resettlement - updates

Rappler's latest stories on resettlement


399 Typhoon Yolanda survivors avail of permanent shelters in Kalibo

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Under the NHA Permanent Resettlement Program for Calamity Victims, beneficiaries will be provided with developed lots and decent shelters at no cost

Developed and displaced in Southeast Asia

Jun 30, 2018 - 8:30 AM

The examples of displacement and their continuing impacts are a reminder that Southeast Asia's model of development, anchored on physical infrastructure projects and the exploitation of natural resources, has not changed very much

Musings of a boomer on retiring in the Philippines

Jun 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Like scores of Filipino Americans we think of what it would be like to return The downside is we are both concerned deeply worried about personal safety

Faces of despair: Refugees wait years with no promise of resettlement

Feb 10, 2017 - 12:41 PM

In Indonesia a transit country many refugees wait years to start a new life On the bottom of that waitlist are single men who unable to work are unable to live decent lives

Trump talks to world leaders amid alarm over policy on Muslim immigrants

Jan 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

3rd UPDATE US President Donald Trump s decree suspends the entire US refugee resettlement program for at least 120 days while tough new vetting rules are established

NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER. People attend an interfaith solidarity event at Masjid Gibrael Mosque in San Gabriel, California on January 26, 2017, where religious and community leaders denounced hate speech and anti-Muslim proposals that have contributed to a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and crime. File photo by  Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Yolanda survivors hit planned demolition of homes in coastal areas

Nov 17, 2016 - 5:35 PM

They say proposed relocation sites in northern barangays are too far from the city center and have inadequate facilities

Robredo eyes completion of Yolanda housing by 2018

Nov 07, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council reports that only around 4 000 families have occupied permanent housing as of September this year

In Indonesia, a school for refugees by refugees as they await resettlement

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The pupils at Learning Nest are from Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Iraq and Sri Lanka

EDUCATION. Refugee children attending a pioneering school in Cisarua, West Java, in the mountains south of Jakarta, where refugees are banding together to educate their children. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Binays' Makati receives governance awards despite corruption charges

Dec 25, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Makati s programs that became controversial in 2015 had in fact been recognized in past years by government agencies including Mar Roxas DILG

WHAT'S NEW? Same faces and the same controversies define the year that was for Makati.

House votes to suspend US refugee program after Paris attacks

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:25 PM

If our law enforcement and our intelligence community cannot verify that each and every person is not a security threat then they shouldn t be allowed in says House Speaker Paul Ryan

Indonesia in talks with Australia about island for refugees

Nov 20, 2015 - 1:24 PM

We can discuss the possibility of allocating an island for the refugees but Australia is required to entirely finance it

NO ENTRY. A detained woman and child asylum seeker from Pakistan gather at a hotel in Tasikmalaya, West Java, in February 2014, after their group who was heading for Christmas island was turned back by Australian Navy according to Indonesian authorities. File photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Haze victims may be evacuated, karaoke fire kills 12

Oct 26, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the cancelation of discussions about the 1960s massacre and the prevention of ISIS recruits

Papua New Guinea to resettle refugees from Australian camps, Papua province

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:26 PM

There were no further details on where in PNG the refugees would be resettled whether they would be allowed freedom of movement and what employment rights they would be given

Urban poor's #TheLeaderIWant: Consult, listen, deliver

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:41 PM

According to urban poor community leaders the next Philippine president should push for an inclusive and participatory approach to ending poverty

Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Gambia offers to resettle all Rohingya boatpeople

May 21, 2015 - 10:00 AM

As human beings more so fellow Muslims it is a sacred duty to help alleviate the untold hardships and sufferings fellow human beings are confronted with

REFUGEES. Women and children at the refugee camp in Kuala Langsa, Aceh, sheltering migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. Photo by Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

'Mismatch' in Yolanda resettlement fund estimates – watchdog

May 09, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Social Watch Philippines says that while Leyte had the most number of Yolanda damaged houses it will not get the biggest resettlement funds following National Housing Authority estimates

More than a year after Yolanda: Home sweet home?

Apr 25, 2015 - 3:18 PM

Yolanda survivors transferred to a government resettlement project in Barangay Cabalawan Tacloban complain of poor quality houses

Fishers resettlement plan 'solves' no-build zone issue

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:40 PM

To protect fisherfolk from storm surge fish landings will be built by the shore to ensure they have access to the sea even if they live farther from the shore

Sleeping above tombs and living among the dead

Aug 21, 2014 - 5:25 PM

None of the residents are afraid of the dead There are other things to be afraid of they say like the lack of means to continue living

HOME. A mother plays with her 4-year-old daughter and her young nephew. The tomb made of granite serves as their bed. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

4,000 hectares identified for Haiyan resettlement

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:33 PM

The DENR and DOST identify government land where more than 200 000 displaced families can be resettled

HOMELESS SURVIVORS. Up to 130,000 Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors still live in tents as of April 2014, the government says. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Yolanda survivors after 6 months: Homeless, jobless, hungry

May 01, 2014 - 5:24 PM

After Yolanda the Philippines is running out of safe and usable evacuation centers for future emergencies

Is prostitution happening in Zambo evac camps?

Apr 24, 2014 - 3:43 PM

Adding to the bad condition of the evacuation centers an alarming report claims that prostitution is happening in the camps and that cases of sexually transmitted diseases are infecting the IDPs today

Hungry homes in resettlement areas

Apr 08, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Families in resettlement areas complain about hunger poverty and the lack of job opportunities in resettlement areas

Bayan ni Juan says project a success

Dec 14, 2013 - 8:17 AM

To expect utopia of any relocation site is not only unfair but unrealistic

P374-M for relocation of waterway settlers

Jun 30, 2013 - 7:19 PM

The budget department okays the release of P374 4 million for the relocation of 19 440 families living near waterways in Metro Manila

Palace on relocation critics: We pity 'negastars'

Jun 26, 2013 - 5:23 PM

Lacierda: The government is here to serve to help the people The negastars think everything the government does is wrong

RELOCATION. Earlier this year, the government announced its intention to relocate 100,000 informal settlers living along major waterways. AFP photo

Robredo advocated for youth, urban poor

Aug 28, 2012 - 9:08 AM

The youth and urban poor were among the sectors closest to Jesse Robredo s heart Students and former Naga squatters say thank you to the late Interior Secretary for changing their lives