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March, 2014

  • 7 March

    Sustained global support vital as Philippines recovers from Typhoon Haiyan – UN

    “You can see the signs of early recovery everywhere, said Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, as she briefed reporters in Geneva on the situation in the Philippines four months after Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the archipelago on 8 November, killing more than 6,000 people …

February, 2014

  • 27 February

    Filipinos make progress in rebuilding their lives:UN humanitarian chief

    https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2014/02/f-philippines27feb.mp3 Significant progress has been made in rebuilding the lives of Filipinos following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon hit the Philippines in November, killing over 6,000 people and destroying the livelihoods of millions of others. The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has been in the country …

  • 27 February

    Shelter, livelihoods remain priorities in typhoon-hit Philippines – top UN relief official

    “The Government, the United Nations and NGO [non-governmental organizations] partners must now continue to work together to do more so that the most vulnerable people are included in the recovery, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos told journalists in the capital, Manila, wrapping up a two-day visit to the country. …

  • 16 February

    Needs remain ‘enormous’ in Philippines 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan – UN

    “The authorities, UN agencies and non-governmental organizations, and the Filipino people should be commended for the pace of progress that we have seen in the first 100 days. But we cannot afford to be complacent, said Luiza Carvalho, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines. In a news release …

  • 14 February

    Beckham drums up support for UN typhoon-recovery in Philippines

    The football legend said he was “humbled to see how people “are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered. A father of four, Mr. Beckham joked around with the children, making Valentine’s Day cards with them inside a makeshift classroom, and playing with animal puppets. He …

  • 7 February

    UN focus shifts from life-saving aid to school, work priorities in storm-ravaged Philippines

    “Our focus to date has been on providing life-saving aid to those children and communities that were hardest hit by the Typhoon and who are most at risk, said Angela Kearney, the UNICEF Representative in the Philippines. “We are making real progress, but so much more needs to be done …

  • 6 February

    Philippines: UN says $33 million required to cover basic needs for earthquake survivors in Bohol

    “We are continuing to support the authorities efforts on many fronts and will not forget the plight of people affected in Bohol, said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Luiza Carvalho today as she noted that since the 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol on 15 October last year, Philippines authorities and …

January, 2014

  • 27 January

    Philippine coconut farmers in dire need of alternative livelihoods, UN agency warns

    “Coconut farmers are replanting, but what makes the situation so dire is that newly planted trees take between six to eight years to reach maturity and return to full production, said Rajendra Aryal, acting UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Representative in the Philippines. Philippines is the second largest coconut …

  • 25 January

    Ban welcomes signing of Government, rebel accord on southern Philippines

    In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban congratulated the negotiating teams of the Government and the MILF for “their perseverance, courage and commitment in having reached this important milestone in the peace process. He also commended President Benigno S. Aquino III and the MILF chairman, Murad Ebrahim, for their …

  • 16 January

    Philippines: UN humanitarian chief urges donors to increase aid for typhoon recovery

    “Two months after the storm, the scale and spread of humanitarian needs is still daunting, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said in a statement from the Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “I am particularly concerned that just 20 per cent of funding …