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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’ First Typhoon of Season Raises Concerns over Evacuation Centres

Philippines - IOM teams are conducting assessments of the areas affected by Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Glenda), a Category 3 storm that made landfall in the Philippines three times earlier this week, prompting the evacuation of over 500,000 people and claiming at least 40 lives.

The assessments are being conducted in close coordination with local government units, at the request of the Philippines’ Department for Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Initial findings from the worst affected province, Albay in Bicol, found that 42,000 houses are heavily damaged or destroyed.  IOM is ready to support the Government in the construction of stronger houses once needs are confirmed.

In Laguna, close to Metro Manila, 13,000 houses were destroyed or in need of repair and in Northern Samar, where around 14,000 families were affected, distributions of tarpaulins and essential relief items are underway.

Rammasun is the first typhoon to hit the country since the devastating super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda last November. 

Although the Haiyan-affected regions of the Visayas were spared a direct hit by Rammasun, heavy wind and rain caused widespread flooding.  In Tacloban, over 1,000 families, the majority of whom are still living in tents, were pre-emptively evacuated by the city government with the support of IOM and other humanitarian partners.  Days before Rammasun struck, an evacuation drill, organized by IOM and the city government, was undertaken.

Despite the success of the pre-emptive measures, the lack of safe evacuation centres - initially reported by IOM in April – remains a key concern, especially in the Haiyan affected region.

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