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07 Aug 2019 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), turned over 184 core shelter units to families left homeless due to flooding in Botolan, Zambales.

The units were constructed through the collaborative project of DSWD and AFP dubbed “KiSLAP ng CSAP (Kikilos ang Sandatahang Lakas, Aagapay sa Pabahay ng CSAP).”

06 Aug 2019 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

The 10th Anniversary of Typhoon Morakot is almost upon us, marking the 3,600 plus days the Taiwan Red Cross has devoted to helping affected locals recover from the disaster. We have worked together with the government from the start to provide emergency disaster relief, temporary and mid-term shelters, and reconstruction and rehabilitation.

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 Nov 2015 description

Date: November 2015

In continuous efforts to safeguard society’s wellbeing and to prevent disaster, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Compassion Relief Foundation (Tzu Chi) rebuilds 21 schools in Taiwan’s remote areas, relocated 22 households in Pingtung County and made capital improvement to 158 residential homes all around Taiwan.

31 Dec 2013 description


Sometimes it‘s difficult to imagine that another natural disaster could ever happen again, leaving massive destruction in its wake like the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami or the earthquake in Haiti. But then with incredible force, typhoon Haiyan struck, creating a catastrophe of almost incomprehensible proportions.

06 Oct 2011 description

On October 2, the Tzu Chi Foundation held a tea party to celebrate completion of the second phase of a new community it built in south Taiwan. They built it for those who lost their homes to Typhoon Morakot in August 2009. At the ceremony, 250 homes at the Shanlin Da Ai Community, in a suburb of Kaohsiung, were handed over to their new residents, taking the total of 1,002 homes. Construction of the new homes began on March 12 this year. Attending the party to welcome the new residents were Chen Chu, Mayor of Kaohsiung City, Dr.

31 Aug 2011 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Rebuilding Hope

In 2009, Taiwan experienced the worst damage in half century by Typhoon Morakot. It claimed 699 lives. Southern Taiwan was severely hit and most areas were devastated. With the generous support from the Hong Kong public, the Hong Kong Red Cross received altogether HK$104 million designated to Taiwan Typhoon operation. Help and hope were given to the affected communities.

15 Jun 2011 description
report Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief and Filipino partners revive ecosystems for Zambales’s coastal communities with integrated livelihood, water sanitation, healthcare & ecotourism projects

02 May 2011 description
report Save the Children

A situation analysis on Child Protection in the Philippines commissioned by the Save the Children Child Protection Initiative (CPI ) that could be used to guide the development of child protection interventions under CPI's priority areas, which include: Children without appropriate care; Child protection in emergencies; and Child labour.

25 Apr 2011 description

On March 12, Tzu Chi Foundation started work on the second phase of permanent housing project in southern Taiwan for survivors of Typhoon Morakot, which struck the island in August 8, 2009. It aims to move 254 families into their new homes by the second anniversary in August this year. A total of 954 families live in the first phase. Previously, all lived in mountainous areas; after the typhoon, the government designated these areas as too dangerous to live in.

26 Oct 2010 description

Date: 26 October 2010

Press Release No: G/53/2010

Incheon, Republic of Korea (UN ESCAP Information Services) - People in the Asia-Pacific region are four times more likely to be affected by natural disasters than those in Africa and 25 times more likely than those in Europe or North America, says a UN report released here today at the Fourth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR).

The first of its kind, the Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2010 report (available at

11 Jun 2010 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $98.91 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2010.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period from 1 January to 31 December 2009.


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies' (IFRC) East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

30 Apr 2010 description

This report covers the period from 1 January to 30 December 2009.


The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), while continuing to work on the recovery operation in the earthquake area since 12 May 2008, have gradually shifted focus back to the National Society's other programmes, allowing for some integration of emergency and longer-term development work in the RCSC. In the earthquake-affected communities, support for reconstruction of homes was the main focus in 2009.

30 Apr 2010 description

In brief

This annual report focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in 2009 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. 2009 has been a very busy but productive period as the zone office has responded to multiple disasters simultaneously, while carrying forward several new initiatives designed to increase the impact of its work with Asia Pacific national societies.

29 Mar 2010 description

TAIPEI - The mainland-based Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) will donate 120 million yuan ($17.6 million) to Taiwan for reconstruction work in areas hit by the typhoon disaster last August. Hao Linna, vice president of RCSC said on Mar 25 during a visit to the island.

Hao said half of the donations would be used for infrastructure building work, including houses, schools and a bridge.

Up to 15 percent of the money would be used in setting up service centers in communities, and restoring forest cover.

15 Mar 2010 description
report Government of Japan

Japanese Ambassador Makoto Katsura and Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto Romulo signed and exchanged notes for two (2) ODA loans and three (3) grant aid projects on March 15, 2010 at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The signing and exchanging of notes officially marked the appropriation of approximately 23.1 billion yen (approximately 11.8 billion pesos) for the two (2) loans, namely, the Development Policy Support Program 3 (DPSP3) and the Emergency Budget Support Japanese ODA Loan.

05 Mar 2010 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is giving further assistance to an ongoing Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) technical assistance project designed to give civil servants the skills to manage and promote regional cooperation and integration activities.

ADB is providing a $1.4 million grant from its Technical Assistance Special Fund for the fourth phase of the Phnom Penh Plan for Development Management.

16 Feb 2010 description

On February 11, the Great Love Village built by Tzu Chi for the survivors of Typhoon Morakot is opened. The first 500 families moved in on a day of happiness and celebration, after nearly three months of intense work by thousands of people to have the homes ready for Chinese New Year, which falls on February 14.