One month after Haiyan: Clean-up and recovery

06 Dec 2013

image A UNDP cash-for-work crew clears debris from Tacloban's Barangay (neighbourhood) 88. All the workers come from the Barangay, and are provided with safety equipment and a daily wage. (Photo: OCHA/Jose Reyna)


In the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP and its partners launched an early recovery programme, which began with emergency employment cash-for-work in debris and waste removal in the most affected areas.

One month after the storm, many of the main streets are cleared, which allows the relief to reach those who need it, and kick start the recovery and rebuilding process.

UNDP’s recovery programme will aim to help build back stronger, more resilient and prosperous communities able to withstand future super storms.

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In Manila:
Stanislav Saling, Spokesperson a.i., UNDP Philippines, stanislav.saling@undp.org,  +63 917 597 4744 and Philip Castro, Communications Officer, UNDP Philippines, philip.castro@undp.org, +63 2 901 0223