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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).
08 Nov 2013
Philippines - United Nations and its partners prepare to support Government in response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
The United Nations in the Philippines and its partners are supporting the Government in assessing the damage currently being caused by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda). The super typhoon made landfall in Guiuan on Samar Island at 4.30 a.m. and is currently making its way across the country.
29 Oct 2013
Secretary-General concerned about security of United Nations personnel, humanitarian workers in increasingly challenging environments
“United Nations personnel serve in an increasingly dangerous environment and encounter a variety of threats not previously encountered in the history of the Organization,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report to the General Assembly released today. Citing the safety and security of United Nations personnel as his highest priority, the Secretary-General also appeals to Member States and host Governments to support all measures of safety and security to improve the operational environment for United Nations personnel and humanitarian workers.
25 Oct 2013
Philippines - UN and partners seek US $46.8 million to respond to acute needs after Bohol earthquake
The United Nations and humanitarian partners in the Philippines are launching an action plan that seeks US$46.8 million, to meet the acute needs of the victims of the Bohol Earthquake. The plan supports Government priorities including emergency shelter for 344,000 displaced and homeless people, water, sanitation and hygiene, debris removal and coordination, as well as other life-saving interventions.
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- The Sulu-Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management (SCS-SFM) Project holds its final Project Steering Committee Meeting in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from 22 to 23 September. The Meeting brings together partners from the Governments of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines as well as from the United Nations Development Programme and Conservation International who worked on the demonstration of the benefits of applying science in fisheries policy development and improvement in the quality and volume of catch in the sardine fishery in the pilot sites. 2 hours ago
- 'UNDP is most committed to support the Sulu Celebes Sea Sustainable Fisheries Management Project taking note of its accomplishments" remarked UNDP Country Director Maurice Dewulf at the ongoing Final Project Steering Committee Meeting at Novotel, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. 4 hours ago
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