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08 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Japan

Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No.26 - 2018

30 May 2018 description

The Regional Food Security Atlas of the Pacific is a joint publication by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the World Food Programme(WFP).

The 2018 Atlas provides a spatial overview of the core issues that affect food security across the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Divided into nine topical sections, the Atlas provides the reader with information and knowledge on the causes and outcomes of food security and nutrition in the region.

23 May 2018 description
report New Mandala

The Philippines’ poor track record in reconstructing cities affected by disaster and conflict is manifest in Marawi’s case, a year since the siege.

Dakila Kim P. Yee - 23 May, 2018

27 Apr 2018 description
report New Mandala

YVONNE SU, LADYLYN MANGADA & JESSA TURALBA - 27 APR, 2018

Tacloban City’s 'Home of the Happiest People' tourism campaign is a cover up of five years of devastation in a disaster-stricken city.

The Tacloban City Government has launched a marketing campaign branding the city as the “Home of the Happiest People in the World.”

12 Apr 2018 description

Executive Summary

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967. The Member States of the Association are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. ASEAN collectively has a population of over 600 million people with the third largest labour force in the world, and by 2050, ASEAN is expected to rank as the fourth-largest economy in the world. Yet, ASEAN is also the most natural disaster-prone region in the world.

15 Mar 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

Related to humanitarian, development and advocacy work of ACT Alliance

14 Mar 2018 description

The Impact of Disasters on Agriculture and Food Security 2015 showed that a staggering 22 percent of total damage and loss from natural disasters in developing countries was absorbed by the agriculture sector alone.

14 Mar 2018 description

Natural disasters may cause suffering and threaten life, but they can also promote economic growth.

03 Mar 2018 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan turned over the Lawaan Municipal Hall to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on February 22, 2018 in Lawaan City, Eastern Samar. The Lawaan Municipal Hall is one of the projects under the Japan-funded “Program for the Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda”. Second Secretary Shintaro Ichiki of the Embassy of Japan, Municipal Mayor of Lawaan Florencio Almeda and Regional Director of DILG Marivel C.

12 Feb 2018 description

The United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team is part of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international emergency response system for sudden-onset emergencies. UNDAC was created in 1993. It is designed to help the United Nations and governments of disaster-affected countries during the first phase of a sudden-onset emergency. UNDAC, as a tool of OCHA, also assists in the coordination of incoming international relief at national level and/or at the site of the emergency.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Denis McClean

KUALA LUMPUR, 12 February 2018 - Just five months after the September earthquakes which completely destroyed 60,000 homes, more than 30,000 have been rebuilt by affected families provided with cash and technical assistance from the Mexican authorities.

In a first for Mexico, the authorities restored hope to affected communities across seven states, by issuing a total of 170,000 debit cards which allowed each family to draw up to US$8,000 to rebuild or repair their homes, in the first such experiment by the Mexican government.

12 Feb 2018 description

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) turned over another 650shelters for Yolanda survivors in the town of Sta. Fe, Leyte as part of the organization’s commitment to the ongoing Yolanda recovery program.

During the ceremonial turnover at the Sta. Fe Municipal Gymnasium on Friday, PRC Chairman Richard Gordon said the new shelters would ensure the resilience of Yolanda-affected families to future disasters.

10 Feb 2018 description
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February 10th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has handed over 650 housing units to homeless families in the Municipality of Santa Fe, Leyte Province, the Philippines. This ushered in the end of Phase II of a comprehensive development programme in the regions hit by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan. Done in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross, the undertaking consumed a budget of $ 2,256,209 (or nearly QR 8.2 million).

09 Feb 2018 description

Executive summary

Introduction

Typhoon Haiyan (Philippine name, ‘Yolanda’), made landfall in the Philippines on 8 November 2013. It is considered to be one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in world history, based on maximum wind speed, with a wind gust reaching up to 320 km/hour at its peak.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Government of the Philippines prioritizes housing as a rehabilitation measure in Marawi.
    At least 500 temporary shelters are expected to be turned over to the first batch of displaced families on the second week of December 2017.

  • WFP’s Emergency Food Security Assessment’s preliminary findings reveal that there has been an increase in the number of families that have poor food consumption scores compared to preMarawi crisis period.

31 Jan 2018 description
report Cordaid

Water scarcity is a critical problem on the Philippine island of Kinatarcan. In partnership with the local community Cordaid helps to find durable, low cost solutions for the island’s water problem.

RESILIENCE-BUILDING AFTER SUPER-TYPHOON HAIYAN

Kinatarcan, in the northernmost tip of Cebu province, was one of the most devastated areas after super-typhoon Haiyan swept across the country in 2013. The population has managed to re-establish their lives, but found little support to increase their resilience and reduce risks on the longer term.

29 Jan 2018 description
report Shelter Cluster

INTRODUCTION & RATIONALE

An objective of the Global Shelter Cluster WG on Settlement Based approaches in Urban Areas is to contribute to building a body of knowledge to promote and improve the application of settlement based approaches in humanitarian response.

This initial collection of case studies represents one vehicle the WG is using to further the discussion on settlement based approaches.

26 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, a total of 100,677 families (approximately 462,000 persons) were displaced in Mindanao. Of these, 4,899 families (approximately 25,516 persons) were displaced due to conflict and violence while 95,778 families (approximately 436,484 persons) were displaced due to Severe Tripical Storm Vinta (International name Tembin).

CURRENT NUMBER OF IDPS IN NEED OF DURABLE SOLUTION

  • 419,266: TOTAL NO. OF PERSONS WHO ARE PRESENTLY DISPLACED IN MINDANAO

  • 311,943: presently displaced due to conflict and violence

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.