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DemographicsNational Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) of the PhilippinesPast disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in the PhilippinesDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk ManagementDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebPhilippine’s risk rankings3rd most at-risk country in World Risk Report 2012Manila 2nd most at-risk city in Climate Change Vulnerability Index 2013Risk profiles and dataClimate ChangeClimate Change Vulnerability Mapping for Southeast AsiaClimate and weather hazardsPAGASAEarthquake, volcano, and tsunami hazardsPHIVOLCS hazard mapsUrban RiskUrban risk profile for ManilaUN-ISDR overview of disaster risk in the PhilippineGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements and Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/phlClimate Change Commission site for the PhilippinesRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for the Philippines 

Upskilling for Resilience: A Guide to Free Online Disaster Preparedness Training

As disasters continue to challenge communities worldwide, it is crucial for disaster management practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest knowledge, training, and skills to help keep communities safer during these crises. To aid in the professional development of this critical workforce, the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) has curated a list of free online […]

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Urgency of heatwave risk management

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled the ‘Urgency of Heatwave Risk Management’. Heatwaves are not only here to stay but will accelerate in their frequency, severity, loss and damage, at all levels. Read 15 vibrant and realize perspectives to find your own way to manage heatwave risk, to avoid heatwave-caused deaths. As climate change intensifies,

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Humanitarian Service Points in Action: A global review

Along some of the world’s toughest migration routes, Humanitarian Service Points provide a safe space for migrants and displaced people, giving them access to vital services that might otherwise be unreachable. This report provides numerous concrete examples of Humanitarian Service Points in operation along migration routes around the world and it explains why they are

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Trilateral best practices report- Tools and technologies for earthquake risk management: Sharing experience from Northeast Asia

This report brings together best practices in earthquake risk reduction from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea, as well as Mongolia, which were shared in a regional online workshop organized in August 2023 by the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) as part of a collaboration

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Integrating early warning early action within disaster legislation in Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific faces significant challenges due to its susceptibility to disasters such as cyclones, floods and earthquakes with the impact of climate change further exacerbating these. The integration of early warning early action (EWEA) within domestic disaster legislation is crucial for enhancing preparedness and mitigating the impact of disasters. This case study explores how countries

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Flood Resilience Alliance: Philippines Country Briefing

The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, commonly experiencing floods, droughts, and typhoons. According to the latest assessment of the World Risk Index (2022), the Philippines is the country with the highest disaster risk in the world. The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical

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Volunteering in times of Crisis

1755 is the year when they say volunteering phenomena emerged. And then, this concept re-emerged, reformed and contextualized for various other industries other than the military. These days, it’s more of a Humanitarian Assistance for all professions. Since 2010, I have volunteered in various roles: writer, cyclist, career counselor, communication & media consultancies, environmentalist, and

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Expanding community resilience programs to urban contexts: Key considerations for resilience measurement

Expanding community resilience programs to urban contexts: Key considerations for resilience measurement A case study from Metro Manila, Philippines The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Every week, approximately 1.4 million people are added to urban centers globally; an estimated two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. While cities provide access

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Putting communities in the driver seat: Good practices from the Philippines

In the spirit of the localization agenda, the flood resilience project of the Philippine Red Cross accompanies, enables, and connects communities to become more resilient to floods and other hazards. We facilitated a participatory whole-of-community process to design evidence-based and risk-informed community resilience building interventions. In this process, community members could voice their needs and

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Translating Warnings into Action – How we can Improve Early Warning Systems to Protect Communities

Early warnings for hazards are essential for living safely and minimizing economic losses.  For many hazards, it is possible to give advance notice and accurate information to help communities prepare and respond.  However, issuance of the warning itself is not enough for a warning system to be effective, as the effectiveness of warnings is determined

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