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16 Jan 2017 description

MAKATI CITY, Jan. 16 (PIA) -- The Makati City Council has approved the release of P15-million as financial assistance to 27 local government units (LGUs) directly affected by Typhoon Nina in the provinces of Quezon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Marinduque.

Mayor Abby Binay had initiated the move as an expression of sympathy and support for the typhoon victims of the said LGUs, all of which are sister-localities of the city.

03 Jan 2017 description

Crisis overview

Typhoon Nock Ten (locally known as Nina) struck the Philippines, making eight landfalls between 25 and 26 December, with gusts of up to 285 km/h and winds of 235 km/h. Affected areas are the Bicol region (Region V), Mimaropa, Calabarzon and Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). Nearly 2 million people were affected and at least three people were killed. 1.4 million of the affected are in Cantanduanes, Albay, and Camerines Sur, in Bicol.

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.

20 Dec 2016 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 2,007,914 Swiss francs (reduced from 2,994,770 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 29,210 people (increased from 20,000 people) affected by Typhoon Haima over 10 months. The operation will focus on health; water, sanitation and hygiene; shelter; food, nutrition, and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction and National Society capacity building.

20 Dec 2016 description

Bangkok, 20th December 2016 – The European Commission is providing € 328 000 in humanitarian aid funding to channel emergency relief to communities affected by two powerful typhoons which struck the country back to back recently, Typhoons Sarika and Haima (locally known as ‘Karen’ and ‘Lawin’, respectively). The aid will focus on providing assistance to meet the most pressing needs of 17 000 people in some of the worst hit provinces, namely Aurora, Cagayan, Catanduanes, Kalinga and Nueva Vizcaya.

19 Dec 2016 description

ACTED facilitated the organisation of learning visits to Mindanao for 39 participants, including municipal councellors, agriculturists, farmer groups who won the Challenge Fund, local service providers (LSPs) and ACTED staff. The participants were split into three groups:

  • 18 participants visited the Bansalan Municipality (Davao del Sur) to learn about goat raising, food production, and sloping agricultural land technology, through practical trainings.

15 Dec 2016 description


  • 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


• The Indigenous community continue to undergo protracted displacement in Mindanao, where they lack access to basic social services.

• Skills training in Zamboanga City support peacebuilding efforts and help families displaced by the 2013 conflict.

• Typhoon Haima affected regions have shifted from emergency response to recovery, with housing, infrastructure and agricultural damage being one of the major concerns.


Typhoon Haima

# of displaced persons* 2,376,723

13 Dec 2016 description

Typhoon Haima (locally named Lawin) made landfall in Peñablanca, Cagayan province, at 11 p.m. on 19 October as a Category 4 typhoon with sustained winds of 225 km/h and gusts of up to 315 km/h. Rice has sustained the most damage in the agricultural sector. Hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland were affected, of which more than one third has no chance of recovery.

06 Dec 2016 description

MANILA, Dec. 3 - Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III released P2,261,000 in total wages to Ilocos Norte’s 715 informal sector workers who were affected by Lawin and Ineng.

The payment took place during the celebration of the province’s Tan-ok Festival last week, about a month after typhoon Lawin wreaked havoc in the northernmost part of Region 1.

06 Dec 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today released its Week 3 Accomplishment Report on the ESCAP or Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) which details Total Funded vs Distributed ESCAP. The covered period of the 3rd report is from November 23 to 29.

Under the ESCAP, residents affected by Typhoon Lawin will receive financial assistance. Those with partially damaged houses are being given P10,000, while those with totally destroyed houses will receive P30,000.

28 Nov 2016 description
report Greenpeace

Solana, Cagayan; 27 November 2016 – A network of organizations comes to the aid of farmers affected by Typhoon Lawin by giving out seed and fertilizer response packages to jumpstart the province’s transition to ecological agriculture.

The People’s Food Movement -- together with local organizations, such as the Green Meadows Foundation and Solana Ecological Agriculture Group; the Local Government of Solana, Cagayan; and Greenpeace Philippines -- gave out organic seeds, fertilizers, and other farm inputs to 150 farmers in the municipality.

28 Nov 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has provided the Emergency Shelter Cash Assistance Project (ESCAP) worth P135,260,000 to 27,052 households affected by Typhoon Lawin from November 7 to 18, 2016.

ESCAP is the assistance immediately provided to victims of disasters with partially and totally damaged houses. A uniform amount of P5,000 was given to each families as an initial help in rebuilding their homes.

24 Nov 2016 description

The People’s Republic of China turned over on Tuesday an additional cash donation worth P35,000,000 to the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to help fund recovery and rehabilitation efforts of the Department for calamity-affected communities. China has earlier donated P60,000,000 on November 7 to help the affected families of Typhoon Lawin which struck the northern part of Luzon last month.

21 Nov 2016 description


  • WFP assisted 107,200 people in Mindanao with food and cash to improve their food security.

  • WFP supported the Government of the Philippines during the response to Typhoon Haima, in October.

  • Due to limited funding, nutrition and cash-based activities are in jeopardy of disruption as both are expected to have pipeline breaks in the next 12 months.

WFP Assistance

20 Nov 2016 description

QUEZON CITY, Nov. 20 -- Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo expressed her full appreciation for the collective efforts of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to provide compassionate service to Super Typhoon ‘Lawin’ survivors in Cagayan Valley.​

20 Nov 2016 description


  • Typhoons Sarika and Haima have negatively affected central and northern parts of Luzon, but overall impact on 2016 cereal crops expected to be limited

  • Cereal import requirements in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to remain high

  • Prices of rice stable in recent months

  • Typhoons negatively impacted livelihoods and food security of affected households

Cereal production in 2016 forecast to recover from last year’s reduced level

19 Nov 2016 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Enrile town and surroundings, Cagayan Province, Philippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 661 potentially damaged structures within the map extent of which 591 were identified inside the town of Enrile. This is a preliminary analysis and has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

19 Nov 2016 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially damaged buildings in Alibago village, Enrile Municipality, Cagayan Province, Phillippines. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis used a Pleiades satellite image acquired on the 25 October 2016 as a post-image. The UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis identified 303 potentially damaged structures inside the village of Alibago. The depiction and use of village locations acquired from OSM, are not warranted to be error-free nor do they imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.