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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: 24 Jan 2020

  • Taal Volcano continues to be active more than a week after it erupted, with more than 346,000 people affected as of 24 January.
  • As of 23 January, over 3.2 million people are affected in Regions VI, VII, VIII, MIMAROPA and Caraga due to Typhoon Phanfone.
  • As of 21 January, more than 397,000 people are affected by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that occurred on 15 December in Davao del Sur, Mindanao.
  • Typhoon Kammuri made 4 landfalls from 2 to 3 December in the provinces of Sorsogon, Masbate, Marinduque and Oriental Mindoro.
  • A series of earthquakes struck in Tulunan, North Cotabato, between 16 and 31 October 2019.
Taal Volcano Eruption Photo credit: OCHA/G. Maramag
(Sto. Tomas, Batangas) 14 January 2020 - Teresita, 46, and her family of eight arrived at an evacuation centre on 13 January after authorities ordered the immediate evacuation of her hometown of Talisay. She is pictured here with two of her children. Credit: OCHA/Gina Maramag

Key figures

Funding for OCHA The Philippines

The following donors contributed earmarked funding for 2019.

Total Requirement


Earmarked Contributions


Opening Balance


Total (Contributions + Opening Balance)


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

News and media


International Search and Rescue Advisory Group undertakes scoping mission to disaster-prone Philippines