This project saw to the immediate needs of 7,500 of the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake in the province of Surigao del Norte. A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck off the coast of north-eastern Mindanao, Philippines on 10 February 2017. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that the earthquake was relatively shallow, with a depth of 10 kilometres, and its epicentre was about 16 kilometres from Surigao City. The city is the capital of Surigao del Norte province with over 154,000 inhabitants. After the earthquake struck, Surigao City was placed under a state of calamity on the 11 February. On 13 February, the whole province of Surigao del Norte was placed under state of calamity. This project was located in the province of Surigao del Norte.
This project provided for the immediate needs of the most vulnerable following the earthquake by providing 1,195 households (5,975 people) with non-food items, 7,463 individuals with safe drinking water, 4,095 individuals with psychosocial support, and 488 households with multi-purpose unconditional cash grants.
This project reached 7,500 people.