How Leyte entrepreneur got back on his feet after 'Yolanda'
When "Yolanda" hit the Visayas last November, Cenon Policarpio was one of millions of Filipinos who lost not just their homes but also their businesses and livelihood. But thanks to the help of the private sector and some of his buyers, Policarpio was able to restart his business.
Communications with Communities
The Philippines is the first country in which the humanitarian community has staff dedicated to communicating with affected communities. Communicating effectively with the affected communities about available services and aid is now recognized as a cornerstone of an effective emergency response. Read more
IFRC - Exposed to the scorching heat of the sun, Leoncia Ensendencia feeds her children. For the past six months the family has been staying in a small tent made from pieces of tarpaulins and materials salvaged from her old house which was flattened on the morning of 15 October 2013, when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated much of Bohol Island in the central Visayas region of the Philippines.
Inquirer - At least P1 billion in public funds is available for the repair of mangrove areas hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” but the money should not be used to plant new mangroves, but simply protect existing ones, according to mangrove scientists and conservationists.
FAO - Small scale coconut farmers in the Philippines will soon receive assistance to restore their livelihoods severely affected by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization said today.