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24 Mar 2018 description

by Rina Chandran | @rinachandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 22 March 2018 01:00 GMT

Hearings to begin in landmark inquiry on whether high-emitting companies have caused human rights violations

By Rina Chandran

MANILA, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Veronica Cabe still remembers every minute of the more than 12 hours she and her family spent huddled on the roof of their two-storey home in Manila in 2009, as floodwaters swept past, carrying dead bodies, animal carcasses and coffins.

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.

09 Sep 2016 description

By Sam Smith, IFRC

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Situated on the Pacific ‘ring of fire’, the Filipino archipelago is hit by floods, landslides, typhoons, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes on a regular basis.

In this piece we revisit three communities that were caught in the path of three huge typhoons – Bopha, Haiyan and Ketsana – to see the long-term impact of Red Cross work.

My New Home

“That’s where they found a lot of bodies.”

14 Jun 2016 description

What is the CBDRR Manual?

The CBDRR Manual is a practical ‘how-to’ guide on community-based disaster risk reduction for government and non-government agencies in Lao PDR. It is a commonly agreed document to be referred to by agencies working on CBDRR in Lao PDR. It provides guidance and support for systematic implementation of CBDRR programs by explaining each of the steps as well as tools used.

15 Jan 2016 description

OCHA delivers its mandate through…


OCHA brings together people, tools and experience to save lives
OCHA helps Governments access tools and services that provide life-saving relief. We deploy rapid-response teams, and we work with partners to assess needs, take action, secure funds, produce reports and facilitate civil-military coordination.


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.

15 Sep 2014 description

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

In 2011, the World Reconstruction Conference recommended the development of an international best practice Recovery Framework Guide to assist governments and partner agencies in delivering effective and efficient post-disaster recovery programs. In application, the Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) Guide is intended to complement the government-led Post-disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) process – an assessment method that presents damages and losses in a consolidated report.

30 Jul 2014 description

Étude de cas du CaLP - Soutien au relèvement économique des foyers urbains dans la ville de Karoi, au Zimbabwe

07 Mar 2014 description

In late September 2009, Typhoon Ketsana barreled into the Philippines, striking the Rizal province hard. It was one of a handful of devastating typhoons to strike the country that year, and it claimed more than 700 lives.

14 Nov 2013 description


Key lessons learnt from evaluations after typhoons in the Philippines

A number of key lessons emerged from the Real-time Evaluation of the response to the disasters that affected Northern Mindanao in 2011. Further lessons were drawn from a review of the impact of the floods that hit Manila in 2009 and the aid mobilization that followed. This made it possible to combine two levels of analysis, covering the following situations which could potentially affect the Filipino Archipelago:

19 Jun 2013 description
report World Bank

Submitted by Lucille L. Sering On Tue, 06/18/2013 - 20:55

22 Apr 2013 description
report World Bank


Last month, during a visit to the Philippines I had the opportunity to meet some of the 28,000 people whose lives have been changed by the Manila Water Supply Pilot Project.

15 Nov 2012 description

Letrinas para emergencias de bajo coste, campañas de lavados de manos o Movilizar a las comunidades para que ellas mismas decidan sus propios métodos para acabar con prácticas poco saludables, son algunas de las soluciones que propone Acción contra el Hambre para reducir la mortandad por causas relacionadas con la falta de saneamiento La falta de un saneamiento básico está relacionada con cinco millones de muertes al año y es uno de los Objetivos del Milenio peor encaminados Se calcula que una inversión de un euro en un proyecto de saneamiento genera un retorno de 9,1 euros

18 Oct 2012 description

By Hazel F. Gloria

CEBU CITY, Oct 18 (PIA) -- Over 60 brand new housing units were recently blessed and officially turned-over by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) seven to 60 indigent families beneficiaries of the government’s Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) in Bajumpandan, Dumaguete City.

This project was undertaken using the “Bayanihan” scheme in partnership with the Dumaguete City government and the beneficiaries of the shelter project.

A total of 400 individuals will benefit from this project.

01 Oct 2012 description

The Municipality of Pila in Laguna province often experiences flooding, and one of the reasons for this was the area’s clogged tributaries. After Typhoon Ondoy severely affected the Philippines in September 2009, the local government unit (LGU) of Pila, with support from WFP, took proactive steps to help their community mitigate the impact of future natural disasters.

14 Sep 2012 description
report IRIN

MANILA, 14 September 2012 (IRIN) - The Philippines government is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in anti-flood infrastructure in the Manila area in a bid to protect against the storms, typhoons and floods which displace thousands and kill hundreds every year, officials say.

31 Aug 2012 description

On 13th May 2011, Télécoms Sans Frontières, in partnership with the Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO), ended its program of capacity reinforcement in emergency telecommunications by conducting the second and third training sessions in the Philippines, first in Tuguegarao, in the north of the islands, and then in Manila.

25 Jul 2012 description

Facts & Figures

  • €9.15 million to assist victims of natural disasters since 2009

  • €10.3 million for disaster preparedness since 1998

  • €710,000 to address the widespread outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in 2010

  • Latest: €5.95 million to assist flood victims in 2011-2012