Brief description of the CCCM context in Philippines

In the Philippines, the CCCM Cluster was first activated in response to the 2007 Typhoon/Floods and was then reacti-vated in 2009 following Typhoon Ketsana. Co-led by the De-partment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and IOM, the CCCM Cluster was rolled out in 2011 and 2012 at both national and regional levels in Central Mindanao, Ca-gayan de Oro and Iligan Cities (Region 10). Cluster Members include government agencies, humanitarian agencies, and international and local NGOs.

Latest achievements

  • Coordination: The CCCM Cluster coordinated assistance to displaced families staying in evacuation centres for both major and small-scale emergencies. For major emergencies, the cluster coordinated the response at the national level and established local clusters twice in 2011 (June and December) in response to separate emergencies to coordinate direct response at the field level. As of September 2012, there were still 13,801 in-dividuals living in 37 displacement sites in Region 10.
  • Information Management: The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been rolled out in Region 10 and Cen-tral Mindanao, producing 20 DTM reports. In Region 10, the cluster has started gathering data using android-based mobile phones to increase efficiency.
  • CCCM Support Activities: Camp management com-mittees have been organized in all of the sites that hosted IDPs for a prolonged period of time. Fifty-five Camp Management Committees in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities (Region 10) supported the Cluster’s management of evacuation centres and transitional sites.
  • The following CCCM support activities have also been implemented: distribution of camp management kits (consisting of logbooks, pens, folders), first aid kits, infor-mation and communication kits (megaphone, radio, DTP phone), camp safety items (fire extinguishers, vests, flashlights, rubber boots, raincoats, thermos, coffee) and quick response kits (shovels, digging bar).
  • Repairs and upgrades of IDP sites have been completed as of May 2012 (from the December 2011 response in more than 40 IDP sites), benefitting more than 5,000 IDPs. Repair and upgrade works included: installation of privacy partitions, distribution of bed kits, construction of kitchen counters, installation of bathing cubicles and latrines, construction of multi-purpose halls, provision of garbage bins, improvement of drainage, and installation of lighting and water systems.
  • Capacity-building: CCCM and DTM Trainings were con-ducted for DSWD national and local staff in the National Capital Region, Region 6, Region 7 and Region 10 in re-sponse to Tropical Storm Washi, Visayas Earthquake and monsoon flooding. During the TS Washi response, IOM trained camp managers who were hired and deployed to all existing camps in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan City.

Plans for 2012 to 2013

  • Conduct CCCM capacity-building on preparedness for national and local authorities
  • Map designated collective centres. Map resources of CCCM actors and stakeholders.
  • Train local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils.