Philippines: Central Visayas Earthquake - Emergency Appeal n° MDRPH013 Operation Update no 5

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered:
1 October 2014 to 30 November 2014

Appeal target (current):
CHF 3,583,780

Appeal coverage:
The appeal is 87 percent covered.

Appeal history:

  • Second revision of appeal was issued on 31 October 2014, with budget adjusted to CHF 3.58 million to assist 100,000 people within the same timeframe.
  • A revised emergency appeal was launched on 26 December 2013 seeking CHF 7,728,975 to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering humanitarian assistance to 20,000 families (100,000 persons) over 16 months.
  • This emergency appeal was launched on a preliminary basis on 24 October 2013 for CHF 5,463,496 to assist 10,000 families (50,000 persons) over eight months.
  • CHF 499,911 was allocated from the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 October 2013 to support the National Society in undertaking needs assessments and delivering immediate relief assistance.


More than a year after Central Visayas was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, PRC, through the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has been on the ground providing support to earthquake-affected families as recovery efforts continue.

Specifically, under IFRC support, relief distributions were completed in February 2014, having provided non-food items to 12,000 families in the most affected municipalities of Antequera, Buenavista, Calape, Catigbian, Clarin, Danao, Inabanga, Loon, Maribojoc, Sagbayan, San Isidro, Sevilla and Tubigon. To address emergency shelter needs, tarpaulins were provided to 10,101 families while tents were provided to 500 others. During the emergency phase, more than 60,000 families were also provided with safe drinking water.