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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 »

Unicef exec lauds ‘Yolanda’ survivors’ ‘sense of community’

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Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo

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.”

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saving Grace: Canadian rushes to Ormoc to rescue fiancee

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

Days before Supertyphoon Yolanda slammed Eastern Visayas killing thousands, an online romance was blooming between Houssam Hammoudi, a 31-year-old Canadian Muslim based in Montreal, and Mary Grace Acojedo, 22, of Ormoc City in Leyte.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN considers air drops of aid in Yolanda-devastated areas

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

The United Nations is considering air drops as a way to speed up the delivery of aid in isolated areas within Tacloban City as officials acknowledged the slow pace in bringing assistance to affected areas.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Getting aid to Yolanda victims now top priority – UN exec

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United Nations Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos AP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday that quicker delivery of aid has become the top priority in disaster-stricken Eastern Visayas, acknowledging the staggering logistics challenge, given the sheer scale of the calamity and difficulties in transport due to debris-clogged roads, bad weather and fuel constraints.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Red Cross seeks P1.6-B funding to aid ‘Pablo’ victims

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Homeless flood survivors walk toward the gymnasium in the southern Philippine township of New Bataan in Compostela province on December 5, 2012 after the strongest typhoon Bopha pounded the island on Tuesday, leaving several deaths and and missing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for about P1.3 billion (or 30 million Swiss francs) worth of funding to support its aid operations for hundreds of thousands of survivors of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which hit southern Philippines in December last year.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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