Philippines: Monsoon rains and storms drench Northern provinces
23 Aug 2013
Heavy monsoon rains, exacerbated by a series of tropical storms triggered major flooding across the island of Luzon in the northern Philippines, claiming 16 lives and forcing the evacuation of more than 380,000 people.
On 19 August, some 60 per cent of the Metro Manila region was under...
World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words into aid
18 Aug 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have joined with global celebrities like Beyoncé and leading brands such as Gucci, Barclays Bank, Western Union and Intel to launch a campaign that seeks to turn people’s words into real support for communities affected by...
ECOSOC: UN releases revised global humanitarian appeal
17 Jul 2013
ECOSOC: Innovating humanitarian response
16 Jul 2013
On 17 July, the second high-level panel of the 2013 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment will explore how humanitarian organizations can seize the opportunities presented by new technologies to innovate and improve their response to disasters.
On 5 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha struck the...
Disaster preparations underway with communities in Mindanao
16 Jul 2013
Emergency preparedness is high on the list of priorities in the southern island of Mindanao which was hit by a devastating tropical storm in 2011 and the world’s deadliest typhoon less than 12 months later. Global climate change rendered the communities insufficiently prepared for the...