2015 Global appeal: $16.4 billion to help 57 million people in 22 countries
8 Dec 2014
The UN and its humanitarian partners have launched an appeal for US$16.4 billion to help at least 57.5 million people affected by crises in 22 countries in 2015.
“Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a...
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan and the digital last mile
25 Nov 2014
Aid organizations are increasingly recognizing and prioritizing communication as a form of assistance – one as important as water, food and shelter. Without access to information, disaster survivors cannot access the help they need or make informed decisions about their recovery. ...
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan, one year on
7 Nov 2014
Filipinos are resilient people well used to severe weather systems, but Typhoon Haiyan which came crashing through the Philippines on 8 November 2013 was different to anything else previously experienced. The super typhoon is believed to be the biggest ever to hit land and the city of...
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - The seeds of recovery [VIDEO]
5 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines. In the immediate aftermath, thousands of people did not have a place to stay and crops that so many depended on were completely submerged, rendering the seedlings useless.
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - The road to recovery [VIDEO]
3 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, a devastating typhoon swept through Central Philippines. Within the first 100 days of the response, 500,000 households received basic emergency shelter materials from the humanitarian community so that they could start rebuilding their homes. The incredible resourcefulness...