Education in crisis

BY ANA P. SANTOS* *As told to Ana P. Santos by Yul Olaya, UNICEF Education in Crisis officer When doing a news report on a national calamity the magnitude of Typhoon Pablo, a journalist is often constrained by word count and ever shrinking attention spans to limit the information to pertinent facts. There is little time […]

Philippines typhoon affecting maternal health

This article was originally published in the IRIN News website. MANILA, 18 January 2013 (IRIN) – With many health facilities damaged or destroyed in typhoon-affected Mindanao, experts have expressed concern about the state of maternal health care. “Many village health centres were totally destroyed. Even in those centres that were only partially damaged, medical supplies were washed […]

PHILIPPINES: Typhoon-hit schools to reopen

This article was originally published in the IRIN News website MANILA, 11 January 2013 (IRIN) – Thousands of children across typhoon-hit Mindanao island in the southern Philippines will return to school on 14 January, more than a week later than schools elsewhere in the country, as officials struggle to get education back on its feet. “Never before […]