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#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 15, 2018 - 3:57 PM

People affected by Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by August 2018 monsoon

Aug 11, 2018 - 11:11 PM

People affected by floods from the southwest monsoon need your support. This page shows how you can help.

Arroyo sets NDRRMC briefing to review disaster relief plans

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The new Speaker of the House distributes relief goods to residents affected by heavy flooding in Sasmuan and Dinalupihan towns in Central Luzon

DISASTER RELIEF. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conducts relief oprerations in Sasmuan, Pampanga on July 27, 2018. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DSWD: Low supply of NFA rice will not affect Mayon relief ops

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Should there be shortage of National Food Authority stocks, the DSWD says it will consider purchasing commercial rice, subject to regular procurement rules

DECAMPMENT. Philippine Air Force airman carries a child as soldiers assist the decampment of Mayon evacuees outside the 8-km extended danger zone. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

MMDA, Metro Manila LGUs to send aid for Mayon evacuees in Albay

Feb 07, 2018 - 5:25 PM

Each Metro Manila local government unit will contribute at least P500,000 to a common fund for the evacuees. Emergency response personnel are also set for deployment.

EVACUATION. Some families and individuals affected by the Mayon volcano eruption were evacuated in Bical High School in Sto. Domingo, Albay. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

DSWD waives conditions for release of 4Ps fund to Mayon victims

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:19 PM

Families staying in the 76 evacuation centers in Albay will also get temporary employment

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help those affected by Mayon Volcano threats

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:59 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Mayon Volcano threats need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

EU provides P34 million in humanitarian aid to Vinta victims

Dec 28, 2017 - 9:17 PM

'This EU contribution underlines our commitment to the people of the Philippines, many of whom have suffered great losses as a result of Tropical Storm Vinta and are in dire need of immediate assistance,' said EU's Christos Stylianides.

EVACUATION. Residents walk through floodwaters as they evacuate to a safer place in Kabacan, North Cotabato, on the southern island of Mindanao on December 23, 2017. Photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera / AFP

China to help victims of Davao mall fire, Vinta in January 2018

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

China joins Japan in committing to aid Davao City after two tragedies affected its residents just before Christmas

CHINA AID. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte announces the Chinese government will help residents recover from two tragedies that affected her city. File photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

Davao City gov’t gives P83.4 million assistance to Vinta victims

Dec 27, 2017 - 3:08 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte says they plan to distribute a second batch of food packs on December 30 to 31 in anticipation of New Year's Eve

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

Over 31,000 affected by flooding in Davao City

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in  Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Vinta

Dec 22, 2017 - 12:37 PM

(UPDATED) People affected by Tropical Storm Vinta need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

DSWD: Over 220,000 affected due to Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) DSWD says it, together with local government units, has provided P718,995 worth of assistance to those affected by the typhoon

(With baby) Rochel Waniwan, 34, cradles her  3-month daughter as she spends her first storm in the Cogon evacuation center in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, as residents brace for Urduja’s landfall, Thursday night, December 14. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LGU, NGOs step up relief efforts for displaced families in Zamboanga

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

At least 3,666 families with 18,330 dependents in 17 coastal barangays are displaced due to the massive floods and storm surge in Zamboanga City

DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DSWD gives P3.2M worth of aid to Leyte earthquake survivors

Jul 09, 2017 - 6:30 PM

A total of 1 837 families or 9 185 persons living in Leyte are displaced by the earthquake

RELIEF. DSWD sends assistance to those affected by the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Leyte. Photo from DSWD

Marawi clash evacuees now volunteers

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:03 PM

I want to help the victims because I was also a victim says MSU Marawi student Edward Borres who fled his city with fellow students two days after the clashes began

HELP. Student volunteers help in bringing goods. Photo by Wendy Perocho Salva

Students, companies donate to families in Marawi

Jun 14, 2017 - 3:36 PM

The DSWD thanks the many groups and individuals who continue to send goods and cash to victims of the Marawi conflict

HELP FOR MARAWI. DSWD personnel prepare to load donations from students of the University of the Philippines for families affected by the Marawi crisis. Photo from DSWD

Maranao student helps build Muslim-Christian understanding in evacuation site

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:46 PM

A young Maranao student volunteer in an evacuation center in Iligan City builds a bridge of solidarity between Muslim and Christian evacuees and responders

STUDENT VOLUNTEER. 18-year-old Najmah Asum (in blue) helps the local social welfare and development unit in distributing relief goods in Buru-un evacuation center in Iligan City. Photo courtesy of Najmah Asum

Aid reaches stranded residents in Marawi

Jun 02, 2017 - 7:44 PM

The DSWD continues to assist the affected families both in the evacuation centers and those staying outside evacuation centers Social Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says

DISPLACED. Soldiers escort rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi on May 31, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

How to help Marawi evacuees through DSWD

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED Those interested to help may send in kind or cash donations to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

HELP FOR MARAWI. DSWD personnel prepare to load donations from students of the University of the Philippines for families affected by the Marawi crisis. Photo from DSWD

Over 55,000 people forced to flee homes in Marawi

May 28, 2017 - 7:15 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development says it will provide assistance even to evacuees staying in their neighbors or relatives houses

Internally displaced persons passed thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

Balo-i residents band together to help Marawi evacuees

May 27, 2017 - 6:25 PM

The Riga family and neighbors in Balo i town in Lanao del Norte bring food and water to people forced to take the 32 kilometer journey from Marawi City to Iligan City many on foot

At least 13 evacuation centers open for Marawi residents - DSWD

May 26, 2017 - 4:33 PM

A total of P1 3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DSWD to Marawi residents: 'Don't panic, organize yourselves'

