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UN says running out of food for Central Africa

In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 file photo, Chadians waiting for evacuation flights settle in for the night inside an airport hangar in Bangui, Central African Republic. AP

The United Nations said Monday it was running out of food for a growing number of homeless people in Central African Republic, with spreading unrest hobbling distribution efforts.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Typhoon brings unexpected medical relief to Samar

This photo taken on December 24, 2013 shows Norwegian nurse Janecke Dyvi (R) along with a Filipino volunteer helping traffic accident victim Mario Renos (2nd R) during a physical rehabilitation session at the 1.6 million USD Red Cross tent hospital in Basey town, Western Samar province, central Philippines.  AFP/TED ALJIBE

A devastating typhoon that killed thousands of people in the Philippines has unexpectedly given young traffic accident victim Mario Renos hope that he could one day walk again.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maranao Muslims offer aid to ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Lanao del Sur Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis (far left in a shiny fuschia upper garment) sharing stories with her constituents. FACEBOOK PHOTO

Poverty did not deter Maranao Muslims in Marawi City to pitch in for the “piso-piso” fund drive, which was intended to collect as much cash for the benefit of supertyphoon Yolanda victims in Samar and Leyte.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

MMDA sends team to fix, build classrooms in areas ravaged by ‘Pablo’

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has sent a 60-member team to the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, which were hit hardest by Typhoon “Pablo” last December, to help in the repair of damaged classrooms and the construction of new ones.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1M ‘Pablo’ victims still need food aid

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Nearly one million people remain in need of food assistance while relief organizations grapple to provide shelter to thousands amid funding gaps a month after a powerful typhoon swept through provinces rarely hit by storms in Mindanao.

Posted: January 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP donates P3M to ‘Pablo’ victims

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines will donate P3 million for victims of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which ravaged Visayas and Mindanao last week.

Posted: December 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Sendong victims need more funds, UN appeals anew

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The United Nations has asked the international community for more funds to effectively meet the humanitarian challenges in the aftermath of Tropical Storm “Sendong” that devastated this city more than a month ago.
From an initial amount of $28.4 million, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-Ocha) is appealing for $39 million in response to “the dramatic increase of needs” of more than 300,000 people for a six-month period.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

US seeks UN Council pressure to unblock Libya aid

UNITED NATIONS—The United States on Wednesday sought UN Security Council pressure on South Africa to end opposition to unfreezing $1.5 billion of Libyan assets to pay for emergency humanitarian aid. The Security Council held talks on Libyan aid, and US diplomats said that if a block on releasing the money was not agreed they would [...]

Posted: August 25th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Peace process office ties up with Oxfam, Unicef for Maguindanao housing project

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The Office of the Presidential Assistant on the Peace Process, along with Oxfam and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, have agreed to pool their resources in pursuit of a multimillion housing project for disaster-ravaged Maguindanao.

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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