Humanitarian issues: Improving the way we work
5 December, 2013
January 2013, Kenya: A UNICEF aid worker collects data from interviews with displaced families. The information will be used to ensure that the humanitarian response is tailored to the needs of the displaced people. Credit: UNICEF/Minu Limbu
OCHA’s new report seeks to highlight global trends of...
Aid Worker Diary: UNDAC deployment to Typhoon Haiyan
4 December, 2013
Emergency response experts from Japan joined the Disaster Assessment and Coordination team as part of OCHA's response to Typhoon Haiyan.
Disaster Response experts give their impressions of Typhoon Haiyan.
“Frankly, I was a little bit scared,” says Tsukasa Katsube. “There was a very fine...
Philippines: One in 14 million
2 December, 2013
27 Nov 2013, Philippines: Maribel with her dog, Lang-Lang. She was worried that her dog was washed away in the storm surge following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: OCHA/Eva Modvig
Many of the 14 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan face an uncertain future, unsure of where they will be living or how they...
Philippines: Helping communities recover
27 November, 2013
20 Nov 2013, Philippines: DART Commanding Officer and Commander Joint Task Forces for the Philippines LCol Walter Taylor greets Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos at Capiz city airport. Credit: DART
International military helps the Government and aid organizations clear the way to reach people in typhoon-hit...
Philippines: Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan
22 November, 2013
20 Nov, Philippines: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos in Roxas assessing the damage with local officials. Credit: OCHA
Millions of people continue to need life-saving assistance and support to rebuild their lives, says Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos.
Returning from her visit to areas devastated by...