• Mar 18, 2014

    Only two months after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) devastated one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, recovery efforts are in full swing. Millions remain displaced but many are returning home. The government and international community’s responses have been quick, while the people themselves are determined to rebuild their lives. By supporting this momentum now, we can help vulnerable people avoid falling deeper into poverty as a result of this disaster. Help given now could see more prosperous and resilient communities emerge along the path of destruction carved out by this super storm in November 2013. UNDP has already launched emergency employment and debris clearance efforts, but we are also looking to the future.

  • Jan 27, 2014

    This document outlines the massive losses associated with disasters and emphasizes the need to include Disaster Risk Reduction in the post-2015 development agenda.

  • Jan 19, 2014

    This programme presents a comprehensive framework for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support to Typhoon Yolanda Recovery and Resilience in the Visayas region (TRRV). The programme takes into account differential impacts, vulnerabilities and capacities across the affected region and articulates an area-based approach around four programming hubs: Tacloban, Guiuan, Ormoc, and Roxas. It aims to meet some of the immediate early recovery needs of the affected people and to assist with critical recovery interventions to support the country in transitioning from early recovery to rehabilitation, while creating conditions for long-term recovery, resilience and sustainable development.

  • Dec 6, 2013

    In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP and its partners launched an early recovery programme, which began with emergency employment cash-for-work in debris and waste removal in the most affected areas.

  • Nov 26, 2013

    The first of its kind in the Philippines, the Time Critical Debris Management Project was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project covered the towns of Laak, Montevista, Monkayo, Compostela, Mabini and New Bataan in Compostela Valley and Boston, Baganga, and Cateel in Davao Oriental. The project was able to integrate debris management into disaster preparedness measures, livelihood and skills development activities and solid waste management. It has assisted the affected areas in managing their debris - from clearing to proper disposal to engaging in productive livelihood ventures using the collected debris.

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