Philippines: People desperate to regain some degree of normality, says UN Humanitarian Chief
13 November, 2013
13 November, Philippines: Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visits communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. Tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and are now living in the open or in damaged buildings. Credit: OCHA
Valerie Amos visited Tacloban, one of the worst affected areas, calling...
Regional Humanitarian Partnerships Forum to open in Thailand
13 November, 2013
BANGKOK, 13 November 2013 (IRIN) - Government officials, academics, humanitarians and businesspeople from 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Thailand on November 14 to explore opportunities for collaboration on innovation, real time communication, and two-way interaction between...
Philippines: Government and Humanitarian Community launch US$301 million appeal
12 November, 2013
9 Nov, Philippines: People in Tacloban City, one of the worst affected areas. Water, sanitation and hygiene, food, medicine, shelter, debris clearance and communications are among the immediate priorities. Credit: UNICEF
The UN and its partners today announced a $301 million action plan to support the...
Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response
11 November, 2013
10 Nov 2013, Tacloban City, Philippines: A group of people line up at an aid distribution in Tacloban City, Leyte Province - one of the areas worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan. An estimated 9.8 million people are now believed to have been affected by the story. Credit: WFP/Krishna Krishnamurthy
Philippines: Concern growing for people cut off by Super Typhoon Haiyan
10 November, 2013
9 Nov 2013, Tacloban, Philippines: An estimated 9.5 million people have been affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines on 8 November. Many areas are still to be reached by relief and rescue teams. Credit: OCHA
The UN and its humanitarian partners are ramping up relief efforts in the wake of...