Erabeitung von Katastrophenschutzplänen

Philippines: After the storm is before the storm – look ahead with evacuation centers, coast protection and emergency drills

November 2013 – The typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippine islands of Visayas, kills over 6000 people and leaves behind a trail of destruction. Subsequently arche noVa starts emergency relief measures and participates in the reconstruction of water supply systems and sanitation facilities at schools. Now it is time to take steps for future typhoon incidents.
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Haiyan is still classified as one of the strongest typhoons of all times, but only one year later super typhoon Hagupit showed that the people on the Philippines need to be prepared for future extreme weather events. Expert forecasts assume that there even will be an increase of tropical typhoons in this region.

For this reason arche noVa carries out a new catastrophe precautions project on Samar. We will establish three evacuation centers and implement coastal protection measures in the district Marabut, together with our local project partner Food for the Hungry Philippines (FHP).

To ensure an organized evacuation in case of emergency, we will establish catastrophe management committees, prepare evacuation plans and execute emergency drills.

Project Overview

Improving the resilience of rural communities against consequences of Climate Change in Samar province
Target Group
10.000 people
  • Construction of an evacuation center
  • Expand the second evacuation center
  • Extent a cave to an evacuation center
  • Plant Mangroves and beach forest
  • Workshops about emergency management
  • Evacuation drills
  • Implementing a dialogue platform and inclusion of the rural population
January 2016 – Dezember 2018
Co-operation partners
Food for the Hungry Philippines (FHP)
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Private donors