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06 May 2016 description


  • The cash-based transfer scheme, which is led by WFP and the Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation and provides food assistance to 71,700 people, has commenced.

  • The limited availability of key agriculture items such as seeds and plant cuttings in-country is constraining efforts to avoid food insecurity.

  • Support is still needed for shelter self-recovery activities, including technical training for carpenters to construct more durable housing.

Situation Update

05 May 2016 description


  • In Rakhine, 118,084 people remain displaced across 39 camps or camp-like settings. In Kachin/Northern Shan, over 96,000 IDPs are mostly dispersed over 150 camps or camp-like settings but around 9,000 with host families.


05 May 2016 description

This analysis of the economic recovery of households in the Philippines badly affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) explores how microfinance can improve its role before and after such disasters hit.

Microfinance is now an embedded feature of almost all low and middle income countries inextricably linked to the development of local markets and economies. These countries are often the most exposed to extreme climate events.

04 May 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Fiji has outlined its needs and priorities in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston at a meeting between the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Takehiko Nakao.

The AG gave Mr Nakao a detailed briefing on the Winston recovery and rebuilding effort when the two men held talks during the 49th ADB annual meeting, which is being held in Frankfurt, Germany.

04 May 2016 description

By MJ Evalarosa, IFRC

As it nears the end of its three-year operation to help communities to recover from Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Visayas region of central Philippines, the Red Cross has helped build or repair more than 72,000 homes.

04 May 2016 description

Hon Prime Minister Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit has informed the Dominican populace of urgent interventions being made to enhance the safety of citizens in a number of locations across the country.

Rehabilitation works will take place along west, east and south east coasts and the Roseau Valley.

The Hon. Prime Minister was speaking at the contract signing ceremony for projects for the Roseau Valley Constituency room when he made the announcement on Tuesday, April 26th.

03 May 2016 description
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DFID Management Response to ITAD Evaluation of the UK’s Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Section 1 – Context - English version

The evaluation focuses on both the initial response in the first 3 to 4 months, which constituted largely relief, and the transition to recovery during 2014. It addresses 3 evaluation objectives, with a particular focus on cross-cutting issues such as:

  • value for money (VfM)
  • accountability
  • violence against women and girls (VAWG) and protection
03 May 2016 description

The New Zealand government will continue to assist Fiji with rehabilitation works post Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Speaking to NZ based Radio Tarana Prime Minister John Key said they will continue with the financial assistance.

Key says this will probably be the single biggest event in the Pacific that NZ has assisted in so far.

02 May 2016 description

More than 1,900 completed shelters made for typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected families in Bantayan Island in Cebu were formally turned over to the beneficiaries by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on May 1, 2016.

The shelter project in Bantayan Island, particularly in the municipalities of Madridejos and Bantayan, were done by the PRC in partnership with German Red Cross and was done under PRC’s Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. More than 500 houses are still to be built in Bantayan Island for those who lost their homes to typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.

02 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

  • The Yemen HPF supported the strategic priorities identified in the 2015 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), and helped strengthen the humanitarian architecture, coordination mechanisms and programme cycle management of the humanitarian response. Some US$54 million were channelled to partners or committed in support of life-saving assistance to 3.4 million people affected by conflict.

02 May 2016 description


  • 32 of 81 provinces in the Philippines are suffering drought.

  • Small-scale farmers hit by the drought in parts of Mindanao are exhausting coping strategies while local authorities work to deliver assistance.

  • 23,000 people remain displaced in Zamboanga City two and half years after the September 2013 conflict.

  • The Philippines seeks international classification for its search and rescue teams.

  • Philippine private sector gears up disaster preparedness ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Caritas

From remote hillside settlements where families continue to huddle together in a single house, to a village having to manage the devastation in isolation because of a disease quarantine, the effects of Cyclone Winston are still fresh for many in Fiji.

Travelling around Viti Levu with our partners from the Archdiocese of Suva’s Commission for Justice and Development (CJD), we were able to see the full extent of the impact on people’s lives and grasp the enormity of the situation. Young and old, men and women have been traumatised by this disaster and are still in need.

28 Apr 2016 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development –Field Office VI (DSWD-FO VI) will release the shelter assistance, amounting to P8.2 million, for the municipality of San Dionisio in Iloilo by the first week of May, assured DSWD- FO VI Regional Director Rebecca Geamala.

The Municipality of San Dionisio is one of those where the DSWD implements directly the payout of the shelter assistance in as much as the local government unit does not have exemption from the election ban.

28 Apr 2016 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 7,093,143 Swiss francs (increased from 7m Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Fiji Red Cross Society (FRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 50,000 people (increased from 38,500 people) for 12 months. The beneficiary population has increased mainly due to changes in the sectors of shelter and settlements; health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); and livelihoods.

28 Apr 2016 description


  • 105,000 people in Luzon and Mindanao were provided with food and cash assistance in March to improve their food security.

  • WFP has been providing technical support to the Government in conducting the Emergency Food Security Assessment to assess the impact of El Niño in Mindanao.

  • Ongoing military operation against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Mindanao triggers sporadic armed encounters which impact WFP operations in the area.

WFP Assistance