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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 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2007 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary: The regional office made consistent efforts throughout 2006-2007 to understand the needs of Southeast Asian national societies and provide tailor-made support at country level. It consolidated regional network capacities and partnership relations, both within and outside the Movement, to this end.

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.

02 Mar 2007 description

HIGHLIGHTS

OVERVIEW: Over 3,000 families continue to live in tents, school buildings, improvised temporary shelters, and congested shanties as a result of the widespread destruction spawned by successive typhoons in late 2006 which also triggered mudflows along the slopes of Mayon Volcano that buried villages in Albay province. Government plans for the establishment of more transitional and permanent relocation sites are expected to progress in the succeeding months.

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.

02 Feb 2007 description

Nestlé, the world leader in food, nutrition, health and wellness, is donating premium nutritional formula to The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) for the victims of recent typhoons Reming and Seniang.

Experts from the PNRC, who have been deployed to the heavily damaged areas in Bicol and the Visayas, are welcoming this generous donation which will aid thousands of families who have been left without food nor resources.

The donation of Nestlé NUTREN=AE enteral formula will come from HealthCare Nutrition, the unit within the company which specializes in providing nutritional …

26 Jan 2007 description

The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) has agreed to boost IOM's emergency relief operations in the typhoon-hit Bicol region with 550,000 Euros (P36 million) of new funding.

The funding, which follows a $250,000 (P1.24 million) grant from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) , will extend the coverage of ongoing IOM relief operations to  20,000 families (100,000 people) in the typhoon-affected provinces of Albay, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes.

IOM, which is working in close coordination with the Philippine government and partner agencies, …

23 Jan 2007 description

(Manila, 23 January 2007): In December, the United Nations and partners launched a Consolidated Appeal for assistance for the people affected by typhoons Durian and Utor, after which over 1,400 people were reported dead or missing.

10 Jan 2007 description

1 Based on various computer models of international climate centers, current El Niño conditions are forecast to prevail through the next season and continue until the first half of 2007.

2 The weather systems that affected the country which contributed significantly to the rainfall during the month of December were the northeast monsoon, the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the tail-end of the cold front, the easterly wave and the passage of two tropical cyclones, TY "Seniang" (December 7 - 12, 2006), and TS "Tomas" (December 18 - 19, 2006).

03 Jan 2007 description
report Plan International

Only weeks have passed since typhoons Utor and Durian swept through the Philippines, wreaking havoc on the lives of more than three million children and their families.

Due largely to our presence and ongoing disaster management work in the country, Plan was able to immediately mobilise and provide assistance, participate in assessments and coordinate operations with regional and national authorities.

Most recently, Plan attended the launch of the United Nation's US$ 46 million appeal for the relief and early recovery needs of the typhoon-hit areas of 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.