Aid Worker Diary: Coping in Tacloban
18 Nov 2013
“Hey you, where are you from?” a young boy yells down to me from the balcony of his family’s apartment. He has a cheeky smile, and he raises his eyebrows in a mock challenge.
“Australia!” I yell back.
“Australia…,” he chews this over for a...
IRIN: Life-saving radio begins broadcasting in typhoon-hit Tacloban
15 Nov 2013
This article was published on www.irinnews.org on 15 November 2013
As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-...
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...