The Philippines: Aid organizations step up efforts to help families affected by Typhoon Bopha
24 January, 2013
Typhoon Bopha affected more than 6.2 million people, claiming over a thousand lives and displacing at least 800,000 people. Credit: OCHA
Revised response plan seeks US$76 million to help people rebuild homes and lives in Mindanao.
UN agencies and humanitarian organizations appealed today for more funding...
The Philippines: Helping each other in times of emergency
21 December, 2012
December 2012: A local NGO worker hands over a list of available aid supplies to a Government disaster coordinator in Davao, Mindanao. Credit: OCHA/Imogen Wall
In the aftermath of Bopha, local volunteers help families in Mindanao get the assistance they need.
Sunday afternoons in the Philippines are, in...
Getting ready: Japan's Search and Rescue Team
20 December, 2012
Urban search and rescue operations save people’s lives in the aftermath of large scale natural disasters such as earthquakes. Quick, effective and well coordinated deployment and operations by international search and rescue teams with expert skills and technology, especially within the initial 72...
Humanitarian Appeal: UN calls for US$ 8.5 billion to help 51 million people in 16 countries
14 December, 2012
14 Dec: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (middle), World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Michel Roy launch the Consolidated Appeal Process 2013 in Rome. Credit: WFP
As we enter 2013, there is no let-up in humanitarian needs in the...
Aid Worker Diary: People Helping People after Typhoon Bopha
9 December, 2012
Relief supplies in Compostela valley, Mindanao. Credit: OCHA/UNDAC
Local people organize the response in Compostela valley, Mindanao.
At first, the main road out of Davao, southern Mindanao, to the picturesque Compostela Valley looks completely normal. Lorries and motorbikes weave through the traffic and...