Aid delivery to typhoon affected communities gathers pace; but much more is needed to respond to crisis
Nov 19, 2013
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.
Mangrove restoration saved our lives and our economy, says villager in Northern Samar, Philippines
Nov 18, 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.
Philippines: UNDP gives US$ 5 million for Haiyan debris
Nov 18, 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.
Government figures estimate 3 million people displaced in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Nov 16, 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.
Philippine Government and humanitarian community scale up Typhoon Haiyan response
Nov 15, 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.
UN Humanitarian Chief appeals to the international community for full support for Typhoon Haiyan survivors
Nov 14, 2013
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).
Philippine Government and humanitarian partners call for over $300M to help communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan
Nov 12, 2013
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos today arrived in the Philippines to see for herself the massive destruction lefts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. She participated in the launch of the humanitarian response plan which seeks US$ 301 million to cover immediate life-saving humanitarian needs for the millions of people who have been left devastated by the disaster.
Emergency Relief Coordinator allocatesUS$25 million from Central Emergency Response Fund to support emergency aid for the Philippines
Nov 11, 2013
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).
United Nations Express concern for those who remain cut off from relief efforts in the Philippines
Nov 10, 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.
Philippines - United Nations team arrive in Tacloban City and report scenes of absolute devastation in path of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
Nov 9, 2013
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.