PHILIPPINES: “We don’t want to move,” say families after Typhoon Haiyan destruction

PHILIPPINES: “We don’t want to move,” say families after Typhoon Haiyan destruction

WNN Improve It (WNN/OCHA) Cebu Island, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Children have started going back to school, markets are again being loaded with fresh fruits and the smell of construction hovers above the cities. As shredded trees are beginning to sprout new leaves, people are slowly returning to their hometowns in the central Philippines where one […]

Global relief workers need our support too

Global relief workers need our support too

Ana P. Santos IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis for WNN – Women News Network – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support (clinical and social assistance to ease mental suffering) for local aid workers who […]

Experts say cash transfers will bring fastest aid to Philippines

Experts say cash transfers will bring fastest aid to Philippines

IRIN – UN humanitarian news and analysis for WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Cash transfers can play a key role in the economic recovery of individuals, small enterprises, and local and regional trading in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, say experts. “Cash transfers have the potential to bring dignity and empowerment back to […]

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-affected Tacloban city. “[The station] aims to be the voice from the government and the relief community […]

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are laboring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and […]