Philippines

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Location 12.8797° N, 121.7740° E
Population 100.7 Million with 44.4% urban
% Population in LECZ 17.70
Topography Archipelago with 7,107 islands with volcanic mountain masses forming the cores of most of the larger islands.
Climate It has a tropical monsoonal climate with two periods - northeast monsoon (Nov–Apr) and southwest monsoon (May–Oct).
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Primary Disaster Risks

FIRE
CYCLONE
LANDSLIDES
EXTREME HEAT
STORMS
FLOODS
DROUGHT
TSUNAMI

Members of Philippine Preparedness Partnership (PhiPrep)

Government – Office of Civil Defense (OCD)

NDRRMC

OCD was founded in 1972 and is an organization with the Philippines’ Department of National Defense which serves as the implementing arm of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). It has the primary mission of administering a comprehensive national civil defense and disaster risk reduction and management program by providing leadership in the continuous development of strategic and systematic approaches as well as measures to reduce the vulnerabilities and risks to hazards and manage the consequences of disasters.

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Local Humanitarian NGO Network – Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP)

CDP

CDP was founded in 1999 and is a resource center for community-based disaster risk management. It has specifically contributed to the capacity-building of NGOs and government through interactive training and networking activities on preparedness, mitigation and prevention.

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Private Sector Network – Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF)

PDRF

PDRF was established in 2009 as the country's major private sector vehicle and coordinator for disaster management. It works with field experts and humanitarian institutions to organize and coordinate private sector solutions towards disaster management.

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