Philippines still rebuilding six months after typhoon’s visit

MANILA, 29 May 2014 (IRIN) – More than six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the central Philippines, progress is being made in rebuilding livelihoods. However, huge challenges remain in making them sustainable. “What we need now is to intensify emergency employment efforts on the ground and transition into sustainable livelihood programmes,” Ruth […]

After the storm: Pregnant women need urgent care and attention

  MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 235,000 pregnant women affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda urgently need assistance, particularly the restoration of maternal and newborn health services. This was the call made by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) who reports that based on government estimates that between 9 and 13 million Filipinos have been affected […]