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...
The Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - Coping and rebuilding [VIDEO]
1 Nov 2014
On 8 November 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines. Over 570.000 houses across the Visayas were totally destroyed and 1.1 million houses were severely damaged. As a result, 4.1 million people were displaced and 2.5...
Aid worker diary: Witnessing people’s strength in a crisis
3 Oct 2014
When a disaster strikes in the Philippines, OCHA’s Agnes Placio is one of the first responders to arrive. Agnes, a Filipino, understands the challenges faced by her people, and she uses her knowledge of her country to help OCHA Philippines respond. Agnes recently visited the Mayon...
Fiji: Building resilience in the face of climate change
11 Sep 2014
Increasingly severe weather patterns and rising sea levels have seen Fiji become the first country in the Pacific to relocate communities because of climate change.
Joana Tuisowaqa has lived in Narikoso village on Ono Island for 25 years. She says that, in the past five years, there has...
Bangladesh: Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable
23 Jul 2014
Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.
Fairly common and relatively easy-to-treat, most inguinal...