The Philippines is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Annually, an average of 22 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility of which around 6 to 7 cause significant damage. Conflicts in Mindanao also cause intermittent cycles of forced displacement.
In 2007, OCHA established a presence in Manila to complement the Government’s response to natural disasters and to strengthen humanitarian coordination. In September 2009, Tropical Storm Ketsana devastated Metro Manila, prompting the Emergency Relief Coordinator to appoint the Resident Coordinator as also the Humanitarian Coordinator.
OCHA’s presence in the Philippines was upgraded to a country office in 2010, with a dual focus: emergency response preparedness and response to sudden onset emergencies and the protracted conflict situation in Mindanao. United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs office (OCHA) in the Philippines.
In 2020 OCHA Philippines country office was scaled down to a Humanitarian Advisory Team (HAT).
24 December 2021
| Dataset date: February 09, 2018-September 28, 2022
Philippines administrative levels:
(1) Region (Filipino: rehiyon)
(2) Provinces (Filipino: lalawigan, probinsiya) and independent cities (Filipino: lungsod, siyudad/ciudad, dakbayan, lakanbalen)
(3) Municipalities (Filipino: bayan, balen, bungto, banwa, ili) and component cities (Filipino: lungsod, siyudad/ciudad, dakbayan, dakbanwa, lakanbalen)
The original datasets were derived from the boundaries of the Barangays as observed at the end of April 2016 as per the Philippine Geographic Standard Code (PSGC) dataset. It has been generated on the basis of the layer created by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in the context of the 2015 population census.
Vetting and live service provision by Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS) with funding from USAID.
OCHA acknowledges PSA and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) as the sources. LMB is the source of official administrative boundaries of the Philippines. In the absence of available official administrative boundary, the IMTWG have agreed to clean and use the PSA administrative boundaries which are used to facilitate data collection of surveys and censuses. The dataset can only be considered as indicative boundaries and not official.
For administrative level 4 (Barangay) please contact the contributor (OCHA Philippines) via the 'Contact the contributor' button near the top of this page.
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30 March 2021
| Dataset date: November 16, 2020-November 16, 2020
This data is about the humanitarian interventions of local/international organizations, faith based organizations, government, private sectors, UN agencies, and Red Cross in the areas affected by the typhoons.
11 February 2020
| Dataset date: January 27, 2020-January 27, 2020
This data is about the completed, ongoing and planned humanitarian activities related to the Taal volcano eruption by the government, civil society organizations, clusters, Red Cross, UN agencies and private individuals to people displaced in the evacuation centres.
5 March 2020
| Dataset date: January 23, 2020-January 23, 2020
A series of earthquakes occured in provinces of Cotabato (North Cotabato) and Davao del Sur, between 16 and 31 October and December 2019, respectively. These earthquakes caused significant displacement, loss of lives and extensive damage to properties and infrastructure. This data is reflects the humanitarian activities done by the government, civil society organizations, Red Cross, and UN agencies to the affected population.
10 November 2019
| Dataset date: September 10, 2019-September 10, 2019
Simultaneous law enforcement operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines against non-state armed groups are reported in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Sulu since the first half of March 2019. The “Who What Where” or 3W, is vital for efficient coordination. It maintains updated information on WHO (which organizations) are doing WHAT (which activities), WHERE (in which locations) to help coordination of relief efforts to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the conflict. Such information can help to alleviate duplications, identify possible gaps, better inform decision makers, and allow everyone to ask better questions.