Introduction: Child Protection Minimum Standards and RA 10821 Training Manual
In 2007, the Philippines adopted the humanitarian cluster approach with the issuance of National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Circular No. 05, s. 2007 (Institutionalization of the Cluster Approach in the Philippine Disaster Management System). Among these thematic structures is the Protection Cluster led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
Sixty-four children, displaced by the Marawi Conflict and residing in the Titanic Bldg., were gathered today for the mood-setting session of the Psychosocial Support Sessions for Children. This initiative is carried out under the Marawi Recovery Project (MRP), which is implemented by CFSI and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia in response to the needs of the affected population from the 2017 Marawi Conflict.
Community Organisers and Field Assistants of the MRP led the session by facilitating play therapy and story telling activities.
This report presents primary data collected during the month of October 2017 and is further enriched by available secondary data on the humanitarian situation in affected areas of Mindanao in southern Philippines following the conflict in Marawi City.
CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines conducted special trainings for 241 caregivers from 12 municipalities hard hit by last November’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
The Community-Based Psychosocial Care and Support Training, held from April 22 to May 11, helped to strengthen participants’ knowledge, attitudes and skills in the provision of psychosocial care and support for typhoon survivors within their communities.
Staff from CFSI’s Psychosocial Care Project in Tacloban helped to strengthen and empower families at a “Training on Parent Education on Adolescent Health and Development” seminar held in Dulag in Leyte Province, in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines, on April 28, 2014.
By Fae Cheska Marie Esperas
Visayas Protection Project, CFSI Field Office Guiuan
It has been an ongoing struggle to improve the quality of life for residents in the municipality of Kananga in Western Leyte, which was hit by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November last year. But for 11-year-old Angelica Fuentes, every day brings with it a new reason to celebrate life and the simplest of joys.
Amid the carnage and debris left behind by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), more than 30 members of CFSI’s Emergency Response Teams (ERTs) are hard at work providing humanitarian relief for devastated communities in Tacloban and Ormoc in Leyte and Guiuan in Eastern Samar.
The displacement and exposure to the effects of the armed conflict placed children at high risk of child protection issues. The abrupt disruption to their normal life, witnessing violence, leaving their homes in terror and, in a some reported instances, separation from their families and friends’ impact children’s physical, psychological and social well being. Based on ocular visit and rapid assessment conducted, many of the children experience profound stress living in the congested, unsanitary and crowded evacuation centers.
as of 11:00 19 September 2013
consolidated by CFSI from PINGON
CFSI is responding to the devastation in Metro Manila and Luzon caused by the Southwest Monsoon and Tropical Storm Haikui. Since 06 August, heavy rains, torrential flooding, and landslides have affected 1,953,481 persons. According to official estimates, 538,445 persons have been displaced and are taking shelter in 488 evacuation centers or with relatives. Government has reported 19 deaths.*
Reporting Organization: Community and Family Services International (CFSI)
Report Date: 01 December 2009
Report Description: Update on CFSI field activities in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Ketsana (Ondoy), Typhoon Parma (Pepeng), and Typhoon Mirinae (Santi)
Report Period: 14 October-30 November 2009
Areas Covered: National Capital Region (NCR): Marikina City, Pasig City, and Quezon City
This Report on Rapid Psychosocial Assessment summarizes the key findings, analysis, and recommendations of Community and Family Services International (CFSI) as initial response to the Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) emergency in Luzon, Philippines.
Community and Family Services International (CFSI) has assigned a disaster response team to the province of Southern Leyte, Philippines, where an entire village of approximately 1,500 persons was obliterated by a landslide on 17 February 2006 and others are being evacuated due to threats of additional landslides.