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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.

28 Jul 2015 description

By Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan, July 28 (PIA6) -- The provincial government of Aklan, through its Aklan Rivers Development Council (ARDC), will be spearheading a clean-up drive of the Aklan River’s tributaries located in the municipalities of Libacao, Madalag, Malinao, Lezo, Banga, Numancia and Kalibo, Aklan on August 14, 2015.

14 Jul 2014 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00 GMT

Author: Alisa Tang

After disasters strike, communities sometimes have no choice but to build a new life in a new place.

18 Sep 2012 description

By Erlinda Olivia P. Tiu
Sunday 16th of September 2012

MATAG-OB, Leyte, Sept 16 (PIA) -- Thirty families in Barangay San Sebastian in Leyte province are now happy owners of permanent homes said Clotilde Malatbalat, provincial social worker of Leyte.

She said the core shelter project costing more than P2.8 million for the 30 families, was sourced from the combined funds of the DSWD of P70,000 per beneficiary, P10,000 each from the provincial government of Leyte and P15,000 each from the local government unit of Matag-ob.

24 Sep 2009 description

Washington/Nairobi, 24 September 2009 -The pace and scale of climate change may now be outstripping even the most sobering predictions of the last report of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC).

An analysis of the very latest, peer-reviewed science indicates that many predictions at the upper end of the IPCC's forecasts are becoming ever more likely.

Meanwhile, the newly emerging science points to some events thought likely to occur in longer-term time horizons, as already happening or set to happen far sooner than had previously been thought.

Researchers have …

23 Sep 2009 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- More than 88,900 people were killed or went missing in natural disasters in China in 2008, and about 470 million people were affected, according to a government report Wednesday.

More than 26.82 million people were relocated and the total direct economic loss was put at 1,175.24 billion yuan (172.16 billion U.S.

23 Jun 2009 description

The Philippine National Red Cross is relentless on its quest to fulfill its mandate to serve the most vulnerable through its provision of life-changing services, and its efforts to alleviate human suffering in times of catastrophes and disasters.

The onslaught of typhoon Frank (Fengshen) which hit the Philippines on June 18, 2008, followed by floods and landslides, have left in its wake urgent needs among poverty-stricken communities.

"Approximately four million people have been affected through out the country by typhoon Frank.

27 May 2009 description

Iloilo City (27 May) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways 6 (DPWH) will open the bidding for the P481 million worth of rehabilitation projects in the provinces of Iloilo and Aklan on the first week of June.

This was disclosed by Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Dr.

11 May 2009 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) - The Information Office of the State Council, or China's cabinet, published a white paper titled "China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction" Monday. Following is the full text:

China's Actions for Disaster Prevention and Reduction

Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China



I. Natural Disasters in China

II. Strategic Goals and Tasks for Disaster Reduction

30 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate and support International Federation (i.e.

23 Apr 2009 description

VALDERRAMA, Antique -- In less than a year after Typhoon "Frank" devastated this municipality, local residents are well on their way to rebuilding their future, as government intensifies efforts to bring back normalcy to people's lives here.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo today (April 23) visited this municipality to lead the distribution of various government assistance to help typhoon victims recover from the devastation wrought by "Frank."

The Chief Executive personally awarded certificates of occupancy to 89 families whose houses were destroyed by the …

21 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/2008 to 31/12/2008

In brief

Programme purpose: In order to achieve Global Agenda Goal 1, the disaster management programme places emphasis on a global disaster management capacity with a close integration between each of its components that increasingly reflects the new operating model.

Programme summary: This annual report aims at summarizing and highlighting progress achieved through the DM global programme during 2008.

16 Apr 2009 description

by PS Mabaquiao

San Jose, Antique (16 April) -- The survivors of typhoon Frank are back on their feet and moving on after a disastrous encounter with nature couple of months ago, said Luna Moscoso, Social Worker Team Leader DSWD Antique Field Office.

The concerted efforts of the affected communities, local government units, government agencies, non-government organizations, inter-faith organizations, private individuals has strengthened the rehabilitation process of the survivors, Moscoso said.

During the meeting of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council, Department of …

06 Apr 2009 description

MANILA, 6 April 2009-The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that natural and man-made disasters are increasing worldwide, making it vital that countries invest in building hospitals and health facilities that can withstand earthquakes and other calamities.

As hospitals are critical lifelines in disasters, WHO is dedicating World Health Day, on 7 April, to the challenge of making hospitals and other health facilities safe in emergencies and ensuring that health workers are trained to treat injuries and care for those affected by emergencies.

This year's World Health Day …

06 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2008.

In brief

Programme summary: The 2008-2009 appeal to support the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) focused mainly on organizational development where emphasis was placed on the continuous expansion of volunteers based throughout the country and increasing the national society's capacity in disaster management and health care.

Financial situation: While the total budget for 2008 was placed at CHF 2,158,654 (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.31 million), there were no funding contributions made to the 2008-2009 annual …

27 Mar 2009 description

Period covered by this operations update: 16 December 2008 to 28 February 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,996,287 (USD 1.88 million or EUR 1.34 million)

Appeal coverage: To date, the revised appeal is 99% covered.

Appeal history:

- 24 June 2008: A preliminary emergency appeal was launched for CHF 8,310,213 (USD 8 million or EUR 5.1 million) for 12 months to assist 6,000 families.

- 31 December 2008: This emergency appeal was revised down to CHF 1,996,287 (USD 1.88 million or EUR 1.34 million) for 12 months to assist 1,000 families.

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund …

26 Mar 2009 description

PIA Press Release

Iloilo (26 March) -- Presidential Adviser Raul Banias said rehabilitation fund for typhoon Frank ravaged areas should be released immediately so that Panay will not suffer additional damages when the rainy days begin.

"I have already alerter our top officials about the dire consequences if some civil works cannot be started, because our rivers are heavily silted and our creeks are extremely dry and silted," Banias said.

Banias was updating the members of the Regional Multi-sectoral Forest Protection Committee regarding the Panay Rehabilitation Fund and …

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.

23 Feb 2009 description
report European Commission

COM(2009) 84 final

Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament


Development Goals (MDGs). Evidence has long suggested that disaster risk reduction (DRR) has a high cost-benefit ratio.