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25 Nov 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began debris removal projects last week by providing cash-for-work to villagers hit hard by typhoon Haiyan. Local communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies.
- 25 Nov 2013
24 Nov 2013
Since 8 November 2013, when Category 5 Typhoon Haiyan made a direct hit on 36 provinces of the Philippines, there has been a worldwide response by aid agencies, governments and civil society to help the densely populated nation of 92 million people recover.
22 Nov 2013
Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), the humanitarian response is well under way, with many of the logistical challenges overcome as aid reaches the communities affected by this super typhoon.
22 Nov 2013
A 2007 study funded by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) foretold the impact of storm surges inundating the coastal communities of Leyte, its worst case scenario practically mirroring the devastation that Supertyphoon “Yolanda” wrought on the province two weeks ago.
19 Nov 2013
Aid delivery to typhoon affected communities gathers pace; but much more is needed to respond to crisis
The United Nations Humanitarian Chief, Valerie Amos, visited today Tacloban City and Guiuan, on the far eastern coast of Samar province, to assess progress on getting aid to communities left devastated in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
19 Nov 2013
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos remarks to the press on the Typhoon Haiyan response
USG Valerie Amos Statement during the Press Conference on 19 Nov. 2013
18 Nov 2013
In the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction.
18 Nov 2013
As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, UNDP has pledged US$ 5 million to help clear the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.
16 Nov 2013
An estimated 3 million people in the path of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) are now displaced across the typhoon affected regions, according to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre. They also report 244,000 homes are totally destroyed.
15 Nov 2013
One week after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, the humanitarian community is scaling up the response to assist families left destitute by the typhoon. Tens of thousands of people have lost everything and are in desperate need of help.
14 Nov 2013
UN Humanitarian Chief appeals to the international community for full support for Typhoon Haiyan survivors
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, today spoke of the need for a sustained and collective response by the international community to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
- 14 Nov 2013
13 Nov 2013
Joint Launching of the Angat Management Plan and the Citizens’ handbook on Environmental Justice, Conference Hall, National Power Corporation, Quezon City
12 Nov 2013
Philippine Government and humanitarian partners call for over $300M to help communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos today arrived in the Philippines to see for herself the massive destruction lefts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. She participated in the launch of the humanitarian response plan which seeks US$ 301 million to cover immediate life-saving humanitarian needs for the millions of people who have been left devastated by the disaster.
11 Nov 2013
Emergency Relief Coordinator allocates US$25 million from Central Emergency Response Fund to support emergency aid for the Philippines
The Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, today announced the allocation of US$25 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the destruction wrought by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
11 Nov 2013
Secretary-General's briefing to the General Assembly
10 Nov 2013
The United Nations and the humanitarian community have ramped up critical relief operations following the devastating super typhoon that hit the Philippines on 8 November. However, access remains a key challenge as some areas are still cut off from relief operations.
09 Nov 2013
Philippines - United Nations team arrive in Tacloban City and report scenes of absolute devastation in path of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
A United Nations Disaster Assessment Coordination Team (UNDAC) arrived this morning to Tacloban and found scenes of total devastation in the city where Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) first struck. The roads are impassable from the airport to the town and the only means of travelling is by helicopter.
09 Nov 2013
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the extensive loss of life and the serious damage to homes and infrastructure in the Philippines as a result of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda).
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- Ms. Amelia Dulce Supetran, Team Leader of UNDP's Inclusive and Sustainable Development Unit, Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat of the Department of Agriculture, Atty. Jovy Bernabe and Mr. Dioscoro Granada, President and Chairperson of the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), respectively, during the opening session of the Inception Workshop of the Scaling - up Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Climate Vulnerable Agriculture - based Communities in Mindanao Project. 14 hours ago
- 'I will be more interested to read about human stories and how the project made an impact on farmers' lives in your reports' says Yusuke Taishi, UNDP Regional Technical Adviser, during his presentation on monitoring and evaluation at the Inception Workshop of the project on Scaling up Risk Transfer Mechanisms for Climate Vulnerability Agriculture - based Communities in Mindanao, 27 November at Astoria Plaza. 16 hours ago
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