two years of age, provision of micronutrient powders, general food distribution (GFD), cash for assets (CFA) and cash for training (CFT) in Mindanao. WFP pays particular attention to the empowerment of women across all activities, for example, CFT projects that chart income-generating paths for women.

02 Feb 2016 description

On this Edition

  • AHA Centre Emergency Response Organisation Exercise
  • Annual Disaster Report
  • Steps for Continuous Improvement in
  • Emergency Operations at AHA Centre
01 Feb 2016 description

In November of last year, Typhoon Koppu hit the Philippines hard, especially in the province of Nueva Ecija. Then Typhoon Melor in December brought yet another wave of disaster and some of the onion seeds Tzu Chi gave were damaged. So, Tzu Chi volunteers mobilized once again to distribute more onion seeds, ahead of the planting season.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 3,284,640
Total affected children (under 18): 1,970,784
Total people to be reached in 2016: 66,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 53,700

2016 programme targets


• 45,000 mothers/caregivers accessed infant and young child counselling for appropriate feeding

• 1,450 children aged 6 to 59 months admitted to SAM programmes

• More than 75 per cent recovery rate for children treated for SAM


21 Jan 2016 description


  • Landless farmers bear the brunt of drying effects of El Niño in southern Mindanao.

  • 85 per cent of the country is projected to experience drought due to El Niño by the end of April.

  • Government declares a state of national calamity as three weather disturbances affect the Philippines.

  • 24,600 people remain displaced in Zamboanga as it faces serious water shortage.

Small-scale farmers bear the brunt of El Niño in southern Mindanao