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Australian Civilian Corps


Philippines Team leader—Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery


The Philippines is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. It experiences an average of 20 tropical cyclones a year. Typhoon Bopha struck the coast of Mindanao in December, 2012, leaving more than 1000 people dead, more than 800 missing and causing substantial damage to agriculture and infrastructure.

The ACC Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Team Leader is developing options for ACC support to the Government of Philippines in the implementation of their post Typhoon Bopha recovery plan, as the response to Typhoon Bopha transitions from humanitarian response to longer-term recovery and risk reduction.

The ACC team leader’s initial role is to consult with key stakeholders on the technical assistance needed to support the Government of Philippines recovery plan. This will inform the development of additional ACC specialists to help implement Typhoon Bopha recovery.

The ACC deployment complements Australia’s $12.3million commitment for emergency relief in response to Typhoon Bopha. It supports Australia’s strategy on disaster resilience for the Philippines to ensure people living in poverty are more resilient to the impacts of natural disasters.



Current Stage
Started May 2013 Implementation Completion May 2014


Last reviewed: 1 November, 2013