IOM and the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) shed light on the extent to which Typhoon Haiyan uprooted communities when it hit the Philippines last year and the evolving needs of displaced populations during that timeframe.

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Six Months After Super-Typhoon: Philippines Risks Another Humanitarian Crisis

IOM and the wider humanitarian community highlight the hundreds of thousands of people left vulnerable as the next typhoon season approaches with shelter and livelihoods restoration the key priorities for ensuring long-term recovery.

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Shelter Survey Paints an Alarming Picture

A new IOM report shows the Philippines is critically short of evacuation shelters in some of the most typhoon-vulnerable parts of the country.

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Radio drama aims to educate, inspire Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Part of IOM’s Communications with Communities (CwC) project, the radio show engages typhoon-affected communities by providing critical information and gathering community feedback.

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Road to Recovery: Post-Typhoon aid in the Philippines

IOM is in the middle of a massive operation to deliver shelter materials to 70,000 families who lost their homes during typhoon Haiyan. This video takes a look at the pace of recovery and gives a voice to those made homeless by the super-typhoon.

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A commitment to help affected communities in the Philippines

The Department for International Development’s (DFID) United Kingdom Aid (UKAid) hands over US$200,000 worth of humanitarian aid including shelter and repair kits, non-food items, and generators.

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Massive shelter response in Central Philippines

“Our aim is to help get people into safe, secure accommodation where they can rebuild their lives,” said Conrado Navidad, National Emergency Coordinator for IOM in the Philippines.

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Trying to Move On

IOM, UNHCR and the Philippine government register evacuees desperately trying to leave the devastated city of Tacloban.

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Philippines Construction Partnership to Provide Thousands of Temporary Homes for Haiyan Displaced

Philippines - IOM and the Philippine Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) today signed a partnership agreement to construct additional transitional shelters for Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. 

Nearly ten months after the massive storm, more than 24,000 people remain displaced and are still living in 64 sites across the affected areas.  Many of these are tent cities and makeshift shelters located in coastal flood-prone areas. 

The new transitional sites will provide safer, more robust temporary shelter for these most vulnerable typhoon-affected communities. The process of finding permanent resettlement sites, complicated by a complex process of land negotiations, continues.

Under the partnership, some 3,200 families will be provided with transitional shelters, including bunkhouses and single detached units, to be constructed by IOM.  DSWD will fund the construction of 2,700 units worth nearly USD 4 million, while IOM will provide counterpart funds amounting to nearly USD 800,000 for the remaining 500 units.

The agreement, signed by DSWD Secretary Corazon ‘Dinky’ Soliman and IOM’s Chief of Mission in the Philippines, Marco Boasso, is significant because it is the first time that IOM has been able to call directly on the funds of the Philippines national government to support a project.

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