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.
Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan makes landfall, UN and humanitarian community on high-alert
8 Nov 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting the Philippine Government to assess damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall on the eastern coast of the Philippines at 4.30 a.m. local time (8 November) and is currently making...
Cambodia: Hundreds of thousands affected by floods
29 Oct 2013
Water is still dripping from Heng Chey’s* clothes as he sits shaking by Tonle Sap Lake in north-west Cambodia. He was crossing a bridge when it was swept away by a rush of floodwater.
“I saw that the bridge was already flooded, but I thought I could still make it,” he said...
Japan: Strengthening Civil-Military Coordination in Asia and the Pacific
29 Oct 2013
What is the role of the military for saving lives of the most vulnerable when major earthquakes, and super cyclones threaten their survival? How can we ensure the humanitarian objective of military’s relief operations, especially when foreign troops are involved and their assets are...