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The UN's coordination capacity in the Philippines (as of 22 Nov 2013) http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/philippines-coordination-capacity-22-nov-2013-1800-utc8

Philippines: Coordination capacity (as of 22 Nov

Philippines rep's tearful testimony makes compelling case for climate action. At the opening of the UN climate talks #COP19, the lead climate negotiator for the Philippines, Yeb Sano, describe the ‘unthinkable, horrific and unprecedented devastation left in the wake of Typoon Haiyan. In an emotional appeal Yeb told of his agonizing wait for word from his relatives, his relief that his brother has survived the onslaught and the traumatic experiences his brother had lived through…

In the Philippines, bracing for a super-sized typhoon Oxfam staff report the latest on on Super Typhoon Haiyan, which brings winds up to 235 miles an hour.

haiya-disaster-580.jpeg You wouldn’t know it from the images of the Philippines this past week, but the science of disaster prediction is flourishing. Prediction and preparation are not the same thing, however, and questions have arisen about whether sufficient preparations were made for Typhoon Haiyan. These questions are posed after every disaster, and invariably there is only one answer: we could have prepared better. The Philippines could have been

The New Science of Disaster Prediction

A man walks through smoke from fires in a part of Tolosa devastated by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days.

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Funding Graphic based on FTS data #OCHAVIU

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Funding Graphic based on FTS data

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Cebu City is the centre of a metropolitan area called Metro Cebu, which includes the cities of Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu and Talisay.

As number of children affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan rises to 4 million, UNICEF steps up emergency response

UNICEF urges people to help children affected by Yolanda. Here's how to donate

In 2014, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) in the Emergency Services Branch carried out 209 deployments to 29 countries: 93 from the Emergency Response Roster (ERR), 72 from the Stand-By Partnership Programme (SBPP), 33 from the Associates Surge Pool (ASP), eight from the Senior Surge roster and three from the Roaming Emergency Surge Officer (RESO)/Roaming Operational Stability Officer (ROSO) roster. #infographic

Surge Capacity Section: 2014 Surge Deployments

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries. #OCHAVIU #surge

Surge Capacity Section (SCS): 2016 Surge Deployments

Pope Francis sends a telegram to the Filipinos

A girl peeks out from a makeshift shelter in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte on November 2013 after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept .

In 2015, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) in the Emergency Services Branch carried out 200 deployments to 34 countries: 88 from the Emergency Response Roster (ERR), 68 from the Stand-By Partnership Programme (SBPP), 39 from the Associates Surge Pool (ASP) and five from the Roaming Emergency Surge Officer (RESO) roster. #OCHAVIU #infographic

Surge Capacity Section (SCS): 2015 Surge Deployments

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