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GREENLAND / BAN ILULISSAT ICE FJORD WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon travelled to the World Heritage site, the ice fjord, “Ilulissat” this morning after having to turn back yesterday due to a snowstorm. UNTV  

27 Mar 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / TEEN PROFILE

A young survivor finds a way to help other children – and himself – recover from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. UNICEF  

1 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / SMALL ISLANDS WRAP

On the day of the first-ever launch of the International Year of Small Islands Developing States, UN Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner said that climate "vulnerabilities are growing exponentially" over which small islands have no influence, "an extraordinary prospect for a nation, for a culture, for a people to be confronted by this prospect, [...]

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES/ EMERGENCY SUPPLIES

Almost one third of Filipinos  affected by Typhoon Haiyan live on Panay Island. To address the shortage of medical supplies in rural health units across the island, UNICEF distributed emergency health kits, which contain equipment and supplies for a health post to care for 10,000 people for three months. UNICEF

25 Jan 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / CHRISTMAS

Christmas celebrations will be muted this year in Tacloban and across the Philippines, where more than 14 million people have been affected by one of the largest typhoons on record. UNICEF

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

UNFPA has been assisting Philippine’s National Police in re-establishing lifesaving services for survivors of gender-based violence while also putting in place mechanisms to ensure that women and girls are protected. UNFPA

24 Dec 2013 | Read More »

BAN / PHILIPPINES

Visiting the storm-ravaged Philippine city of Tacloban, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed the resilience of the people and pledged the commitment of the United Nations to keep working with the Government to "build back better and safer" all the communities devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the archipelago a little over a month ago. [...]

21 Dec 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / IDP MOTHERS

When Typhoon Hayan struck Philippines, 15 million people have been affected and about 4 million remain displaced. Tens of thousands are still living in evacuation centers – schools, churches and other public buildings. UNICEF

21 Dec 2013 | Read More »

SOMALIA / JOHAR FLOODING

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is calling for humanitarian assistance for the estimated 10,000 people displaced by floods and inter-clan fighting in the Somali town of Jowhar. AU UN IST

17 Dec 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES/ IOM TYPHOON UPDATE

As the emergency phase in the relief effort following typhoon Haiyan moves into early recovery, International Organization for Migrations (IOM) is intensifying its efforts to provide improved shelter for the hundreds of thousands left homeless in Central Philippines. On Friday, the government of the Philippines said that the number of people dead following one of the [...]

14 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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