|27 Feb 2014|
Philippines: UN Humanitarian Chief Calls for Continued Support to Meet Millions of People’s Needs four Months After Typhoon Haiyan
(Manila/New York, 27 February 2014): United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos concluded a two-day visit to the Philippines today, calling on the international community to continue supporting critical humanitarian efforts in the country where significant needs remain, four months after Typhoon Haiyan struck.
“There is huge progress,” said Ms. Amos, who had previously visited the affected areas twice in November in the first ten days after the disaster. “In...
|27 Feb 2014|
Philippines: Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos - Press Remarks on the Philippines, Manila, 27 February 2014
Thank you very much and good morning everyone.
I am back in the Philippines. This is my third visit. I had the opportunity yesterday to return to parts of Eastern Visayas region that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan and see for myself the progress that has been made since my visits in November.
Tacloban today is almost unrecognizable from the city I saw in November. Streets that were piled high with debris – making it very difficult for us to move – are now...
|24 Feb 2014|
Philippines: UN humanitarian chief to visit the Philippines
WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Visit to the Republic of the Philippines
WHEN: 26-27 February 2014
WHERE: Manila, Guiuan and Tacloban
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit the Philippines from 26 to 27 February to assess the humanitarian response almost four months...
|06 Feb 2014|
Philippines: Bohol earthquake survivors need support
US$33.8 million required to help people obtain shelter and other necessities
(Manila, 6 February 2014): Nearly four months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Bohol Island in the Philippines, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Luiza Carvalho, is calling on donors to provide an additional US$19 million for urgent shelter needs, as well as health, education and early recovery efforts in the...
|03 Feb 2014|
Tonga: Pacific Humanitarian Team supports Tonga response plan
(Suva, 3 February 2014): The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) has supported the development of the Tongan Government’s TOP 28.4 million (US$15.1 million) three-month response plan to provide response and early recovery assistance to the affected people of Ha’apai following Tropical Cyclone Ian.
Tropical Cyclone Ian struck the northeast islands of Ha’apai on 11 January, leaving one...