WHS: “We need new solutions, new ways of responding, new pathways to resilience”
14 Feb 2014
The launch of a new World Humanitarian Summit website kicks off two years of intensive outreach in the lead up to the 2016 global gathering in Istanbul, Turkey.
The website – www.worldhumanitariansummit.org– marks an important public step in a process that seeks to redefine the...
Philippines: The challenge of ‘building back better’
7 Feb 2014
Typhoon Haiyan destroyed or damaged an estimated 1 million homes across the Eastern and Western Visayas Regions of the central Philippines. Three months on from the devastating storm, the most pressing needs in the affected areas are for durable shelter and the restoration of livelihoods....
Philippines: Fishing communities struggle after Typhoon Haiyan
4 Feb 2014
Danielo Delosindo’s boat – his family’s main source of income – was lost when Typhoon Haiyan crashed into his village of Concepcion on the eastern coast of Iloilo Province. In a matter of hours, his life was turned upside down.
“I have seen many, many typhoons...
Philippines: Earthquake-affected communities fear being forgotten
23 Jan 2014
Fareeda Corra once owned a modest shop and a house in the small fishing village of Sitto San Juan, in the Bohol region of the southern Philippines. “The earnings from my shop and my husband’s income from his fishing business allowed us to lead a happy and satisfied life,”...
CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises
17 Jan 2014
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises.
This funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the first of its two-part annual...