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Unicef helps residents replace birth certificates lost due to ‘Yolanda’

TANAUAN, LEYTE Supertyphoon “Yolanda” survivors in this town wait for the distribution of food items from a helicopter in this photo taken two days after Yolanda struck.  JOHN CHUA/INQUIRER

One year after Supertyphoon “Yolanda”, Unicef is promoting long-term resilience efforts by the government through replacement of birth registration documents that have been lost or destroyed during the typhoon. Done in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, this will benefit the most vulnerable children in Eastern and Western Samar and Leyte where Yolanda first made landfall.

Posted: November 12th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis urged to spend more time with ‘Yolanda’ survivors in pastoral visit

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

An official of the social action arm of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is appealing to Pope Francis to spend more time with the people affected by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) during his visit to the Philippines in 2015.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN body opens ‘Glenda’ task force

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Children at Delpan evacuation center in Tondo, Manila at the height of the Typhoon Glenda. JOAN BONDOC

The United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines had put up a “Glenda” Task Force as the international aid community went on standby while monitoring the strongest howler to hit the country in eight months.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia gives P10M emergency aid to Philippines

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Typhoon Glenda

Australia announced Thursday that it will provide A$250,000 (P10 million) worth of aid to victims of Typhoon “Glenda” (international name Rammasun) which tore through Luzon Wednesday.

Posted: July 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA resumes consular services Thursday

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Department of Foreign Affairs building. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs will resume its consular services on Thursday (July 17) after its suspension on Wednesday due to typhoon “Glenda.”

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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