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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.

25 Aug 2015 description
  • Despite impressive progress to address poverty and food insecurity, climate-related hazards could threaten these hard-won development gains.

  • Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the central part of the country in November 2013, and more recently Typhoon Hagupit are testament to the potentially devastating effects of climate on food security and vulnerable livelihoods.

  • Better understanding of climate risks and their impact on household food security is a critical first step for managing and reducing risks.

02 Mar 2011 description

by Ed de Leon

LEGAZPI CITY, Mar 2 (PIA) - The Regional Development Council (RDC) has endorsed last week the budget proposed for funding next year by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional office for the construction of additional Sabo structures around critical areas down slopes of Mayon volcano to mitigate the destructive flow of lahar in times of heavy rains.

DPWH regional director Danilo Dequito said during the RDC full council meeting that the proposed Sabo dams will be constructed along the volcano gullies flowing down streams the rivers of Yawa in this …

10 Dec 2009 description

Vietnam's central region suffers annually from a torrent of violent weather but despite gallant efforts to rebuild lives, it seems there is always another disaster just around the corner. When natural disasters strike, the country mourns together and works to rebuild communities.

06 Mar 2009 description

GLIDE no TC-2006-000175-PHL

Period covered by this Final Report: October 2006 to December 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 9,878,867 (USD 9.67 million or EUR 6.28 million);

Final Appeal coverage: 98%;

Appeal history:

- Preliminary emergency appeal launched on 2 October 2006 for CHF 5,704,261 (USD 4,563,408 or EUR 3,610,292) to assist 126,000 beneficiaries for three months.

- Appeal revised on 19 October 2006 to update plans and extend the operation timeframe to nine months.

09 Dec 2008 description

CPV: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 8 said that is it providing a 25.5 million USD supplementary financing to an existing emergency assistance loan to Vietnam for the rehabilitation of rural infrastructure severely damaged by typhoons and storms in 2005.

The project was initially approved in 2006 by ADB with a loan of 50.97 million USD. However, high inflation has increased the cost of civil works, materials, and labor.

08 Dec 2008 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $25.5 million supplementary financing to an existing emergency assistance loan to Viet Nam for the rehabilitation of rural infrastructure severely damaged by typhoons and storms in 2005.

The project was initially approved in 2006 by ADB with a loan of $50.97 million. However, high inflation has increased the cost of civil works, materials, and labor. Additional damage to rural infrastructure caused by typhoons in 2006 and 2007 has contributed to significant cost overruns.

30 Oct 2008 description

The homes of over 15,000 families that were destroyed by typhoons and other natural calamities were rebuilt and repaired in record time under the shelter program of Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) headed by Chairman and CEO, Sen. Richard Gordon.

"Most people can only imagine the almost unspeakable suffering endured by people who have lost their homes in typhoons, mudslides or floods.

20 May 2008 description

Help the Red Cross help people. It's your chance to make things better.

The world is still reeling from the shocking news about an estimated 63,000 to 100,000 people killed in Myanmar, and hundreds of thousands of others-as much as a million people if U.N. World Food Program estimates are correct--left homeless.

The Red Cross and other aid agencies are now on the move to help the victims of the Myanmar typhoon disaster.

In the Philippines, the general public usually associates the PNRC with blood drives.

10 May 2008 description

Experts in disaster relief and rehabilitation cannot help but wonder how this seemingly superhuman feat was accomplished: in a span of only eight months, 12,300 homes were built from scratch or seriously repaired to provide shelter for as many families in the typhoon-devastated Bicol region in the Philippines.

Leading the awe-inspiring efforts of the Philippine National Red Cross to rebuild homes, save lives and restore dignity to victims of the typhoons that wrought death and destruction to the Bicol region is PNRC Chairman and CEO and Philippine Senator Richard J.

31 Mar 2008 description

Period covered by this Final Report: October 2006 to December 2007;

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,350,061 million (USD 1,332,288 million or EUR 857,688);

Final Appeal coverage: 100%

Summary: Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) played an important role in supporting the government of Viet Nam in assisting the people made most vulnerable after the Xangsane and Durian typhoons that hit the central and the south of the country in October and December of 2006 respectively.

12 Mar 2008 description

by MS Arguelles

Legazpi City (12 March) -- Albay 2nd district representative Al Francis Bichara has urged the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to use the undisbursed P120 million Calamity Assistance for Relief Effort (CARE) for energy rehabilitation in the second district of Albay.

Bichara said that he asked in a letter to NEA administrator Edith Bueno to urilize the undisbursed P120 million CARE funds for the re-energization of at least 12 villages in the island town of Rapu-Rapu.

In Rapu-Rapu, villages still awaiting energization are barangays Linao, Binosawan, …

07 Mar 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 June 2007 - 31 January 2008;

Appeal target (current): CHF 9,878,867 (USD 9.67 million or EUR 6.28 million); Appeal coverage: 100%; <click here to go directly to the interim financial report

Appeal history:

- Preliminary emergency appeal launched on 2 October 2006 for CHF 5,704,261 (USD 4,563,408 or EUR 3,610,292) to assist 126,000 beneficiaries for three months.

- Appeal revised on 19 October 2006 to update plans and extend the operation timeframe to nine months.

- Appeal re-launched on 4 December 2006 to incorporate needs of …

28 Feb 2008 description
report World Bank

MANILA, February 28, 2008 - Finance Secretary Margarito Teves and the World Bank's new Country Director for the Philippines Bert Hofman signed a US$12.94 million loan agreement today for the Bicol Power Restoration Project.

16 Aug 2007 description

Pledges & contributions

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is pleased to acknowledge the receipt of one new contribution of $500,000 (as of 27 July) made by China. OCHA encourages all member states to turn their pledges into contributions as soon as possible.

Country highlights

In July 2007, the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) approved $15.12 million in grants from the CERF's window for rapid response.

20 Jul 2007 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.

23 May 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

24 Apr 2007 description

In response to the 2006 killer typhoons that devastated the Philippines The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) provides food and shelter program to affected families of typhoons.

20 Apr 2007 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $19.88 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2007.

In response to appeals made by governments and international relief organisations, grants were disbursed for early relief of victims in places outside Hong Kong hard-hit by major disasters.

07 Mar 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.