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13 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED

After the devastating destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013, which affected over 14 million people and cost the lives of at least 6,000 people, thousands of families still live in fear and unsafe conditions. As part of the humanitarian recovery and rehabilitation response, ACTED with support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD), ALSTOM Foundation and Lafarge implemented a multi-sector project which included the construction of 126 resilient shelters – “Eastwinds Residences” and supporting income generating activities of 38 beneficiaries.

06 Sep 2017 description

This case study report focuses specifically on the experiences of using emergency cash transfers following Typhoon Haiyan and considers the wider social protection system, developments since Haiyan and future possibilities for shock-responsive social protection. A summary briefing note is published separately.

07 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) aim to achieve 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) communities through affordable, appropriate technology and behaviour change. Some of the key principles guiding CATS are:

• An emphasis on the sustained use of sanitation facilities by every community member, rather than simply the construction of infrastructure.

• The safe disposal of infant and young children’s faeces in toilets.

07 Aug 2017 description
report Start Network


As part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project, seven international humanitarian NGOs have come together to test out collaborative app roaches to surge response in the Asia region. This case study highlights how Islamic Relief, one of the platform partners moving towards more regionalised surge systems, has been able to support inter - agency collaboration in the project, and how it used learnings and outputs of the project to improve its own surge mechanisms.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.


27 Jul 2017 description
report CARE

Since the year 2000, disasters have been responsible for the loss of one million lives.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisations, CARE is one of the first to respond and the last to leave when disaster strikes. But there’s also a lot of work that we do preparing communities for disaster, to reduce their impact.

25 Jul 2017 description

Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Division

1. ESCAP and CFW for the Typhoon “Lawin”-Affected Households in CAR, Regions I, II and III:

  • Targets 200,624 households with damaged houses costing P2,755,713,635.00 at P30,000.00 each for households with totally damaged houses and P10,0000.00 each for those with partially damaged shelters:

  • A total of 161,474 households with damaged houses is targeted to avail the initial assistance of P5,000.00 each amounting to P807,370,000.00;

23 Jul 2017 description

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.

05 Jul 2017 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has turned over more than 3,500 houses to affected families of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in the municipalities of Calubian, San Isidro, and Tabango in Leyte, in partnership with the Australian Red Cross (AusRC).

The accomplishment is part of the recovery assistance phase under PRC’s Haiyan Recovery Operations, which has been implemented in the nine provinces most heavily devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

03 Jul 2017 description


Energy plays an important role in humanitarian response. In disaster-hit areas, energy becomes a rare commodity, along with water, food and shelter. The unavailability of this service hinders the development and resilience building efforts of entire communities in post-disaster situations. However, the value of energy is often overlooked in the humanitarian response system.

27 Jun 2017 description
report ACTED

Three years after experiencing the destruction caused by typhoon Haiyan, ACTED deployed enumerators to assess the current situation of families in Eastern Samar.

23 Jun 2017 description

By Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan, 22 June (PIA6) -- Identified “Yolanda” beneficiaries from Aklan’s 8 municipalities are set to receive assistance from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through its Small Medium Enterprise Roving Academy or SMERA.

The beneficiaries will come from the towns of Kalibo, New Washington, Libacao, Batan, Altavas, Balete, Banga and Madalag, according to DTI-Aklan OIC Provincial Director Ma. Carmen Iturralde, who shared this information during the “DTI Meets the Media” activity here recently.

14 Jun 2017 description

EU humanitarian aid for the Philippines:

  • € Close to 75.3 million in response to natural disasters and € 25.4 million to assist victims of armed conflicts since 1997

  • Over € 10 million for disaster preparedness between 1998 and 2017

In 2017:

  • € 725 000 for humanitarian assistance to displaced people in Mindanao

:**In 2016:**

  • € 1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to victims of Typhoon Melor

12 Jun 2017 description

Child Labour in Emergencies: Introducing the New Interagency Toolkit

The Toolkit, produced by the Child Labour Task Force, co-chaired by Plan International and the ILO, was launched in November 2016 during the Annual Meeting of the Alliance in Geneva.