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Typhoon Haiyan: UNHCR helps government decongest evacuation centers29 Nov 2013
In the Philippines, UNHCR is working with the authorities to decongest overcrowded evacuation centers housing survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands of people were evacuated to public buildings such as stadiums, schools. and churches ahead of the November 8 typhoon. Many have since left, but an estimated 240,000 people still remain […]
Typhoon Haiyan: Displacement grows as survivors move for aid; delivery gains pace29 Nov 2013
In the Philippines, thousands of typhoon survivors from Tacloban and other affected areas are believed to have left their home areas in search of family and assistance in surrounding areas or as far away as Cebu and Manila. Shortly after the typhoon hit on November 8, people started leaving by […]
UNHCR to airlift aid to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines29 Nov 2013
The UN Refugee Agency announced today that it was organizing an emergency airlift to the Philippines, where an estimated 9.8 million people have been affected by last Friday’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan. UNHCR has already released supplies from its warehouse in Cotabato, Mindanao and is sending to Tacloban 1,400 protection kits and […]
UNHCR relief focus on area near typhoon-hit Tacloban, more aid coming in by air29 Nov 2013
UNHCR aid efforts for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines have geared up further over the last couple of days with the arrival of two airlifts into Cebu. Distribution of aid in Tacloban City has been under way since mid-week, and a further aid flight from Dubai will […]
Tension and trauma reported rising in post-typhoon Philippines29 Nov 2013
With aid trickling in for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, we’re receiving reports from our government partners and others of growing tension and trauma on the ground, especially among vulnerable women and children. UNHCR is co-leading the Protection Cluster with the Department of Social Welfare and Development […]
UNHCR responds to the needs of displaced by Typhoon Haiyan12 Nov 2013
MANILA, Philippines – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mobilizing resources to respond to the emergency crisis brought about by Super Typhoon Haiyan.Together with the UN Humanitarian Country Team in the Philippines, UNHCR will support and assist the Government in response to this latest typhoon. “Unlike Pablo, […]
UNHCR in the news: ARMM calamity relief program gets UN grant31 Jul 2013
UNHCR has extended a $20,000-aid to the calamity relief and mitigation programs of ARMM.
UNHCR plays role in Typhoon Bopha affected areas11 Jun 2013
UNHCR had provided protection kits that include plastic sheets which provided the homeless families with temporary, but safe, dwelling as they slowly rebuild their houses.
World Refugee Day 201311 Jun 2013
UNHCR commemorates the strength and resilience of the more than 45 million people around the world forced to flee their homes due to war or persecution.
Philippines passes historic bill to protect internally displaced8 Feb 2013
The bill seeks to prevent displacement, and spells out rights during and after displacement. It also imposes heavy penalties against arbitrary internal displacement of any person.