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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.

30 Sep 2008 description


29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008

In brief

Programme(s) summary:

The Annual Appeal to support the Philippines National Red Cross Society (PNRC) focuses on organisational development, with an emphasis on expanding its volunteer base throughout the country, as well as increasing its capacity in disaster management and health and care.

Financial situation:

The total budget for 2008 is CHF 2,158,657 (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.31 million). Unfortunately, to date, there have been no contributions to this appeal, and therefore no expenditure under this appeal.

22 Aug 2008 description

Simulated Exercise: Typhoon Disaster Scenario

"In the early morning of 27 August 2008, Typhoon "X" with a velocity of 140 km/hour landed at Muang District, Rayong, an industrial and coastal province in Thailand. The typhoon caused heavy damage to houses, public buildings and facilities, cargo ships and fishing boats. It also damaged electricity poles, triggering a power shortage in the province.

21 Aug 2008 description

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and add support to the International Federation's (i.e. secretariat and partner national societies) efforts at country level to assist host national societies scale up their work in line with the Global Agenda.

Summary: The Southeast Asia regional team based in Bangkok has continued to evolve its role as part of the new Secretariat zone support set-up across the entire Asia Pacific.

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

26 Dec 2007 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Incorporated (HFHP) recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of 495 core shelter units for families displaced by disasters in the Bicol region.

Under the agreement, DSWD will release some P34.6 million as its counterpart for the construction of the housing units. Total project cost is P42.075 million. The HFHP, on the other hand, will hire labor workforce among the beneficiaries to maximize their participation.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,019,827 (USD 1.8 million or EUR 1.22 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. Click here for budget summary.

This amount will be supplemented by CHF 8.2 million from the core budget to give an overall budget of CHF 10,219,826 (USD 9.14 million or EUR 6.19 million).

12 Oct 2007 description

They Work On 50 Houses In Bicol Express Build

MANILA, 12th October 2007: When some 800 volunteers arrived in the typhoon-struck Bicol region for a build with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, incessant rain was the unexpected welcome.

04 Oct 2007 description

KY ANH, Vietnam, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Typhoon Lekima lashed Vietnam and southern China with torrential rains and high winds, killing at least seven people, damaging hundreds of homes and disrupting air, sea and train travel, officials said on Thursday.

The storm, which killed at least five people in the Philippines last weekend, swept into central Vietnam from the sea on Wednesday night, blowing roofs off houses, sinking scores of fishing vessels and grounding flights before moving to Laos.

The typhoon raised rivers to dangerous levels in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces, but the damage …

01 Oct 2007 description

Situation Overview

- The southwest monsoon induced by Tropical Storm Hanna affected Regions V, X, XII, CAR and NCR and triggered the occurrence of landslide in Barangay Upper Pitawan, Hingyon, Ifugao, big waves in Barangay Lun Padidu, Malapatan, Sarangani and flooding in Hinigaran, Isabela, [log, Valladolid and Pontevedra, Negros Occidental.

- There were 2,532 families or 12,515 persons affected in the above areas with 225 families 11,037 persons evacuated.

- Nine (9) persons were reported dead, one (1) missing and one (I) injured in Ifugao due to landslide and one (1) dead in …

30 Sep 2007 description

Situation Overview

CAR Kalinga A total of 350 families/2, 100 persons houses partially damaged.

Two (2) communal irrigation systems were affected in Brgy. Ginaang, Pasil with 3 (CIS) in Lubuagan were damaged: Wa-it (totally washed-out) and Taba-Taba (partially damaged) due to continuous rains. The estimated cost of damage is P180,000.00.

As of 10:00 AM today, 30 September 2007, Binga and Ambuklao Dams are still opened 1 gate each (Binga-1.5m and Ambuklao-1 m) as the water level has almost reached its critical level.

11 Nov 2002 description
report UN News Service

Harnessing modern technology and increasing regional cooperation in disaster preparedness could save lives and help prevent some of the billions of dollars in property damage each year across Asian and the Pacific, United Nations officials stressed today at a meeting in Bangkok.

23 Jul 2002 description


Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001


08 Dec 1999 description
report Oxfam