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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.

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

28 Feb 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.

12 Feb 2007 description

During the last months in 2006, the Philippines was hit by unusually strong typhoons. The Philippine government had already depleted its own emergency funds for natural emergencies earlier in the year and was, therefore, in particularly great need of additional funds. The Philippines has recived 9.3 musd as response to the emergency.

Most of the funds has been allocated to projects that are not included in the appeal. The UN appeal has only been funded by 7 per cent, which amount to 3.5 musd.

01 Feb 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Favourable prospects for 2007 world cereal crops, mainly following expansion of plantings in Europe and North America, coupled with generally satisfactory weather conditions.

FAO's latest estimates put global cereal output in 2006 at just under 2 billion tonnes, 2.7 percent lower than in the previous year but still above average.

24 Jan 2007 description

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department, known as ECHO, plans to provide €850,000 (1.3 million CHF / $ 1.1 million USD) to support efforts to help 75,000 people affected by typhoons and severe flooding in the Philippines.

29 Dec 2006 description

Reference: IP/06/1908

Brussels, 29 December 2006. The European Commission has adopted a €2 million emergency decision for the victims of typhoons that have struck the Philippines over the last four months. The aid provided will focus on the provision of drinking water, hygiene promotion and sanitation activities, distribution of non-food items and shelter repair.

26 Dec 2006 description

Location of operation: Philippines

Amount of Decision: EUR 2,000,000

Decision reference number: ECHO/PHL/BUD/2006/01000

Explanatory Memorandum

1 - Rationale, needs and target population.

1.1. - Rationale :

Between 27 September and 6 December 2006 four typhoons (Xangsane, Cimaron, Chebi and Durian) hit the Philippines. Typhoons are not uncommon in the region and most of the communities affected are accustomed to facing them. In general people have developed coping mechanisms to deal with the couple of dozen or so typhoons that strike each year.

20 Dec 2006 description

TC-2006-000175-PHL

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 over 185 countries.

In Brief

THIS EMERGENCY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 10,547,314 (USD 8,637,057 OR EUR 6,587,671) IN CASH, KIND, OR SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL RED CROSS IN ASSISTING 1,030,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR NINE MONTHS.

15 Dec 2006 description


1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Typhoon Impacts

The Philippines was hit by three extreme weather disturbances (typhoons) in a span of 10 weeks from 25 September to 1 December 2006, then another lower order typhoon on 9 December. These events triggered landslides, flash floods, mudslides, widespread flooding and together with the associated high winds, caused destruction and damage to homes, community buildings, communications, infrastructure, roads, bridges, agricultural crops and fishing farms.

15 Dec 2006 description

(Geneva: 15 December 2006): The United Nations today appealed for USD 46 million to meet the urgent needs of the most vulnerable persons affected by the four typhoons in Philippines, over the next 12 months.

This Appeal addresses the cumulative impact of the four devastating typhoons that hit the country over a period of 10 weeks from 25 September to 9 December 2006.