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09/01/2014 - Photo story
Two months after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda wreaked havoc and destruction accross the Philippines, the needs of the survivors are still enormous. Between 14 and 16 million people got affected.
17/12/2013 - News
One month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, the European Commission is making available additional €20 million in emergency aid to further address the overwhelming needs of the worst-hit communities.
10/12/2013 - Blog post
Interview with Ionut Homeag, member of the 1st EU Civil Protection Team deployed for Typhoon Haiyan emergency in the Philippines, seconded National Expert from Romania to the Emergency Response Coordination Centre of the European Commission’s...
29/11/2013 - Blog post
It was six and a half weeks ago now that I began my first leg of the European Humanitarian Volunteers Programme (EHVP). The EHVP is an inter-agency pilot programme focused on training up humanitarian professionals in a number of key areas, with...
Emergency Response Coordination Centre in action
22/11/2013 - Video
What is the role of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre in disaster relief like in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda? Simon Horner explains in this short 3 min video from behind the scenes filming of the ERCC in action.
21/11/2013 - Blog post
Mr. Ross Cruzon, a spritely 73 year old man, sits on a plastic chair in his small front yard and recounts the moment typhoon Haiyan hit his home town Tacloban: “I tell you, the entire house shook” he says. “I heard my daughters scream on the second...
18/11/2013 - News
One week after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, aid keeps reaching the most affected.
Commissioner Georgieva interviewed by WFP in Tacloban, Philippines
18/11/2013 - Video
Commissioner Georgieva explains how the EU is determined to help the vulnerable victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan / Yolanda in the Philippines and how we are working together with organisations such as the World Food Programme. Latest facts here....
16/11/2013 - News
The European Commission is increasing its emergency aid to the Philippines following the massive destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
14/11/2013 - Photo story
Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) hit the Philippines in early November causing massive devastation throughout the archipelago.