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5 Things to Know Now About Typhoon Haiyan

A man carries his children in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, after Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the province.

— 1. The number of children affected has risen to 4 million Children are the most vulnerable in disasters, and given the Philippines’ large youth population, a significant proportion of the 9.5 million affected by the disaster are kids. Children who survived will need urgent assistance: food, shelter and essential medical attention, plus ongoing psychosocial support. 2. […]

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UNICEF Responds to Typhoon Haiyan Emergency

© AP Photo/Bullit Marquez. A boy in Tacloban, in the central Philippines, walks past the devastation brought by Typhoon Haiyan.

— A full picture of the devastation has begun to emerge two days after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as “Yolanda”) ripped through the Philippines. The Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reports that at least 18 million people were in the worst-hit areas. It is estimated that 4 million children were affected by the storm. Flash […]

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Philippines Haiyan Relief Update: 1.7 Million Children Affected

Residents rush to safety  during strong winds brought by Typhoon Haiyan that hit Cebu city, November 8, 2013. 

— Typhoon Haiyan has flooded villages, knocked out power to entire provinces in the Philippines and left tremendous damage in its wake, according to initial reports. The Philippine Red Cross estimates that more than 1,000 people have died in the coastal town of Tacloban in central Leyte province, and that another 200 are dead in Samar province. […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Philippines Typhoon

— One of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013, causing immense destruction and displacing thousands. The extent of the damage is still unclear, but it is sure to be serious. Here are five things you need to know about the storm: 1. Typhoon Haiyan is one of the most […]

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Philippines Earthquake: UNICEF Emergency Team Responds

Source: Philippines: Bohol Humanitarian Snapshot. https://philippines.humanitarianresponse.info

— A major UNICEF emergency operation is underway in the central Visayas region of the Philippines. The effort comes in response to the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol Island on October 15. The earthquake, the strongest to hit Bohol in nearly 25 years, set off landslides and building collapses and tore apart bridges. At least […]

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New Violence in Central African Republic Conflict

© UNICEF/NYHQ2013-0242/JORDI MATAS An armed soldier looks on near children just released from armed groups, in Bangui, the capital. 21 children were released from armed groups, following a series of meetings between UNICEF and the President of Central African Republic Michel Djotodia.

— UNICEF Rushes Aid to Children Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic has caused thousands of people, mainly women and children, to flee their homes in the northwestern section of the country. 30,000 have sought safety in Bossangoa, a provincial capital. UNICEF is working closely with other U.N. agencies to provide emergency services, trucking in […]

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