Philippines

ECHO Factsheet – Philippines – June 2017

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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

  • € 1 million in support of emergency education in Mindanao

  • € 300 000 in response to Typhoon Meranti

  • € 250 000 in response to Typhoon Haima

  • € 78 000 in response to Typhoon Sarika In 2015:

  • € 2.1 million in response to prolonged armed conflicts in Mindanao

  • € 500 000 for humanitarian response to Typhoon Koppu In 2013-2014:

  • € 547 600 to assist IDPs in Zamboanga

  • € 30 million in relief aid and € 10 million in reconstruction for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda survivors

Key messages

  • The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, with several earthquakes and around 20 tropical cyclones per year among other natural calamities.

  • In the last three years, the European Commission made available a total of € 3.825 million in response to the decadeslong armed conflict in the southernmost island of Mindanao, which has displaced more than 495 000 individuals since 2012.

  • Following Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) in November 2013, the European Commission made available €40 million in relief assistance, early recovery and reconstruction to help the most affected communities. The EU Civil Protection Mechanism was activated to coordinate the delivery of assistance by the EU member states, which provided personnel and material support in addition to financial assistance totaling more than € 180 million.

  • Since 1997, the European Commission has released close to € 75.3 million in emergency relief interventions for survivors of natural disasters and € 25.4 million to help victims of armed conflicts. Furthermore, € 10 million have been allocated for local communities to better withstand future disasters (DIPECHO programme).