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  • Support needed for 64,000 people displaced in Zamboanga May 21, 2014

    Eight months after fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Zamboanga City on 9 September, more than 64,000 people who fled the fighting remain displaced within the city and in need of humanitarian support.

  • Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding May 8, 2014

    Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

  • In partnership with UNDP, Gov’t agencies and LGUs come together to discuss how to fast-track implementation of recovery plans in nine hard-hit municipalities of Eastern Samar May 8, 2014

    United Nations Development Programme and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) launched today ‘Harmonizing Agencies’ Initiatives for Post-Yolanda Actions’ (HAIYAN), a project aimed at the fast track implementation of recovery plans in nine of the hardest hit municipalities in Eastern Samar. Part of UNDP’s support to Yolanda recovery efforts, the project aims to synchronize recovery efforts of various line agencies and local government units by mapping out priority areas for funding.

  • Urgent needs remain six months after super typhoon May 7, 2014

    Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) struck the Central Philippines on 8 November, the humanitarian situation has stabilized across the affected regions. The progress remains fragile, however, as millions of survivors require ongoing assistance. The most pressing needs are related to shelter and restoring people’s livelihoods.

  • UNDP heralds progress from emergency to recovery six months following Typhoon Haiyan May 7, 2014

    Six months since one of the most destructive disasters hit the Philippines, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says the transition is well underway from emergency to recovery.

  • RHRC, UNDP, and EU Holds Human Rights Summit for ARMM May 7, 2014

    The Regional Human Rights Commission in the Autonomous Region in Mindanao (RHRC-ARMM) yesterday held a Human Rights Summit at the Garden Orchids Hotel. At the Summit, the RHRC introduced a new peace and human rights project, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU), to key stakeholders from ARMM, particularly Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA).

  • UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190’000 for the Philippines Apr 11, 2014

    The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.

  • Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP launch second “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshop in the Philippines Mar 31, 2014

    Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Running from March 31 to April 2, 2014, the workshop prepares airport personnel for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of incoming goods and passengers in the aftermath of a disaster. The 52 participants are a mix of staff from airport operations, air traffic control, security and relevant disaster management agencies that play a vital role in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

  • Australia and UNDP reaffirm partnership to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines Mar 28, 2014

    The Government of Australia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed yesterday two new partnership agreements, reaffirming their commitment to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines. The first agreement reaffirms their joint commitment to continue assistance to the Philippines in reducing people’s risk to disasters across the country, while the second agreement commits to working together to provide technical expertise to support typhoon-recovery efforts across the Visayas.

  • UNDP and UNICEF join hands for waste management in Yolanda-affected areas Mar 28, 2014

    In a simple signing ceremony UNDP and UNICEF have officially confirmed their agreement for the implementation of US$ 3.5 million for waste management in Typhoon Yolanda affected areas. The project will be implemented by UNDP with funding provided by UNICEF.

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