Tuesday , November 19 2019
Home / General News (page 3)

General News

May, 2015

  • 22 May

    Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/05/f-UNHCR-MYANMAR-22MAY15.mp3 Myanmars decision to take in more than 200 boat migrants has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency which on Friday called for further action to rescue more than 3,500 people still stranded at sea. UNHCR described Myanmars initiative to shelter sea migrants floating off its coastline near Rakhine …

March, 2015

  • 20 March

    More aid needed for 120,000 displaced by clashes in southern Philippines – UN agency

    “UNHCR [Office for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees] appeals to all parties of the conflict to ensure the safety of civilians while the law and order operation is underway, the agencys spokesperson, Babar Baloch, told reporters at a press briefing in Geneva. The agency and its partners estimate that …

  • 19 March

    The right to health is a human rights issue

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/03/f-CSWpoverty.mp3 The right to health is a human rights issue, according to a senior professor at the University of Philippines. Experts have been meeting at UN headquarters to discuss how womens access to health is disproportionately affected to poverty. Elizabeth Pangalangan at the University of Philippines is a strong advocate …

December, 2014

  • 15 December

    Critical gaps remain in early warning 10 years after Indian Ocean tsunami – UN

    “Ten years after the Indian Ocean tsunami, much has been done to fill gaps in risk reduction, disaster preparedness and early warning systems, Shamika N. Sirimanne, ESCAPs Director of Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division said in a press release issued today. Ms. Sirimanne noted that a …

  • 8 December

    Philippines: as typhoon Hagupit weakens, UN steps into action with emergency response

    Hagupit made landfall over the weekend battering the Philippines Dolores municipality with high winds and lashing rains, resurrecting fears of a repeat of the devastation caused by last years Typhoon Haiyan. As the weekend progressed, however, the slow-moving typhoon was downgraded to a tropical storm amid moderate to heavy rains, …

  • 7 December

    We will provide whatever is needed, UN pledges response to Philippines typhoon

    The United World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is “working flat-out to support the Philippines Government’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Hagupit which could possibly impact more than 30 million people. “Food, trucks or satphones [satellite phones] – we will provide whatever is needed to help the people of …

  • 5 December

    UN relief agencies prepare emergency response as typhoon approaches Philippines

    At a press briefing in Geneva, Denis McClean, a spokesperson for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), said the Category 5 typhoon has triggered one of the largest peace time evacuations in Philippines history, noting that the extent of the evacuation “appeared to rival the one million people …

November, 2014

  • 11 November

    Filipinos rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2014/11/f-fao-Haiyan-Anibaldi-en.mp3 Farmers and fishers in the Philippines are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods, a year after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Asian country. The typhoon, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, not only killed thousands of people, but also devastated the livelihoods of …

  • 7 November

    One year after devastating storm, UN says Philippines well on road to recovery

    Farmers are the backbone of this recovery and the key to build community resilience to future disasters, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director General Jos Graziano da Silva declared in a press release on the eve of the one-year anniversary. Their work now will ensure that when the next …

August, 2014

  • 18 August

    Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2014/08/f-indigenous-JuliusCeasarDaguitan.mp3 Traditional music is being used in the Philippines as a creative way to engage indigenous youth in the dialogue about self-identity. Julius Ceasar Daguitan is a member of the Igorot people living in the Cordillera Region of the South-East Asian country. Sophie Outhwaite asked him how he uses music …