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Lingap Sining: A Synthesis of Experience in Developing a Curriculum Framework on Psychosocial Processing through an Integrated Theatre Arts Approach
Prepared by: Mae Quesada-Medina, c2011
This paper is a consolidation of PETA's experiences related to psychosocial processing among disaster survivors, specifically those conducted in the aftermath of Ondoy and Pepeng. It also draws insights from earlier experiences of artists-teachers who developed a training manual for workshops that use the integrated theater arts approach to help in the healing of survivors of incest, sexual abuse, and armed conflict. This paper discusses the theoretical foundations used in developing a curriculum framework for psychosocial processing and capacity building. Samples of implemented syllabus for children, youth, and adults are included. Finally, it presents issues, challenges and recommendations for designing a curriculum that complements psychosocial support programs addressing disaster emergencies.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan: Humanitarian Situation Report no. 9
Prepared by: UNICEF Philippines, December 2, 2013
1. The ‘soft’ opening of schools in the typhoon affected regions began on 2 December 2013 as part of the Department of Education’s four phase national response strategy for getting all children in affected areas back to school by January 2014, with UNICEF’s support.
2. The Nutrition cluster estimates 1.35 million children under-five, 650,000 pregnant and lactating women across nine regions to be at risk of malnutrition. The Nutrition cluster partners are primarily focusing on Regions VI (Western Visayas), VII (Central Visayas) and VIII (Eastern Visayas).
3. To date, Nutrition cluster partners have completed malnutrition screening for 17,046 children. Of the children screened, 654 have been found to be acute malnourished or at risk of acute malnutrition and have been enrolled into treatment programmes. Almost 1,000 pregnant and lactating women have been provided with support and counseling.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan: Situation Report no. 20: Dec. 3, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
1. The Department of Social Welfare and Development estimates that over 14.9 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. This includes 4.13 million people displaced from their homes, of whom an estimated 204,131 are still living in 1,031 evacuation centres.
2. Reports from coordination hubs indicate that humanitarian partners need to expand their response programmes to more remote areas and islands in Eastern and Western Visayas Regions. People living along main roads may be receiving disproportionate aid.
3. Partners have procured and are distributing 36 per cent and 14 per cent of required rice seeds and corn seeds, respectively. More support is urgently needed to allow farmers to plant before the planting season ends in January.
4. Water, sanitation and hygiene partners warn of potential disease outbreaks amid confirmation of faecal coliform in some water sources. Partners continue to expand disease surveillance capacity, though gaps remain in some areas.
5. Humanitarian partners are working with the Government to finalize the Strategic Response Plan, which will be aligned with the Government's Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan.
Public Health and Risk Assessment Interventions: Typhoon Haiyan Philippines
Prepared by: World Health Organization, November 16, 2013
The purpose of this public health risk assessment is to provide all health sector partners, including professionals of local and national authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agencies and United Nations agencies currently working with populations affected by the emergency in the Philippines, with up-to-date technical guidance on the major public health threats faced by the affected population.
Yolanda (Haiyan) Operations, Coordination and Linkages Support Group
Prepared by: The Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul, November 27, 2013
The Yolanda (Haiyan) Operations, Coordination and Linkages Support Group ’s intended main contributions are (1) identification of communities in need and their corresponding critical requirements, (2) coordination of assistance, and the linkage between needs to resources; (3) facilitate the provision of direct humanitarian support; (4) extend practical technical knowledge in disaster coordination and management in frontline operations including fielding additional personnel support, (5) and help set up the basic accountability systems.
Rapid Needs Assessment in Nine (9) Municipalities of Leyte Province: Assessment Report (November 25-30, 2013)
Prepared by: UN OCHA and OSOCC Ormoc
A multi cluster and initial rapid assessment was conducted by the multinational team in each barangay to gather first hand and relevant real time information of what has been done, and what remains to be done in support of the residents. Due to time constraints in assessment and the need for data in decision making, these barangays were carefully assessed and reflect the situation as it is reflected on a widespread scale in these municipalities across Leyte province. No exceptions to this level of displacement and need were found or are believed to exist within these large regions of impact.
