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Christian Aid in the Philippines

Christian Aid Philippines is currently working on several projects funded by institutional and other key donors.

Resilience

The Philippine Resilience Programme supports communities at risk of climate change, disasters and conflict to be more resilient and better prepared.

The programme is funded by UKaid’s Programme Partnership Arrangement (PPA). It operates at community level in Davao City, Metro Cebu, and Pagadian City and also includes advocacy work at the local, national and regional levels.

Scaling Up Resilience in Governance (SURGE) is a consortium made up of Christian Aid, Handicap International, Oxfam and Plan International. It aims to build and increase the resilience of high-risk communities by promoting inclusive community-based disaster risk reduction practices and taking the learning to other communities in the Philippines. SURGE also lobbies for improvements in disaster risk management policies and practices by using evidence from experience. SURGE is supported by European Union humanitarian aid.

Emergency response, recovery, and rehabilitation

Start Network agencies, with the support of the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Disaster Emergency Preparedness Programme, work together through the Transforming Surge Capacity (TSC) project to explore and understand how surge capacity can be transformed for the future.

There are three key elements to this project: platform formation, pilot projects and training, learning and sharing of good practice and resources. This project will be delivered predominantly through two types of pilots delivered at national, regional and international levels.

With funds provided by UK aid Christian Aid provided an emergency response to more than 8,000 households in four provinces affected by Typhoon Hagupit, which struck the Philippines in December 2014.

Christian Aid has continued its emergency response work with communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan, with a shift towards rehabilitation and resilience. We provided support on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), shelter, livelihoods and protection, and built capacity on disaster preparedness, protection and disaster risk reduction.

DFID, Irish Aid, DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee), ACT Alliance, ICCO, Norwegian Church Aid, Muslim Hands, Roddick Foundation are among those who have provided humanitarian funds to support these interventions.

Philippines Typhoon Appeal: rebuilding lives and livelihoods

One of the strongest storms ever recorded hit the Philippines in November 2013.

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