31 January 2015, Manila – The United Nations team in the Philippines joins in mourning those who lost their lives in the tragic incident of 25 January in Mamasapano in Mindanao, and expresses its condolences to the affected families.
(Manila, 6 November 2014)
Marking the first anniversary of super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) the Humanitarian Country Team and the United Nations Country Team and their partners in the Philippines take the opportunity to remember all those who lost their lives and to acknowledge the extraordinary resilience of the Filipino people.
The United Nations Country Team welcomes the momentous signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB), the final peace agreement between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Basic community services are being restored quickly in most areas. u Markets are rapidly recovering. However, key bottlenecks in the supply chain continue to influence affordability.
Livelihoods, especially in farming and fishing, have been severely affected by the typhoon
The most vulnerable populations remain food insecure and highly dependent on food assistance.
Access to adequate health services remains a key concern for more than a third of the affected population.
(Manila, 13 September, 2013) - Following the recent outbreak of violence in Zamboanga City, the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines, Ms. Luiza Carvalho expressed concern for the suffering of people affected by the conflict.
The Humanitarian Coordinator called for an immediate end to the violence today, “I deeply regret the loss of innocent civilian lives,” she said “and I appeal for safe passage of civilians caught in the cross fire.”