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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 »

EU hails PH’s leap from rehab to recovery

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NOVEMBER 05, 2014
Primary and Elementary pupils gather outside their temporary school room tent near their school building destroyed by Supertyphoon Yolanda  in Barangay Cancueves, Mc Arthur, Eastern Samar. The school building is under repair project funded by UNICEF and  Action contre la Faim.
EDWIN BACASMAS

The European Union (EU) has commended the Philippines for its fast transition from emergency response to rehabilitation in communities ravaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) a year ago.

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

Beyond trick or treat, make Halloween count

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HALLOWEEN HEROES Iconic singer Gary Valenciano gives the thumbs-up for the young winners of the Create Your Own Superhero contest early this month at SM Mall of Asia. The contest was part of the launch of the Trick or Treat for Unicef 2014 project. RODEL ROTONI

When going trick-or-treating this Halloween, don’t just dress up like a superhero. Be a real one.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unicef, DBM ink pact on gov’t monitoring and evaluation systems

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Unicef Philippines Representative Lotta Sylwander shake hands after signing the memorandum of agreement. PHOTO BY UNICEF PHILIPPINES

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities in government toward establishing a national results-based M&E system.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Unicef boosts DSWD program with unconditional cash transfer

Lotta Sylwander

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), through the Department of Social Welfare and Development, will extend financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Samar who were worst affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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