ECHO Factsheet Philippines – August 2012

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Facts & Figures

  • €700.000 of funding to help 127.000 of the most impoverished and vulnerable affected by massive flooding in August 2012

  • €3.5 million in 2012 to address the continuing needs of people affected by the 'Sendong'/Washi tropical storm in Mindanao' in late 2011

  • €7.6 million to help storm- and floodaffected people in 2011

  • €7.7 million for disaster preparedness since 1998

  • €33million in response to natural disasters since 1997

  • €21million to assist the victims of armed conflicts since 1997

Through ECHO funding, nearly 150 million people are helped each year in more than 90 countries outside the EU through over 200 partners (International nongovernmental organisations, the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement, and UN agencies).

Key messages

  • ECHO's priority is to quickly assess the specific needs of those affected by natural disasters together with implementing partners.

  • ECHO aims to respond effectively and efficiently to the humanitarian needs of those affected by the seasonal storms.

  • ECHO is pushing to integrate Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) measures in all humanitarian assistance and to support specific DRR projects that strengthen the resilience of communities regularly affected by natural disasters in the Philippines.