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03 Feb 2012 description

When tropical storm Sedong hit the Philippines in December 2011, the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) through member ACF and with support from ECHO extended its presence in the country in order to fill important gaps in coordination and to provide technical support.

Tropical storm Sedong

From the very first stage of the emergency, the CaLP’s support was appropriate and effective in addressing the needs of stakeholders and filling gaps in coordination.

01 Feb 2012 description

On Friday 16th December, 2011, tropical storm Washi, locally known as Sendong, brought 10 hours of torrential rains that triggered disastrous flash flooding across Mindanao, in the south of the Philippines.

01 Feb 2012 description

Chongtham Gunnamani Research Intern, IPCS email: chongthamg@gmail.com

The 24th round of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to end the decades old conflict was concluded on 11 January 2012 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The joint statement of the talk spoke of constructive discussion on substantive issues between the parties. The talk apparently also formulated a draft road map towards a resolution of the Bangsamoro demand for an independent Muslim state.

31 Jan 2012 description
Policy brief: Re-shaping policy and institutions for integrating climate and disaster resilience

Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration (and accompanying policy brief) is an essential step-by-step guide for more joined-up thinking and action in disaster risk management, especially for sudden and slow-onset disasters exacerbated by climate change. It supports disaster risk practitioners to:

  • connect with colleagues in development and climate change adaptation by creating a shared ‘language’ of resilience

  • assess existing (or develop new) organisations, policies or programmes and build partner networks to fill capacity gaps

31 Jan 2012 description

BANGKOK, 31 January 2012 - Mayors from the Mindanao region in the Philippines recently ravaged by Typhoon Sendong have been tasked to invest more in prevention and mitigation measures, by one of last year’s recipients of the prestigious Sasakawa Award.

The call was issued by disaster risk reduction (DRR) champion vice-Mayor Al Arquillano from San Francisco, in the Camotes Islands, who won the award for making his municipality safer against disasters.

31 Jan 2012 description


· Shelter assessment reports damage to 70% of houses in areas surveyed, with 30% of these dwellings having been destroyed or washed away

· To date, nearly 7,000 adults and 15,000 children have been provided with psycho-social support

· Up to 50% of logs and debris has been retrieved and cleared in coastline areas of Iligan; further clean-up works are urgently required outside city centers of Iligan and Cagayan de Oro

31 Jan 2012 description

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- A total of P1.04 billion in damages to 28 public school buildings have been recorded in region 10 due to tropical storm Sendong last year.

Eight of these school buildings with damages amounting to P261.10M were in the First Congressional District of Cagayan de Oro (CDO) while six others amounting to P556.85M were in the 2nd District of the city.

Likewise, 14 of these school buildings with damages amounting to P222.33M were in the 2nd Congresional District of Lanao del Norte.

31 Jan 2012 description
report REACH Initiative
  1. Executive Summary

1.1.Context of Topcial Storm Sendong

31 Jan 2012 description
report IRIN

MANILA, 31 January 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippine government has made geo-hazard maps, which outline areas prone to natural disasters, publicly available [ http://www.mgb.gov.ph/lhmp.aspx ] in a bid to reduce vulnerability at community level.

31 Jan 2012 description
report Mercy Relief


Ketsana survivors kept safe from Washi through early warning system and structural defence

31 Jan 2012 description

by Vincent N. Labial

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte, Jan. 31 (PIA) -- More than a month after deadly Tropical Storm Sendong hit Iligan City, huge quantity of relief goods finally arrived in the remotest barangays of Iligan.

In the multi-sectoral relief operation led by the provincial LGU of Lanao del Norte, twelve army trucks arrived in the interior barangay of Rogongon to deliver essential goods, food items, school supplies and rice packs to victims of the deadliest storm to hit the country for 2011.

31 Jan 2012 description

Informe sobre conflictos, derechos humanos y construcción de paz es un anuario que analiza el estado del mundo en términos de conflictividad y construcción de paz a partir de cuatro ejes: conflictos armados, tensiones, procesos de paz, y dimensión de género en la construcción de paz. A partir de estas temáticas, Alerta 2013!