Tag Archives: disaster rehabilitation

Texas governor appeals for aid for Harvey recovery

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REBUILDING. A teddy bear is seen on top of waterlogged items set on a curb in front of a home as people start to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey caused widespread flooding, on September 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

At the same time, Houston’s mayor says his city is now 95% dry and already ‘open for business’

HOUSTON, USA (Sept. 4, 2017) — The governor of Texas said Sunday, September 3, the “long haul” of recovery from Hurricane Harvey was just beginning, appealing to Congress to provide tens of billions of dollars needed for reconstruction. Continue reading Texas governor appeals for aid for Harvey recovery

Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

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UNDERSTANDING MAPS. This is a screenshot of the maps on landslide and flood susceptibility from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Mines and Geosciences Bureau). The maps are in jpeg format, and require considerable work for reuse.

‘In a time when people are increasingly exposed to the factors of disaster and climate change, I believe that usable maps can help people make a difference’

August 2, 2017 — When addressing disasters and climate change, at what point does the geographic information become useful? Continue reading Making maps useful for addressing disasters and climate change

Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

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VICTIMS NEED LIVELIHOOD. Radio Veritas launches news and public service program ‘Pandesal Forum’ with (left to right) Wilson Lee Flores, George Siy, Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton Pascual, and Jarkie Miranda.

The Catholic Church, through Caritas Manila, is planning to provide livelihood programs to help Marawi victims get back on track

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 2, 2017) — The Catholic Church has been one of the most active sectors in sending aid to Marawi victims. Its humanitarian, development, and advocacy arm Caritas Philippines, or the National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA), donated P10 million pesos in July to internally displaced victims. Continue reading Caritas Manila to help Marawi victims through livelihood

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

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MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — In conflict scenarios like the one in Marawi City, the use of accurate data can tremendously aid various government agencies and the private sector in helping internally displaced people get back on their feet. Continue reading Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Death toll among local terrorists in Marawi passes 500 – military

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MARAWI SIEGE. Marawi City is attacked by Islamic State-inspired terrorists belonging to the Maute Group on May 23, 2017. Photo from @RickoDima

The war continues to rage in the city’s commercial district Banggolo and adjacent barangays Raya Madaya and Marinaut

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — The death toll among terrorists fighting in Marawi City breached 500 on Monday, July 31, after the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) reported killing 11 in separate operations during the day. Continue reading Death toll among local terrorists in Marawi passes 500 – military

After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

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This file photo taken on March 26, 2017 shows Iraqis cleaning up the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Mosul’s al-Jadida area. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

The chaotic mess caused by the conflict that devastated Mosul must be cleared away first, before rebuilding starts

MOSUL, Iraq (Jul. 19, 2017) — The battle over, it’s now time to start rebuilding Iraq’s second city, parts of which were literally flattened during the offensive against holed up jihadists of the Islamic State (ISIS) group. Continue reading After the battle: Mosul looks to rise from the ashes

AFP engineers to help rebuild Marawi

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DESTRUCTION. Marawi City’s Banggolo district is in ruins. Rappler file photo

The 52nd and 54th Army Engineer Brigades will be the core units to be deployed once reconstruction efforts can begin in the city

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 5, 2017) — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) plans to send its engineer-soldiers to Marawi when the government begins the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the crisis-hit city. Continue reading AFP engineers to help rebuild Marawi

Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

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‘RISE, MARAWI.’ President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by military officials as he visits families displaced by the Marawi crisis. Malacañang file photo

The 23-member Task Force Bangon Marawi is headed by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

MANILA, Philippines (Jul. 3, 2017) — President Rodrigo Duterte created an inter-agency task force to take charge of the recovery and rehabilitation of Marawi City, ground zero of clashes between terrorists and government forces. Continue reading Duterte creates task force in charge of Marawi rehab

Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov’t troops clear Marawi

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DEPLOYMENT. Marines are deployed to the frontline from their command post on June 21, 2017, in Marawi City. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Brigadier General Ramiro Manuel Rey, commander of Task Force Ranao, says they are now coordinating with the local government unit leaders for the recovery and rehabilitation plans of Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Jun. 21, 2017) — The provincial government of Lanao del Sur is finalizing plans for tent cities for the possible return of the internally displaced residents of Marawi city once the armed conflict with local terror group Maute is over. Continue reading Tent cities, mass graves readied as gov’t troops clear Marawi

House raises P13 million for Marawi victims

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DISPLACED. Marawi City evacuees seek refuge at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol compound. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez will be creating a committee to facilitate the trust fund for Marawi City

MANILA, Philippines (Jun. 19, 2017) — Several lawmakers pooled their money to raise P13 million to help in rehabilitation efforts for victims of the Marawi City siege. Continue reading House raises P13 million for Marawi victims