Flash study on damages and relief deployment in micro-insular areas after Yolanda/Haiyan Typhoon
Prepared by: VISOV with OSM Contributors, November 24, 2013
These isolated islands of central Philippine mainly live off fishing and agricultural cultivations and plantations, and occasionally tourism. Although the tourist area s are lucky enough to have both media and financial coverage to meet the most urgent needs, the other areas are far from being so lucky.
The journey to reach the closest island with vital supplies can be long and arduous, sometimes even impossible for the islands whose fleet of ships has been totally destroyed by the swells and tidal forces of the storm. Their means of subsistence have also been destroyed (fishing boats, plantations, food crops).
The most isolated areas can sometimes be helped by air assets, but help does not always attain its targets, as has been reported concerning the island of Coron.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan: Situation Report 19: November 29, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
1. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the current death toll stands at 5,560, with another 1,757 people still missing. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) estimates that the number of displaced people is now 3.62 million, of whom an estimated 224,177 are living in 1,104 evacuation centres.
2. The Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) are now available and the priority needs identified are 1) Immediate need to provide ongoing food assistance and access to water to all affected communities; 2) Urgent and extensive shelter requirements; 3) Recovery of livelihoods, including farming, fishing and the service industry; and 4) Restoration of WASH, education, health, protective and other community services, and management of displacement.
3. Rebuilding homes is one of the top requests from those affected by the Typhoon. However, shelter materials in the local market are scarce, and in some places prices have doubled.
WHO Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support after Tsunami
Published by: World Health Organization -Regional Office for South-East Asia, c2005
The tsunami of 26 December 2004 caused death and destruction on an unprecedented scale in tsunami-affected regions. Following the disaster, WHO was urged by Member States to support ministries of health in affected countries, to restore health resources and in the area of mental health and psychosocial support. This brief document aims to provide a framework for WHO assistance in this area.
After the Wind, Rain and Water - Community level handbook for helping
Community Level resource for basic psychosocial support principles following hurricanes. Developed by IOM in Myanmar following Nargis in 2008 and since used in Indonesia, Sri Lanka as well as in Philippines Typhoon Bopha.
This version is the printable version, so the pages are in the order of booklet printing. It is accompanied by a Handbook for trainers, a "psychosocial house" puzzle, and a set of flash cards.
For more information please feel free to contact me - [email protected]
Typhoon Yolanda, Multisector Initial Rapid Assessment, Phase 1, initial results_Nov252013v.
Lead Agency: World Food Programme
This is an initial result of the Multi-sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) on Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Some of the key findings are: (1) Immediate need to provide ongoing food assistance to all affected communities; (2) Shelter requirements are urgent and extensive but vary according to rural vs. urban areas; (3) Recovery of livelihoods in the fishing and farming industries is a key priority of communities and (4) Restoration of community services and management of displacement.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 18; November 27, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
1. According to the latest Government estimates, Typhoon Haiyan has resulted in over 5,200 deaths and nearly 26,000 injuries. Over 3.5 million people remain displaced from their homes, including 226,000 living in 1,068 evacuation centres.
2. Preliminary results of a joint rapid assessment confirm that lifesaving needs persist in food, shelter, recovery of livelihoods and the restoration of essential community services in affected areas. Final results are expected on 27 November.
3. Response efforts continue to expand, but greater planning is needed to ensure a smooth transition as some international partners – including foreign militaries and international health teams – prepare to leave.
4. Local organizations in Cebu have established a working group to coordinate their activities and liaise with international partners. Participating local organizations often have better access to remote areas than international partners.
Tip Sheet: Addressing Gender based Violence (GBV) - related Risks in Shelter Assessments and Programme Design
Prepared by: Global Protection Cluster- GBV Prevention and Response, November 2013
Shelter is intended to protect people from the elements, but in an emergency the way shelters are designed and allocated can also have a major impact on people’s – particularly women’s and girls’ – exposure to violence. The GBV AoR recommends that the Shelter cluster consider the following points when conducting assessments and designing interventions.
