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  • A community tears down a former safe refuge to build a school in its placeA community tears down a former safe refuge to build a school in its placeSix months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • After Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recoveryAfter Philippines typhoon, clean-up brings recovery

  • Emergency work kick-starts recovery in Santa FeEmergency work kick-starts recovery in Santa FeSix months since devastating Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, UNDP is providing emergency employment to affected communities so they can rebuild and move on from the disaster.

  • In Cebu, fishermen become carpenters to help rebuild their townIn Cebu, fishermen become carpenters to help rebuild their townFor as long as he can remember, Raymond Rodrigo has been a fisherman. Until recently, he relied on the sea off the northern coast of Cebu Province, one of the Visayas islands in the Philippines, to support his family of six.

  • Money transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated cityMoney transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated cityPeople participating in UNDP’s emergency employment scheme test an easier and safer way to get paid for helping to clear their city of mountains of debris left by super storm Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

  • Schools of Peace: Antidote to culture of war, violenceSchools of Peace: Antidote to culture of war, violence

  • The Rise of Santa FeApr 30, 2014The Rise of Santa FeFive months after the strongest typhoon hit the Philippines, Trinidad Bato-balono proudly pointed to the coast she helped clean with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). She says businesses are slowly picking up; tourists are starting to return, and students are going back to school. Getting the port up and running was crucial in recovering the tourism industry. Despite the devastation of one ramp, ferry services have resumed regular operations, providing locals and foreigners access to hundreds of trips weekly from Hagnaya Warf in San Remigio to Sante Fe.

  • UNDP supporting disaster management coordinationDec 23, 2014UNDP supporting disaster management coordinationWeeks after Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) struck the Philippines, its government has been lauded by many – locally and internationally – on preparedness measures that saved countless lives.

Contact UNDP Philippines
Alma Evangelista

Team Leader
Crisis Prevention and Recovery
Email: alma.evangelista@undp.org
Phone number: (632) 9010226
Fax Numbers: (632) 9010200, (632) 8897177