This document outlines the plan of action for the Philippines Humanitarian Country Team’s response to the needs of people affected by the Zamboanga Crisis in September 2013. It was issued by the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners.
The Philippines was hit by three extreme weather disturbances (typhoons) in a span of 10 weeks from 25 September to 1 December 2006, then another lower order typhoon on 9 December. These events triggered landslides, flash floods, mudslides, widespread flooding and together with the associated high winds, caused destruction and damage to homes, community buildings, communications, infrastructure, roads, bridges, agricultural crops and fishing farms.
Goal: Communities and local governments recover from the disaster, build back safer, and avoid relapses while strengthening resilience.
The Strategic Response Plan is designed to support the Government of the Philippines’ response to the immediate humanitarian needs of the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and complements the Government’s Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan.
This document outlines the humanitarian community’s response to the needs arising from the earthquake that struck Bohol. It was issued by the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners. Figures are current to 23 October 2013.
Since the Philippines (Mindanao) Humanitarian Action Plan 2013 was published in December 2012, communities in Mindanao continued to be affected by armed conflict, clan feuds, generalized violence and natural disasters. On 4 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, swept across Mindanao causing massive destruction particularly in Davao and Caraga regions in the east. Bopha affected over 6.2 million people and left 1,146 dead, 834 still missing and destroyed over 230,000 homes.
2013 is a time of immense opportunity and change in Mindanao. After four decades of conflict, a Framework Agreement has been reached between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) placing Mindanao on the path to sustainable peace.