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Monthly Archives: November 2013

One Week After Typhoon Haiyan, Racing to Restore Water Systems, Prevent Disease

Our teams scale up water and sanitation relief for more than half a million typhoon survivors. One week ago, Typhoon Haiyan – the deadliest typhoon to ever make landfall – struck the Philippines, leaving a massive humanitarian disaster in its wake: it is now estimated that nearly thirteen million people have been affected across nine […]

Helping babies get breast milk in the Philippines

We all know that breast milk is an important source of nutrients for babies – even more so when food is scarce. But in the aftermath of a disaster, such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, breast milk can disappear. Natural disasters can have dire consequences on the mental health of a population, which in […]

Press Release – Rice Farming in the Philippines

|November 19, 2013  3:19pm| Race Against the Clock to Plant Rice in the Philippines, Warns Action Against Hunger For farmers in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan came at the worst possible time: rice-planting season. “We are engaged in a race against the clock to save not only lives but also livelihoods,” explains Amador Gomez, Technical Director […]

Emergency Appeal – Typhoon Haiyan

Updated – NOVEMBER 21, 2013: Typhoon Haiyan has left millions in need of emergency assistance across nine regions of the Philippines. Water networks have been destroyed, livelihoods devastated and markets paralyzed. An estimated 4.4 million people have been displaced by the typhoon and 2.5 million require food aid. More than 500,000 homes were completely destroyed. […]

Press Release: UNOCHA

GOVERNMENT FIGURES ESTIMATE 3 MILLION PEOPLE DISPLACED IN THE AFTERMATH OF TYPHOON HAIYAN (Manila, 16 November 2013): An estimated 3 million people in the path of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) are now displaced across the typhoon affected regions, according to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre. They also report 244,000 homes […]

Typhoon Haiyan: One Week Later

One week after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, the situation is still dire. The immediate priorities are housing, food, water and sanitation. Farms, fields and fishing resources have all been badly damaged. Markets have been devastated. Approximately 100,000 hectares of rice and other key crops have been lost or damaged. And 2.5 million people are […]