OCHA in the Philippines

The Philippines is the world’s third-highest disaster risk country. One third of its population of 94.9 million people lives below the poverty line, most vulnerable to the impact of the typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that plague the country. Typhoon Ketsana, which slammed into Manila in September 2009, led to the worst flooding in 40 years and was the catalyst for expanding OCHA’s presence in the Philippines.

OCHA’s operation in the Philippines grew from a small team to a country office of 15 staff in 2011. The team’s focus is two-fold: the humanitarian response to a protracted conflict in the Philippines’ southern island group of Mindanao and support to national disaster response and preparedness.

Funding to OCHA Philippines


Donors USD
Requirements for 2015 2,790,469
Earmarked Contributions 281,375
Canada (CIDA)
Sweden (Sida)
Opening Balance ** 2,098,935
Total (Contributions + Opening Balance) *** 2,380,310
Funding (%) 85%
* In 2015 OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors: Australia (DFAT), Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand (MFAT), Norway, Singapore, Switzerland (DEZA), United Arab Emirates
** May include unearmarked and earmarked funding with implementation dates beyond the calendar year
*** Excludes miscellaneous income (e.g. adjustments, gain/losses on exchange rate etc.)
Funding information from the OCHA Contributions Tracking System