December 01, 2014
| Alice Thomas
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Philippines, United Nations
In the beachside village of Jagnayan, I walk along the rows of plywood
temporary shelters – known here as bunkhouses – looking for Estralia, a
woman I met when I was here last February. The residents of the
bunkhouses are typhoon survivors whose homes were destroyed when
super-typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to make landfall, wrought total
destruction across this region a little over a year ago.
November 20, 2014
| Tagged as: Climate Displacement, Americas, Asia
In a world of new and emerging threats – from super storms to rising seas – the 60-year-old Refugee Convention may no longer be sufficient. But there are other ways to protect people affected by climate change.
November 18, 2014
| Dara McLeod
| Tagged as: Philippines, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Neglected Crises
This month, the Philippines is marking the one-year anniversary of
Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest typhoons ever to make landfall.
The international response to the typhoon was immediate and robust –
essential given the reality that over four million people were displaced
by the storm. But this week, I am in the Philippines to mark the
one-year anniversary of another humanitarian crisis – one that is
coming without fanfare.