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Tag : Typhoon Haiyan

We are pleased to present all posts tagged "Typhoon Haiyan"

[HAIYAN Survivors] Ronalyn: A Special Birthday Wish

Posted by: Guest Author November 7, 2014

“My birthday wish is to be able to finish my studies,” says Ronalyn on her 14th birthday. It may sounds like a simple wish but it’s a goal many children in the Philippines thought was impossible when the typhoon caused huge damage to their schools. But UNICEF acted quickly, providing school supplies, learning materials and temporary classrooms to benefit more than 600,000 children affected. Read more »

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[HAIYAN Survivors] Gale: Coming Home

Posted by: Guest Author November 7, 2014

Gale, 12, was one of over 200,000 children continuing their education at temporary classrooms provided by UNICEF and partners. “It feels like life is going back to normal,” says Gale, as her family continues to rebuild. Read more »

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[HAIYAN Survivors] Gerald: Fighting for Survival

Posted by: Guest Author November 7, 2014

Gerald, 9, went out to look for food for his family three days after the typhoon. He was happy when his school reopened and received new learning supplies provided by UNICEF. He thanks those who helped them and dreams of becoming a pilot. Read more »

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[HAIYAN Survivors] Chyrine: A Reluctant Hero

Posted by: Guest Author November 7, 2014

Chyrine, an elementary school teacher, lost her husband to the typhoon, but she decided to return to her school and students just days after. "They needed to see me - their teacher - as an example. I had to set aside my own problems so I could be strong for them.” UNICEF provided her school with books and instructional materials, as well as tents and furniture to be used as temporary classrooms. Read more »

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After Haiyan: the First 100 Days

Posted by: David Morley February 17, 2014

Together, let us look ahead at the next 100 days and beyond, to building back better, to bringing back hope after Haiyan. Read more »

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Back to school after Typhoon Haiyan: Michel’s story

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 3, 2014

"No matter how terrible the tragedy we have gone through, our children need to be back in school. Education is the only inheritance we can give them. I want Michel and my other children to study. I don't want them to go through the hard times I went through." Read more »

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In the Philippines, children find hope during the Holidays

Posted by: David Morley December 23, 2013

How in the world do the teachers and students at San Roque School find the strength to hold a Christmas party? Going back to school and hosting these life-affirming events provide a solid start on the road to recovery for the people of Tanuan. Read more »

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Safe spaces for new moms and babies after Typhoon Haiyan

Posted by: UNICEF Canada December 18, 2013

UNICEF and partners are providing spaces in which mothers and babies affected by the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan can retreat to relax and begin the long path to recovery. Read more »

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Lian, only 17, looks to rebuild her life in the Philippines

Posted by: Guest Author December 5, 2013

Like many survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, 17-year-old Lian Fernandez, a high school senior, now faces an uncertain future. With her school damaged, a setback in her education is among lingering challenges. Read more »

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Salamat: a UNICEF Canada team member says Thanks for supporting the Philippines

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 29, 2013

When Luisa Pizarro, a UNICEF Canada team member, heard about Typhoon Haiyan hitting her home country of the Philippines, she was overwhelmed - first by the devastation and later, by the outpouring of support. Here is the email she shared with our UNICEF Canada team - an email that we would like to share with every single supporter who has so generously raised awareness and funds to help. Read more »

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