Philippines : Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) Project

Sovereign Project | 45431-001

The project provides $3 million grant under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) as emergency assistance to the Philippine Government in response to its appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian relief assistance, in the aftermath caused by Tropical Storm Washi (locally named Sendong) that swept across Northeastern Mindanao and Central Visayas from 16 to 18 December 2011, bringing heavy rains that caused massive flooding, flashfloods and landslides. The worst affected areas are Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental), Iligan City (Lanao del Norte), Dumaguete City and Valencia municipality (Negros Oriental). The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates that as of 21 December 2011, 65,067 families or 348,749 people, covering 319 barangays in 31 municipalities and eight cities in 13 provinces have been directly affected by Tropical Storm Washi.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Balbosa, Joven Z.
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Philippines
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) Project
Project Number 45431-001
Country / Economy Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0279-PHI: Tropical Storm Washi (Sendong) Project
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Public sector management / Social protection initiatives

Gender
Description

The project provides $3 million grant under the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) as emergency assistance to the Philippine Government in response to its appeal to the international community to provide humanitarian relief assistance, in the aftermath caused by Tropical Storm Washi (locally named Sendong) that swept across Northeastern Mindanao and Central Visayas from 16 to 18 December 2011, bringing heavy rains that caused massive flooding, flashfloods and landslides. The worst affected areas are Cagayan de Oro City (Misamis Oriental), Iligan City (Lanao del Norte), Dumaguete City and Valencia municipality (Negros Oriental). The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) estimates that as of 21 December 2011, 65,067 families or 348,749 people, covering 319 barangays in 31 municipalities and eight cities in 13 provinces have been directly affected by Tropical Storm Washi. Of this number, 49,441 families or 276,400 people are either sheltered in 60 evacuation centers, billeted with relatives or in makeshift structures. NDRMMC has reported that the death toll has reached 1,009 with 46 missing and 1,603 injured. The number of damaged houses is reported at 12,131 of which 3,581 were totally destroyed while the estimated cost of damages to infrastructure, agriculture and school buildings amounts to Php 999.9 million ($23 million).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The damage caused by the disaster is of a scale beyond the capacity of the Philippine Government and its own agencies to meet the immediate expenses necessary to restore life-saving services to the affected population. While the Government has indicated that it is mobilizing all available budgetary resources, urgent humanitarian assistance is still needed. In this background, the Government has appealed to the international community to provide humanitarian relief assistance to the Philippines. It has requested financial assistance of $3 million from ADB under the APDRF to assist in meeting urgent needs for food, water, soap, hygiene kits, clothes, medical supplies, shelter facilities, clearing of debris, and livelihood support for the affected people. In the absence of the UN Humanitarian Resident Coordinator (UNHRC), the Humanitarian Affairs Officers of UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has assessed and confirmed that an APDRF grant for $3 million is appropriate in view of the severity of the situation. There is a need for rapid support to provide the affected population with the necessary basic goods and services. Immediate financial assistance from ADB would help alleviate the resource constraints faced by the Government. Given the magnitude of the disaster, a financial assistance of $3 million is considered justified.

Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Cagayan de Oro, Dumaguete City, Iligan City, Valencia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Balbosa, Joven Z.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office (PHCO)
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 22 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Oct 2023

Grant 0279-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Dec 2011 23 Dec 2011 26 Dec 2011 23 Jun 2012 23 Dec 2012 16 Oct 2014
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 26 Oct 2023 3.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2023 3.00 0.00 100%

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