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UNHCR launches registration program for Yolanda survivors to avail aid

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The United Nations Refugee Agency has initiated a civil registration program for typhoon survivors in areas devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) five months ago to help restore their access to public services.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Singapore president makes first state visit to PH Wednesday

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Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. AFP FILE PHOTO

Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam will arrive in Manila on Wednesday (Apr. 2) for a four-day visit to discuss trade and defense ties with the Philippines and provide further assistance to survivors of supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Eastern Visayas.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PRC, British Red Cross pledge P1.7B worth of programs for ‘Yolanda’ rehab

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and its British counterpart pledged on Monday P1.7 billion for various recovery and rehabilitation programs aimed to help hundreds of thousands of victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Groups set March 27 for mass phone-in to Kerry to back TPS for Filipinos

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A coalition of community groups designated Thursday, March 27 as “Community Call to Action Day” to mobilize telephone calls to the US State Department urging Secretary of State John Kerry to recommend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the Philippines to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN agencies to give Yolanda survivors power tools to clear debris

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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.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

UN says can do more in ‘Yolanda’ rehab efforts

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Royal Navy personnel from HMS Daring and medics from Save the Children hand out British-donated aid on Binuluanguan Island.  File Photo courtesy of the British Embassy in Manila

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 [...]

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNFPA to intensify health services for women in Yolanda-hit areas

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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.

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

Aquino: Yolanda reconstruction priority; continued foreign aid a must

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

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.

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

SF nonprofit to focus long-term recovery work on Guiuan

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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.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pope Francis’ visit to ‘Yolanda’-devastated Leyte eyed

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Pope Francis might just visit this typhoon-devastated province of more than 1 million Catholic faithful.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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