Aid worker diary: Japan’s tsunami
8 March, 2013
Ground Zero of the Onagawa port (next to Ishinomaki) - the green part of the lying building structure is its rooftop. Credit OCHA/Masaki Watabe
People are starting to rebuild their lives two years after the tsunami.
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of massive tsunamis...
Myanmar: Changing perceptions in Rakhine
22 February, 2013
November 2012: World Food Programme food distribution for displaced communities in Rakhine. Credit: OCHA
Agencies stress impartial and independent nature of humanitarian aid.
Tensions are still high in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, where inter-communal violence broke out eight months ago, leaving...
The Philippines: When the weather report saves lives
15 February, 2013
January 2013, Mindanao: Evangeline in her small corner shop in Cateel. Along with basic groceries she also sells mobile phone charging services. Credit: OCHA/Eva Modvig
Post-Bopha, humanitarian agencies help people to access lifesaving information.
Walking through the streets of the Cateel, on the...
Aid Worker Diary: Overcoming grief and loss after Typhoon Bopha
13 February, 2013
Children gather around Tess. Fun and games help children recover from the effects of Tyhoon Bopha in eastern Mindanao. Credit: OCHA/R. Maingi
A local volunteer helps bring a sense of hope to children in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
‘When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life a...
The Philippines: Picking up the pieces after typhoon Bopha
4 February, 2013
Picking up the pieces after typhoon Bopha in Eastern Mindanao, Philippines
Thirty-six year old Anasaria Mandawe, mother of six, has not fully recovered from the death of her husband and 18 year-old daughter who perished in the typhoon Bopha disaster that devastated the Philippines’ Mindanao region...