The water hyacinth, considered a 'public enemy' for clogging waterways and causing severe flooding, is now being transformed into useful products by a Laguna community, thanks to a Los Baños entrepreneur
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, only about P5.8 billion is left of the NDRRMC fund, which is not enough to fund recovery needs
Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum discusses the science behind the February 10 tremor and how the affected communities should deal with the disaster
Pia Wurtzbach's recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda
The Humanitarian Response Consortium (HRC) installs a water bladder and distributes Aqua tablets in typhoon-hit community to improve water safety in typhoon-hit communities
China is ready to provide emergency assistance, Chinese President Xi Jinping assures President Rodrigo Duterte
The typhoon inflicted casualties, damage to agriculture and infrastructure, and left many people in Oriental Mindoro still without electricity as they welcome the new year
The center is part of New Zealand's P159 million donation to the Philippine Red Cross for disaster recovery
The President says he wants the housing aid for Yolanda victims completed by December
Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) left P5.7 billion worth of damage to agriculture and P2.8 billion worth of damage to infrastructure in Cagayan
Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba says priority will be given to 11 hardest-areas in the province
Donors can proceed to the nearest DSWD-Field Office in their area or to the DSWD National Resource Operations Center (NROC) in Pasay City
In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima), members of some of the hardest-hit communities and volunteers are coming together for relief and recovery efforts
Typhoon Lawin left at least 9 dead and 3 missing, with thousands more lives interrupted. Now the process of rehabilitation and recovery begins.
Aurora is among the provinces that conducted preemptive and forced evacuations in high-risk areas beginning Saturday afternoon
'We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, NDRRMC chief
This session of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training will teach the fundamentals on participating, collaborating, and partnering online
Mothers are worried about their families and their children. Classes will resume soon - but they have yet to replace school supplies that were swept away by floods
The task force will augment local recovery efforts in Aurora, where 16,000 families are affected by Typhoon Lando
Disaster preparedness efforts of the Aquino administration have improved since Super Typhoon Yolanda and the Visayas earthquake. But efforts to rehabilitate disaster-hit areas remain wanting.
Press release: Project 120 targets the provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Iloilo – areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda and Bohol earthquake in 2013
International housing aid group distributes 25 houses to 25 families in Tacloban City
Two months after the earthquake which devastated Nepal, how is the economic recovery going for survivors?
'Help doesn’t need to be done with the money. It can be done in many different ways'
The Nepalese help each other build temporary shelters and do farm activities. They even trek for hours to carry relief items to their neighbors
A team of Filipinos is in Nepal to provide much needed assistance and food to the survivors of a devastating earthquake. The Filipino disaster experts say it is their humble way of repaying the kindness extended by Nepal to the Philippines.
Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan, Tacloban, complain of poor quality houses
In a country beset by at least 20 typhoons a year, there is growing consensus that collaboration is needed to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards
A young writer shares his experiences during a Yolanda relief operation
Art can remind our politicians and the private sector that rehabilitation doesn't deal only with progress reports, figures, and flowcharts. It must be centered on beating hearts and thinking minds.
Press release: The JICA projects aim to raise the productivity of the fish industry in the area in the long-term
Four years after the tsunami, thousands of people are unable to turn the page on the horror. For them, grief is frozen in time because they cannot find the bodies they need to mourn.
Disasters do not discriminate women. It is the institutions they hit that discriminate, which ultimately increases a woman’s vulnerability and allows for disproportionate impacts.
The new guideline introduced by the DSWD will render ineligible 60% of the previously identified 17,000 housing beneficiaries
9 years after the tragic landslide, the orphans of Guinsaugon already lead different lives. Some have success stories but there are also those who never got to move on from the tragedy.
Evelyn's family has been forced to live in a makeshift house under a bridge ever since Typhoon Ruby hit their hometown and destroyed their home
PRESS RELEASE: The Government of Japan holds its first turnover ceremony in Typhoon Yolanda devastated areas.
Having lived in one of the most disaster-prone regions in the country, every storm pushes them deeper into the mire of poverty
'Christmas passed and another year is here, but we are still recovering from the typhoons'
Experts say the results of the initial phase of search and rescue operations suggest the pilot may have conducted an emergency water landing before the plane was overcome by high seas
Istri pendiri Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) Aceh ini kehilangan suami dan tiga anak. Kisahnya selamat dari tsunami menggetarkan hati.
Tiga puluh lima negara dianugerahi gelar Sri Paduka Tuan Seberang karena telah membantu Aceh membangun kembali daerahnya. Namun penganugerahan itu tak bisa disaksikan semua masyarakat Aceh.
Hari ini, satu dekade lalu, Bidan Asma kehilangan empat dari lima anak-anaknya. Kini dia menyibukkan diri mengurusi pasien diabetes dan pergi ke sekolah mengajar anak-anak soal kesehatan.
(UPDATED) Prayer recitals, solemn visits to mass graves mark the start of mourning across tsunami-hit nations for the 220,000 people who perished in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
A year after super typhoon Haiyan, an NGO worker revisits a boy and the dogs who saved him from death and despair
'Volunteers feel like they are part of this community. We are living here, we are working here. We have to help this community.'
Press Release: Building disaster management partnerships - private sector experiences in the Philippines and beyond
When their coffee plantation fully recovers, the community hopes to pursue its ambition to make a coffee brand that is uniquely their own
Every day we hear stories of hope and it gives us great encouragement. However, we know the road to recovery is long and difficult for those who lost everything
Nothing beats a child’s imagination, not even a super typhoon like Yolanda