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The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Annually, an average of 22 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility of which around 6 to 7 cause significant damage.

Highlights Last Updated: 20 May 2020

  • Typhoon Vongfong (Ambo) made landfall on 14 May in Eastern Samar and moved northwest crossing mainland Luzon. The Typhoon brought destructive winds and heavy to intense rainfall.
  • Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine is in place in COVID-19 hotspots in NCR, Cebu City, provinces of Laguna, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, and Nueva Ecija until 31 May 2020.
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Key figures

Funding for OCHA The Philippines

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement

$1,625,807

Earmarked Contributions

$615,678

Opening Balance

$0

Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)

$615,678

Earmarked Donors

Donors USD
Canada (DFATD) 231,022
UN, NGOs and other entities (ECHO funding through Save the Children Spain) 134,656
United States (US-USAID-OFDA) 250,000

Unearmarked Donors

OCHA received unearmarked contributions from the following donors:

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russian Federation
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Unearmarked contributions (or commitments) are those for which the donor does not require the funds to be used for a specific project, sector, crisis or country, leaving OCHA to decide how to allocate the funds.

** 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

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