May 24, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Punta sila sa mga nakaupo nating local government officials at sa ating mga DSWD focal persons humingi ng tamang instructions says DSWD Undersecretary Hope Hervilla

DON'T PANIC. Resident fleeing Marawi City cramped on a truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Groups call for donations for crisis-hit Marawi

May 24, 2017 - 4:14 PM

UPDATED Here s how you can help residents of Marawi City amid clashes between the Philippine military and local terrorists

DSWD sends aid for families in earthquake-hit Batangas

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Food water blankets and tents are provided for the residents affected by the twin earthquakes

NPA rebels declare temporary ceasefire in quake-hit areas

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The NPA s ceasefire covers the whole province of Surigao del Norte and the towns of Cabadbaran Tubay Jabonga and Santiago in Agusan Del Norte

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

Amid criticism, Robredo camp says VP involved in typhoon response

Dec 26, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo is coordinating her office s relief operations for Typhoon Nina even while in the US for a family reunion according to her spokesperson

Photo from Office of the Vice President

Bayanihan spirit alive in Cagayan during, after Lawin

Oct 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

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

Recto: Calamity fund enough, challenge is to release aid fast

Oct 24, 2016 - 3:55 PM

With P37 billion in its calamity fund the Philippines should focus on simplifying and speeding up the process of releasing money for disaster hit areas says Senator Ralph Recto

DSWD: PH has enough relief funds, foreign aid not needed now

Oct 23, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Hindi tayo dapat maging pala asa at pala hingi sa mga dayuhang gobyerno kung kaya nating tumindig sa sariling paa says Social Welfare and Development Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Volunteers repack relief goods in People's Gymnasium Tuguegarao, Cagayan Province. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

WATCH: No relief, electricity yet in isolated Peñablanca town

Oct 22, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Food housing and solar lamps are now among the immediate needs of the typhoon victims

SIGN UP: DSWD needs volunteers for #LawinPH relief packing efforts

Oct 19, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Sign up here if you or your organization wish to help in packing additional relief goods for those affected by Super Typhoon Lawin

DSWD: P1M worth of relief goods given to families affected by Karen

Oct 16, 2016 - 7:25 PM

The DSWD says there are enough supplies for affected families but distribution is difficult in far flung areas

Red alert for habagat: DSWD activates Virtual Operations Center

Aug 14, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Information is power and we want this power to be used by Filipinos so they themselves can find means to prepare for calamities and help themselves immediately when calamities strike says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

#ReliefPH: How to help those affected by monsoon rains

Aug 14, 2016 - 3:06 PM

DSWD provides guidelines on how Filipinos can help those who are displaced by heavy rains

DSWD bares relief plans for La Niña

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and its 17 field offices has a total of P956 057 439 20 6 million in standby funds which could be used to purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers at the social welfare department's warehouse in Pasay City rush the repacking of relief goods for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA 6

Millions in US aid to Syrians suspended over graft probe

May 11, 2016 - 2:41 AM

USAID discovers a network of commercial vendors NGO employees and others allegedly engaged in bribery and kickback schemes

epa05145883 Syrian refugees gather in a building as they wait for food near a refugee camp in Bab Al-Salama city, northern Syria, 06 February 2016. A new wave of Syrian refugees leaving the country is expected to reach Turkey, according to local news. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some 40,000 people were on the move in Aleppo province, after the Syrian army entered two pro-government Shiite towns outside of Aleppo and advanced against rebel forces in the northern province a day earlier, threatening to entirely encircle the opposition-held parts of the key city. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

#ReliefPH: Help typhoon victims

Dec 16, 2015 - 7:04 PM

If you have donations or accept donations let us know Use the hashtag ReliefPH or email us at move ph@rappler com

Aquino visits Typhoon Lando victims in Cabanatuan

Oct 19, 2015 - 6:40 PM

The President warns those in affected areas not to return to their homes yet as heavier rains are expected Monday night until Tuesday October 20

VISIT. President Benigno Aquino III leads the distribution of relief goods to 294 families at Nueva Ecija Elementary School in Cabanatuan. Photo from PIA Official Twitter account

#ReliefPH operations to help #LandoPH victims

Oct 18, 2015 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED MovePH Rappler s civic engagement arm is crowdsourcing ongoing relief operations for Typhoon Lando victims to show where you can help out

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Parañaque fire

Aug 23, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Evacuees at Dr Arcadio Santos National High School and Tenement Elementary School need clothes blanket and easy to cook food

DSWD provides relief goods for Typhoon Ineng-hit areas

Aug 21, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Volunteers are encouraged to help in the repacking of goods in the field offices of affected areas

How to help Nepal earthquake victims

Apr 26, 2015 - 7:03 PM

You can donate to international organizations listed here to help the victims of the massive earthquake in Nepal

HELP. A group of men carry a person on a stretcher after a powerful earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, 25 April 2015. At least around 600 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured in a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, according to the country's Interior Ministry. People were being rescued from the rubble of collapsed buildings. Temples have crumbled all over the city, and houses and walls have collapsed. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Priority is clearing roads, runway for relief operations

Dec 07, 2014 - 2:55 PM

UPDATED Troops have cleared a major road in Jiabong town early Sunday afternoon December 7 paving the way for relief operations

AFTERMATH. Residents wade through floodwaters in Borongan, Northern Samar or December 7, 2014. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Two C-130 planes will head to Samar after Ruby

Dec 06, 2014 - 2:35 PM

We want to tell our people that relief goods will be coming There s no need to loot or take the law into their own hands We will immediately provide the needed relief goods as soon as the weather clears says AFP Chief Gregorio Catapang Jr

MILITARY PLANES: File photo of a C130 aircraft in Villamor Airbase