UNICEF scales up efforts to assist children in Philippine's hardest hit cities

Kent Page

UNICEF has been rapidly scaling up efforts in the Philippines to reach the most affected areas by establishing new field presences and mobilizing relief supplies to support destitute families.

Kent Page, UNICEF Strategic Communications Advisor for Emergencies just got back from an emergency surge response mission in Tacloban, one of the cities ravaged by the disaster.

He shared with UN Radio what he saw on the ground, and what was being done to assist the children in the disaster-stricken zones.

Philippines: Recovery efforts focus on helping people return to normalcy


Roads are being cleared, debris removed and waste disposal activities are currently taking place in cities and towns affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Relief workers are now focused on recovery efforts, trying to help people return to normalcy by putting children back to school and getting men and women jobs.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recently launched a cash-for-work programme, employing 500 workers who will receive a salary equivalent to six US dollars a day.

IMF: Banking services to rural areas in Cambodia help alleviate poverty

Christine Lagarde in Cambodia

Cambodia has escaped its post-conflict past and is now at the frontier of great economic transformation, according to the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde.

IMF technical assistance has brought greater stability to the banking system. As the Cambodian banking system develops, it continues to play a greater role in financing agriculture and the economy.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"


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