IRC and PBSP Assessment Report: Typhoon Yolanda (Iloilo and Capiz, Philippines)
Prepared by: International Rescue Committee and Philippine Business for Social Progress, November 23, 2013
The overall objective of this assessment is to determine if an emergency response to assist people affected by typhoon Yolanda is 1) needed, and 2) feasible. If so how can International Rescue Committee and Philippine Business for Social Progress programs (Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, cash/vouchers, Protection, NFIs) can be tailored to fit the priorities, specific needs and culture of the affected population.
Protection Assessment STY Haiyan (Yolanda) November 22, 2013, Issue No. 7
Prepared by: Department of Social Welfare and Development and
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
1. Access to the island barangays of Homonhon and Suluan in Guian Municipality remains difficult. Distribution of assistance could only be done through airlift.
2. In Marabut Municipality, approximately 50 Mamanwa families have not been registered and receiving food distributions on a consistent basis. Other indigenous communities in the municipalities such as, sitios of Km 22, 11, 15, and 26 of Barangay Tinabanan have received limited assistance. Remote location of these indigenous communities hampers regular goods distribution to these communities.
3. IDPs living in evacuation centers are sharing small spaces and there is no privacy. Tensions are on the rise. The situation is compounded with the lack of water supply, lack of functioning bathing facilities, and lack of sanitation.
4. Local government unit in Guian has limited understanding on gender-based violence and child protection. Capacity building is needed.
5. Local government of Salcedo Municipality expressed the need for roofing materials for school repair so that classes will resume.
6. In Salcedo Municipality, there are 36 unaccompanied and separated children.
7. Power remains cut off in some parts of Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, and VIII. This lack of electricity/lighting increases protection risk among IDPs both in evacuation centers and house-based. Women and children are particularly at risk in the nights
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 16: November 22, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
1. Estimates of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan have fallen slightly based on new assessment data. The Government currently estimates that 13.26 million people were affected.
2. The number of people displaced has also decreased as people are starting to return to their land and build makeshift shelters next to their damaged houses. However, 4.29 million people remain displaced as the lack of accessible shelter and building materials is slowing down the return process and people continue to leave the worst-hit areas.
3. Aid delivery is gathering pace as access to affected areas improves. 4. Partners estimate that more than 2.5 million people have received food aid and 10,000 households have received shelter materials. Over 130 medical teams are providing emergency health care in affected areas.
4. However, major needs remain in the distribution of food, access to clean water and the provision of shelter materials.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Humanitarian Snapshot: Nov 20, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is catastrophic. Over 13 million people are affected, including some five million children. More than 4 million men, women and children have been displaced, many desperate for food, safe drinking water, basic shelter and sanitation.
This one page document discusses the effects of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No.15: November 21, 2013
Prepared by: OCHA Philippines
(1) The latest Government estimates indicate that the number of displaced people has decreased to 4.33 million. Of 5,040 evacuation centres at the height of the relief operations, 1,546 centres are still open. Approximately 3.9 million displaced people are living outside evacuation centres.
(2) Large quantities of shelter and non-food items have started arriving in Tacloban. Local markets are struggling to meet the demands for materials.
(3) Over 16,000 farming families will receive crop and horticulture production packages for the current planting season. Sufficient agriculture support is critical before the end of the planting season in January. Support for fishing communities also remains an immediate priority.
(4) Mobile phone coverage has largely been restored in the provinces of Northern and Eastern Samar and Leyte.
How to Help Children Cope with Disasters: Tips for Teachers
Prepared by: Save the Children
As a teacher, you can play an important role in comforting your students, and in helping them to sort out their thoughts and feelings surrounding the disaster and its impacts on their families and community. The routine and regular contact with teachers and friends helps children to reestablish a sense of safety and security. Your dedication, compassion and skills are needed now more than ever!
This article discusses ten tips for teachers on how to help children coping with disasters