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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.

10 Jan 2017 description

When typhoons Koppu and Melor (locally known as Lando and Nona, respectively) hit Central Luzon, a region north of Manila, in the latter part of 2015, Edna lost her home and hard-earned savings in an instant. The typhoon brought catastrophic damage to infrastructure and the agriculture sector, all of which added to the burden of the affected people. Recovering from the typhoon’s devastation is another 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.

15 Dec 2016 description

Protracted conflict had long affected the communities in Laoang, Northern Samar. Skirmishes between government security forces and the New People's Army had caused short-term but recurrent displacements that disrupted the lives and livelihoods of locals. These communities were made even more vulnerable by the recent onslaught of strong typhoons.

28 Nov 2016 description

The situation

Typhoon Melor struck Northern Samar on 14 December 2015 moving westward and exited Philippine landmass through Occidental Mindoro and dissipated over the sea west of the country on 19 December. Melor left 42 people dead, almost 300,000 houses damaged and some PHP 4.3 billion (CHF 89 million) worth of agriculture and infrastructure assets affected.

08 Jul 2016 description
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PHILIPPINES: FACTS AND FIGURES January - May 2016

In central Mindanao and in the Sulu archipelago, fighting between government security forces and armed opposition groups led to temporary displacement of thousands of civilians. Meanwhile, sporadic hostilities continued between government security forces and the New People's Army in eastern Mindanao, leading to the protracted displacement of civilians; while pockets of clashes also occurred in parts of southern Luzon and Visayas regions.

11 May 2016 description

28 MILLION PEOPLE FORCIBLY DISPLACED BY CONFLICT AND DISASTERS IN 2015 AND MILLIONS MORE STILL INVISIBLE: IDMC NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL CRISIS OF INTERNAL DISPLACEMENT

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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South East Asia and the Pacific - version 3
Technical Annex - version 3

AMOUNT: EUR 21 400 000

  1. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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

16 Mar 2016 description

PASAY CITY, Mar. 15 -- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) allotted more than P178 million in emergency loan for 5,624 active members and old-age pensioners who were affected by typhoon Nona in Marinduque.

Active members are qualified to apply for emergency loan if they are working or residing in the province, not on leave of absence without pay, are updated in premium contributions, and have no unpaid loan amortizations in the last six months. Old-age pensioners residing in the province are also qualified to avail of the program.

14 Mar 2016 description
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Typhoon Melor tore through the Philippines last December, leaving 14,400 families with damaged or destroyed houses – houses that were no longer fit to live in. However, your support has helped us provide the vital tools needed to rebuild homes and repair communities.

One of those homes belonged to the Capangpangan family in the village of Binay. Robert and Jennibeth Capangpangan have eight children aged between four and 15. We recently returned to the Philippines to see how the family are recovering after the typhoon.

08 Mar 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 2,079,515 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,740,793 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to some 45,000 people over 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: emergency relief and shelter, recovery shelter, health, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

04 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • About 16,100 people displaced in transition sites of Zamboanga struggle to cope with water shortages.

  • Over 56,000 people are displaced by clashes between the military and armed groups in central Mindanao.

  • Local civil society steps up efforts to engage the elderly and disabled people in crises.

  • Philippine Congress passes the first bill in Asia to protect children in emergencies.

Drought hits Zamboanga IDPs

22 Feb 2016 description

NORTHERN SAMAR, Feb. 22 -- One of PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program's project is helping residents Silvino Lobos to start all over again after Typhoon Nona devastated their town.

Known locally as Little Baguio, the town sits in the slope of hills and mountains. Before PAMANA built a bridge and a concrete road linking the town proper to two barangays, people in the community needed a day to get to the town from their villages.

16 Feb 2016 description

Manila, 15 February 2016 – The European Commission is making available €3 million (Php 156.34 million) in humanitarian aid funding to assist people affected both by the aftermath of Typhoon Melor (locally known as Nona) and the prolonged conflict in Mindanao.

14 Feb 2016 description

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has scaled up its humanitarian assistance to tens of thousands of families who have lost their homes and livelihoods after the onslaught of Typhoon Melor (local name: Nona).

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.