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Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured

MASS GRAVE. Officials carry body bags into a mass grave ahead of a mass funeral for quake victims in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How can data help people displaced by war, disasters?

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Philippines talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz on July 31 2:30pm Bookmark this page to watch the interview

Over 51,000 residents still displaced in Maguindanao

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:40 AM

A total of 10 259 families remain in evacuation centers a month after the all out military offensives against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended

LIFE INTERRUPTED. Thousands of families from Maguindanao continue to be displaced a month after the all-out offensive against the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended.

Half of Vanuatu's population affected by Cyclone Pam – UN

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:49 AM

Food stocks and water reserves are being exhausted and will not last more than a couple of weeks across the affected islands

DEVASTATION. Villagers clean up their destroyed homes on Tanna Island, Vanuatu, 19 March 2015. File photo by Dave Hunt/EPA

Disasters and early warning

Dec 07, 2014 - 3:23 PM

It is time to examine early warning systems a critical but overlooked part of preparedness and consider how early warning plays a role in making communities more resilient to vulnerabilities

The bigger battle a year after the Zambo siege

Sep 10, 2014 - 12:04 AM

Thousands of people displaced by the conflict are still in crowded makeshift shelters where many have died of malnutrition and illnesses

What's it like to be a humanitarian worker?

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:42 PM

On Tuesday August 19 the world will observe the Humanitarian Day to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world

Zamboanga: The forgotten crisis

Dec 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Zamboanga City needs 24 4 million to help 128 000 people who lost homes and livelihood in the conflict but only 3 6 million has come from int l donors

Solving the crisis of big crisis data

Sep 23, 2013 - 8:30 AM

At the Social Good Summit Patrick Meier discusses a potential solution to sifting through big data in a crisis

ADVANCED COMPUTING IN A CRISIS. Patrick Meier describes the marriage of crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence to help sift through data for disaster response.

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The United Nations and other aid donors say about 530 000 people displaced by Typhoon Pablo urgently need permanent shelters and emergency jobs

DESPERATION. Many typhoon survivors have not have decent food for days. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

24,500 Pablo-affected families homeless for Christmas

Dec 22, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Ongoing efforts to distribute emergency shelter are still insufficient as over 24 000 families remain homeless

UN: Pablo damage is very severe, affects 5M

Dec 08, 2012 - 6:39 PM

United Nations to provide humanitarian assistance

Myanmar struggles to reach quake victims

Nov 12, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Authorities said they were providing help to victims including those without shelter after more than one hundred homes were damaged but that communication problems made it difficult to assess the scale of damage and reach more remote areas

QUAKE AFTERMATH. People on a boat work near a damaged bridge in Kyauk Myaung township, east of Shwebo, following a powerful earthquake that hit Myanmar killing at least 13 people, injured dozens and sparking panic in the major central city of Mandalay on November 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Soe Than WIN