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October 8, 2014

The U.S. government has provided Php4.4 million to assist displaced families affected by the Mayon Volcano in Albay province.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology placed Mayon Volcano under Alert Level 3, which prompted the Provincial Government of Albay to evacuate more than 12,000 families living within the six-kilometer radius permanent danger zone.

U.S. Embassy Ambassador Philip Goldberg said, "The United States stands ready to help families cope with the challenges posed by the temporary displacement.”

U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide emergency sanitation, hygiene and non-food items to families seeking temporary refuge in evacuation centers located in the municipalities of Guinobatan, Camalig and Daraga. The humanitarian assistance, which will be distributed by World Vision for USAID, will focus on improving access to safe drinking water, functioning latrines, and temporary classrooms.

April 28, 2014

As a country that is highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, the Philippines prioritizes climate change adaptation, developing climate resilience, and disaster risk reduction and management. While the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions may increase, it is still relatively a low-emitter and does not have any required commitment to lower its emissions. 

April 28, 2014

Climate change poses an increasing threat to sustainable economic and energy development. The growing concerns on the massive environmental destruction arising from climate change generated significant political momentum for action on greenhouse gas emissions. 

April 28, 2014

Almost 90% of gastro-intetestinal related dealths globally are due to unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. Children under the age of 5 are particularly vulnerable. Most rural communities in the Philippines still lack access to clean drinking water and improved sanitation.

April 28, 2014

The Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project in the Philippines is a four-year activity that seeks to improve water security to support resilient and stable economic growth in the Philippines. It is being implemented in close coordination with the Government of the Philippines to promote good governance and build capacity in water security, improve access to water services, and build more resilient communities.

April 28, 2014

The Philippines’ marine biodiversity has long been a key source of food security and economic activity, underpinning Philippine economic and social development for the 60% of Filipinos that live within the coastal zone, 40% of whom live in poverty (World Bank 2005).

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