Tragedy and resiliency in the Philippines

Quake survivors (Photo: Jason Gutierrez/IRIN)

At least 99 people died and more than 270 were injured this week following an earthquake which struck the island of Bohol in The Philippines. The tragedy came just days after a typhoon slammed into the north of the country.

David Carden, head of the UN Humanitarian Affairs office in the Philippines, provides further details about Typhoon Nari and tells how UN assistance is helping people displaced by recent conflict between government forces and Muslim rebels.

Ending hunger in Viet Nam as simple as V-A-C

Farmer in Viet Nam

Twenty years ago, one in three people in Viet Nam didn't have enough to eat. Today that figure has dropped by more than 80 per cent. Citizens are eating more…and from a diverse range of foods, thus ensuring better nutrition.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says some of the credit for the country's functioning food system goes to V-A-C, a type of small-scale farming which combines fish farming, animal rearing and growing fruit and vegetables.

Malala brings her campaign for global education to the World Bank

Malala Yousafzai

More than a thousand people gathered at the headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, DC, on 11 October to hear Malala Yousefzai, the Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education.

The young woman urged governments around the world to support schools as much as they support their militaries, in addition to answering questions submitted by people from across the globe.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"


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