As part of continuing efforts to revive livelihood in typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas, agencies of the United Nations are set to distribute power tools to vulnerable populations in the hardest-hit communities to help clear debris and at the same time, gather materials to rebuild shelter.
By Bong Lozada
MANILA, Philippines — Nearly four months after the maelstrom of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” landed on Eastern Visayas, the United Nations said that they can “do more” on the rehabilitation efforts in the area. Valerie Amos, UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said that with the help from the Philippine government and the UN, additional help [...]
By Tina Santos
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said it would have to spend $16.2 million to address the reproductive health and protection needs of some 3.5 million women and girls of child-bearing age affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in the Visayas.
By Christian V. Esguerra
More than 100 days after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hammered Eastern Visayas, President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday appealed for continued foreign assistance, saying helping victims get back on their feet has remained his top priority.
A nonprofit based here announced that it will focus its long-term disaster recovery efforts following Typhoon Yolanda on the municipality of Guiuan, in Eastern Samar.
By Joey Gabieta
Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.
By Niña P. Calleja
A United States-based Catholic charity has committed to raise P2.2 billion for the recovery of areas ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Samar and Leyte over the next three to five years.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
Downpour on Samar and Leyte islands since Friday last week has been hampering humanitarian operations in Yolanda-stricken communities in Eastern Visayas, the United Nations (UN) said.
By Allan Nawal
A Japanese technology that could turn contaminated water into safe, potable water is now being pilot-tested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a typhoon-hit area of northern Cebu province.
By Dennis Jay Santos
An official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), one of the world’s biggest humanitarian organizations, is impressed by the Filipinos’ “sense of community” evident among the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
By Michael Lim Ubac
An optimistic President Aquino declared on Thursday, that the country would be able to rise from the human and economic tragedy wrought by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), which flattened central Philippines in November, and other calamities that struck the country this year.
By Michael Lim Ubac
President Benigno Aquino III, along with six Cabinet members, left Manila early on Thursday for a summit meeting with Japan and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).