Philippines: People desperate to regain some degree of normality, says UN Humanitarian Chief
13 Nov 2013
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visited communities in Tacloban who have been severely affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) on Wednesday. Seeing for herself the massive devastation left by the disaster, Ms. Amos called on the international community not to let the...
Regional Humanitarian Partnerships Forum to open in Thailand
13 Nov 2013
BANGKOK, 13 November 2013 (IRIN) - Government officials, academics, humanitarians and businesspeople from 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Thailand on November 14 to explore opportunities for collaboration on innovation, real time communication, and two-way interaction...
Philippines: Government and Humanitarian Community launch US$301 million appeal
12 Nov 2013
The United Nations and its partners today released an Action Plan for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines that seeks US$301 million to fund immediate, life-saving humanitarian needs for the millions of people who were affected by the disaster.
UN Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos, was in Manila...
Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response
11 Nov 2013
The United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November.
Speaking at a press briefing in New York today, OCHA’s...
Philippines: Concern growing for people cut off by Super Typhoon Haiyan
10 Nov 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are ramping up relief efforts in the Central Philippines in the wake of the devastation wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The Government estimates that 9.5 million people have been affected, with almost 620,000 displaced from their homes.