In an intense year the largest natural disasters in 2013 were heavily concentrated in Asia and the Pacific. The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. Continue reading
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has created an infographic showing the first 100 days of the humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan, locally know as Yolanda.
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit the Philippines from 26 to 27 February to assess the humanitarian response almost four months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the country, affecting an estimated 14 million people. Continue reading
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is currently engaged in mobilizing large-scale emergency humanitarian efforts for four major crises around the world, including Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Philippines. Continue reading
The recovery process in the Philippines has been steady but uneven, the United Nations top relief official said today, urging donors to increase support for the $788 million response plan for Filipinos, who continue to depend on humanitarian support, particularly to rebuild their homes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says people who sustained serious injuries from Typhoon Yolanda need greater access to rehabilitation and other critical services. Continue reading
Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the Philippines on November 8 effecting 14.16 million people. FAO has warned that an additional $11 million is needed to support typhoon-affected farmers to clear land, clean canals and ensure harvests for 2014.
Following the devastating destruction by Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) that hit the Philippines on November 8, the United Nations, the Government of the Philippines, and other humanitarian organizations are mounting a massive coordinated humanitarian response to provide families with immediate lifesaving aid. Continue reading