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02 Feb 2015 description

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.

07 Nov 2014 description

(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.

01 Apr 2014 description

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).

20 Dec 2013 description

Key findings

  • 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.

13 Sep 2013 description

(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.”

07 Oct 2009 description

MANILA, 7 October 2009 - The United Nations and the Government of the Philippines presented today in Manila a joint appeal seeking $74,021,809 to meet the urgent needs of one million of those affected by Tropical Storm Ondoy (international codename Ketsana). The appeal is for six months.

The sudden storm dropped a month's rainfall on Metro Manila and surrounding areas in around six hours, affecting almost four million people.

04 Sep 2008 description

04 September 2008, MANILA - In response to the news article "Aid agencies accuse military of mounting food blockades" that appeared in the 4 September 2008 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the United Nations system in the Philippines, reaffirms its support to on-going peace efforts and commits to provide humanitarian relief assistance to conflict-affected communities in Mindanao.

The incident reported in the article mentioned above is an isolated case among a series of successful relief operations undertaken in the framework of the GOP-UN project Action for Conflict …