|22 Nov 2013|
Philippines: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos Press Remarks on the Philippines Friday, 22 November 2013
It is now two weeks since super-Typhoon Haiyan - one of the largest storms on record - struck an area of 57,000 square kilometres, with eighteen million people, covering five major islands and countless smaller ones,...
|21 Nov 2013|
Philippines: UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Concludes Review of Philippines Typhoon Response
(Manila, 21 November 2013) Concluding her mission to review the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, commended the rapid scale-up and impact of national and international assistance efforts, but warned that the relief effort is going to be complex and long-running, and many people still need more help.
"Having visited Tacloban...
|19 Nov 2013|
Philippines: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, Remarks to the Press on the Typhoon Haiyan Response
Manila, 19 November 2013
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Good evening everyone.
I will read a short statement and I will be very happy to take questions. I apologise that Ambassador Swing cannot join me, but you will know that there are three senior UN officials who have been here in the Philippines in the last few days looking at the relief effort.
I’m joined this evening by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator here in the Philippines, Ms....
|19 Nov 2013|
Philippines: Aid delivery to typhoon affected communities gathers pace; but much more is needed to respond to crisis
(Manila, 19 November 2013): The United Nations Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos, visited today Tacloban City and Guiuan, on the far eastern coast of Samar province, to assess progress on getting aid to communities left devastated in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Twelve days after one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded made landfall, relief efforts have gathered pace. Many of the logistical hurdles that hampered the response in the first days – roads clogged...
|16 Nov 2013|
Philippines: Press Conference on Humanitarian Situation in Philippines Following Typhoon Haiyan
The humanitarian community’s response and commitment in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan had been phenomenal despite overwhelming challenges, John Ging, a senior humanitarian official said today at a press conference at United Nations Headquarters.
Mr. Ging, Director of Operations for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said the Typhoon had left a large trail of destruction across the Philippines. “Currently, 13...