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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 »

Unicef, partners assess ‘Yolanda’ response for building resilient communities

DSWD Secretary Corazon Soliman INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Eight months into relief and recovery after Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Central Philippines, Unicef, with Galing Pook Foundation, recently hosted a Forum on ‘Building Better and Resilient Communities’ with participation from a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope to see many positive developments in ‘Yolanda’ rehab–Lacson

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Pope Francis. AP FILE PHOTO

If Pope Francis’ visit to towns ravaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) would push through in 2015, may he not only stop over in Tacloban but also in other areas where there have been many success stories amid recovery and rehabilitation, said Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU to donate 30M euros more for Yolanda rehabilitation

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Kristalina Georgieva, European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, gestures as she deliver her speech during the Asia Europe Meeting (Asem) Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management on Thursday, June 5, 2014  at Diamond hotel  in Pasay City. Georgieva has announced that the European Union will donate 30 million euros in additional financial assistance to help the Philippines rebuild areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. NOY MORCOSO lll/INQUIRER.net

The European Union will donate 30 million euros in additional financial assistance to help the Philippines rebuild areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

AARP donates $1M to agencies helping Haiyan survivors

Daphne Kwok of AARP; Pablito Alarcon and Estela Sanidad of Feed the Hungry; Lorraine Cortes Vasquez and Lisa Marsh Ryerson of AARP; Evangeline Ganuelas and Teresita Alarcon of Feed the Hungry; Steven Raga of AARP; and Consul Elmer Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: Brian Perry

AARP and AARP Foundation donated more than $1 million in emergency relief funds to support victims devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), one of the largest and strongest storms to make landfall in recorded history.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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