Philippines: to rebuild or to move?
8 December, 2013
Rebecca Piñar (38) is standing in front of her shattered house. Although Typhoon Haiyan destroyed her home, she does not want to move farther inland as this would mean leaving her relatives, animals and corn fields behind. Credit: OCHA/Jennifer Bose
One month after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central...
Philippines: One in 15 million - Sarah, a volunteer midwife on Olotayan Island
6 December, 2013
1 December 2013, Olotayan Island, off the coast of Roxas City, the Philippines: 27-year-old Sarah is a volunteer midwife on Olotayan Island. Her family's house is right on the shoreline and was damaged when Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the small island home to approximately 1,000 people. Credit: OCHA/Eva...
Humanitarian issues: Improving the way we work
5 December, 2013
January 2013, Kenya: A UNICEF aid worker collects data from interviews with displaced families. The information will be used to ensure that the humanitarian response is tailored to the needs of the displaced people. Credit: UNICEF/Minu Limbu
OCHA’s new report seeks to highlight global trends of...
Aid Worker Diary: UNDAC deployment to Typhoon Haiyan
4 December, 2013
Emergency response experts from Japan joined the Disaster Assessment and Coordination team as part of OCHA's response to Typhoon Haiyan.
Disaster Response experts give their impressions of Typhoon Haiyan.
“Frankly, I was a little bit scared,” says Tsukasa Katsube. “There was a very fine...
Philippines: One in 14 million
2 December, 2013
27 Nov 2013, Philippines: Maribel with her dog, Lang-Lang. She was worried that her dog was washed away in the storm surge following Typhoon Haiyan. Credit: OCHA/Eva Modvig
Many of the 14 million people affected by Typhoon Haiyan face an uncertain future, unsure of where they will be living or how they...