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Philippines: Ready to Rebuild (R2R) Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program

The Ready to Rebuild (R2R): Disaster Rehabilitation and Recovery Program is a joint program of the World Bank and the Philippine government through the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Office of Civil Defense (OCD).

Ready to Rebuild aims to build the capacity of national and local governments to recover better and faster from natural disasters, climate risks, and human-induced disasters even before it happens. This covers pre-disas

 

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With the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) rolling in Typhoon-Odette-hit areas, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approved the recommendation to request to the Office of the President (OP) the provision of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for affected families in an emergency council meeting today.

The NDRRMC’s Shelter Cluster, in the said meeting, identified the provision of cash assistance and housing materials, and the setting up of transitional shelters as part of the government’s relief effort.

 

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With more than one million families affected by Typhoon ‘Odette,’ the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), its member agencies, regional and local counterparts continue to aid and provide relief to typhoon-hit communities in various regions.

The NDRRMC Logistics Cluster reported that as of today, January 7, 2022, 4.8 million kilograms of assorted relief items were delivered to regions pummeled by TY 'Odette’.

Twenty-three sea vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), 27 naval assets from the Philippine Navy (PN), 28 aerial assets from the Philippine Air Force (PAF), and 96 wing vans from the Office of Civil Defense, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and World Food Programme (WFP) have been deployed for relief missions.

 

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The Office of Civil Defense is continuously providing emergency telecommunications services to the on-site Emergency Operations Center in Siargao to re-establish coordination with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Operations Center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City for situation updates and response operations in the province.

The OCD deployed its emergency telecommunications team (ETT) yesterday to re-establish the communication link between NDRRMOC and Siargao province after communication disruption due to Typhoon Odette.

The team set up the equipment including VSAT for data connectivity, satellite phone for voice connectivity and drone for video surveillance at Siargao Domestic Airport.