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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.

13 Sep 2016 description

September 12, 2016
Teresita B. Cardenas

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, September, 13 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Municipal Social Welfare an Development Office will soon distribute the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to the 15,119 family-victims of Typhoon Ruby in the 55 barangays of Catarman.

08 Sep 2016 description
report Oxfam

Delivering aid to a large, displaced population provides challenges for governments, the private sector and aid organizations in the aftermath of any humanitarian crisis. The increasing scale and impact of disaster events call for innovative solutions for a more efficient and effective delivery of cash to affected populations.

18 Jan 2016 description


The year 2015 was challenging for the Philippines due to several internal armed conflicts and other situations of violence that led to the displacement of around 100,000 civilians, mainly in Mindanao. Typhoons have also brought significant humanitarian consequences in some parts of the country.

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.


19 Dec 2015 description

2014 and 2015 have been two years of strong mobilisation for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's teams, who have had to take urgent action regarding too many crises. Feedback on two years of intense campaigns.

03 Dec 2015 description

Two years ago, the strongest typhoon ever recorded struck the Philippines with full force, killing thousands and affecting up to 16 million people. The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) contributed €30 million in humanitarian aid – a large part of which was dedicated to providing displaced people with shelters.

In the Filipino language, ‘bahay’ means ‘housing’. And ‘buhay’ means ‘life’. These two concepts, with a similar spelling, are obviously related for people in the Philippines.

04 Sep 2015 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Our Strategic Commitments

- **Impartiality** – We maintain impartiality in the selection of our staff. The selection of our beneficiaries purely is on a needs basis and not based on race, religion and/or political affiliation.
- **Staff Integrity** – We maintain a workforce who adhere to high moral and ethical principles.
- **Continuous Improvement** – We monitor and evaluate our work in order to improve on our past experiences and provide better humanitarian services as we progress.

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.

29 Jul 2015 description


The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through its wide network of chapters and volunteers across the country, has responded to the immediate needs of people affected by Typhoon Hagupit. Around 1,500 PRC staff and volunteers were mobilized along with the following humanitarian assistance supported by IFRC, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners and other bilateral donors.

PRC staff and volunteers also reached 13,828 people with psychosocial support in order to help the trauma felt by the affected population.

28 Jul 2015 description

QUEZON CITY, July 27 -- Aside from its regular programs on boosting productivity, the Department of Agriculture said it preemptive and quick disaster response mechanisms have enabled the agriculture sector become resilient from the adverse effects of calamities.

Agriculture Secretary Alcala in a statement said that for instance, despite considerable damage caused by typhoons on the industry, the country was able to attain in 2013 the highest rice harvest in history at 18.4 million metric tons.

28 Jul 2015 description

Executive summary

Acción Contra El Hambre/Action Against Hunger (ACF) has been working in the Philippines since 2000. Being present in Masbate, Region V, since 2014, ACF intervention focuses in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Nutrition (nutrition screening and IYCF capacity building)

15 Jul 2015 description


Typhoon Bopha

Communications with Communities (CwC) was established as an inter-cluster communication support service and coordination mechanism. The information needs and preferred communication channels assessment was also conducted in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and other humanitarian media groups.


Zamboanga Siege (September)

08 Jun 2015 description


The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description
report IRIN

By Caterina Pino and Obinna Anyadike

KATHMANDU, 12 May 2015 (IRIN) - Disaster coverage now seems incomplete without amazing drone footage of the damage, accompanied by effusive media reports on the technological wizardry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their humanitarian application. But is that really the story? Here’s a look at how far their use has evolved and what is still needed for them to fulfill their potential.

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