Stories


A community tears down a former safe refuge to build a school in its place

Six months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.  


In Cebu, fishermen become carpenters to help rebuild their town

For 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…  


Emergency work kick-starts recovery in Santa Fe

Six 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.  


Money transfers made easy in Philippines’ typhoon devastated city

People 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).  







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