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Philippines Zamboanga siege survivors feel forgotten

ZAMBOANGA, 9 September 2014 (IRIN) - One year after a violent siege terrified the southern Philippines city of Zamboanga, tens of thousands of displaced survivors feel they have been forgotten. full report

Capturing Asia’s aid response lessons

BANGKOK, 22 July 2014 (IRIN) - Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across the Asia-Pacific region will gather in Tokyo tomorrow to glean expertise on responses to humanitarian crises across the region in the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. full report

“No-build zones” confusion delays resettlement of Haiyan survivors

MANILA, 18 July 2014 (IRIN) - Mixed messages related to “No-Build Zones” in coastal areas of the Philippines, including those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November 2014 can create a false sense of security, and prevent the rehabilitation of storm-displaced people, officials and experts warn. full report

Business boost needed to sustain Philippines post-Haiyan recovery

MANILA, 8 July 2014 (IRIN) - Progress made during recovery stages after the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines could be undermined without job creation strategies to secure stability beyond short-term livelihood projects, warn aid agencies and government officials. full report

Alarm over post-Haiyan evacuation centre shortage

MANILA, 23 June 2014 (IRIN) - A shortage of viable evacuation centres in areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) has humanitarians and officials in the Philippines concerned that survivors will not have alternative accommodation in case of another one. The typhoon season usually lasts from June to November. full report

Soldiers in schools - the impact of military occupations on education

BANGKOK, 12 June 2014 (IRIN) - Schools are targeted in conflicts around the world - they might represent ideas viewed as controversial, the destruction of a civilian building that is important to a community inflicts terror, and a school reduced to rubble can rob an entire generation of education. But attacks are only part of the problem, as significant harm can also be done when educational buildings remain intact and armed forces move in. full report

Philippines government ‘must do better’ to rebuild education

MANILA, 6 June 2014 (IRIN) - As some students in areas hit by the Philippines’s devastating Typhoon Haiyan troop back to school this month, the government’s efforts in rebuilding the education service has been met with concerns that, seven-months on, access to learning remains a challenge for far too many children. full report

Philippines still rebuilding six months after typhoon’s visit

MANILA, 29 May 2014 (IRIN) - More than six months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the central Philippines, progress is being made in rebuilding livelihoods. However, huge challenges remain in making them sustainable. full report

Six months on, Philippines typhoon survivors lack adequate shelter

TACLOBAN, 8 May 2014 (IRIN) - As the Philippines braces for a new season of cyclones, many in the centre of the country are still feeling the effects of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated large parts of the area six months ago. full report

Can Islamic law be an answer for humanitarians?

DUBAI, 24 April 2014 (IRIN) - In the last decade, aid and advocacy agencies have increasingly tried to understand Islamic law in order to use its humanitarian provisions as tools of negotiation with armed groups in the Muslim world. While the approach has seen some successes, it also raises certain ethical dilemmas. full report

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