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Update on UNV support to Typhoon Haiyan response efforts
22 November 2013
The Philippines has a vibrant local volunteer sector with a long tradition of providing emergency relief and recovery support following a natural disaster.
In Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines, students from Xavier University volunteer to collect and distribute donations for the earthquake-hit region. The university’s volunteer groups established the volunteer center to help the underserved communities. (Akiko Abe/UNV, 2011)
Bonn, Germany: UNV is doing a number of things to support response and recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines on 8 November 2013. UNV is supporting the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Manila, where two UN Volunteers are now assigned. It is working with UNCT to facilitate the rapid mobilization of UN Volunteers if necessary and UNV's Online Volunteering service posted opportunities for online volunteers to geo-tag thousands of twitter messages and images of the areas affected by the typhoon to map the urgent needs of the population. Read
More about: Emergency relief
UN Online Volunteers support a local initiative combating violence against women in Kyrgyzstan
08 March 2013
Arthur Nielsen Demain, UN Online Volunteer from the Philippines. (Photo: 2013)
UN Online Volunteers have been supporting the NGO Global Civil Initiatives (GCI), founded by former UN Volunteers in Kyrgyzstan and working to build fair and just societies, with the development of a project targeting a group of women in the Issyk-Kul area of Kyrgyzstan who are vulnerable to violence and discrimination. Read
Countries:  Kyrgyzstan
Building databases to support internally displaced persons (IDPs)
20 June 2012
Mindanao, Philippines: "As a result of my experience as a UN Volunteer, it is clear to me that volunteerism promotes social cohesion and builds trust. There is always a spirit of compassion and readiness to share knowledge and expertise." Read
UN Volunteers saving lives in Darfur
29 May 2012
Ibrahim Vuni, UNV Electro-medical Technician working with the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Sudan. (Photo: UNV, 2012)
Darfur, Sudan: “In any health care service delivery, the quality and efficiency of the services depends very much on the proper functioning of the medical equipment used by the doctors and other health care personnel. Even under normal and careful use, instruments may fail to function properly, and this is where my ability and skills come in handy.” Read
Countries:  Sudan  Uganda
Keeping UN personnel and peacekeeping forces healthy in Bobonaro District
29 May 2012
Dr. Ryan D. Canlas, UNV Doctor with the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). (Photo: UNV)
Maliana, Bobonaro District, Timor-Leste: "UN Volunteers directly and indirectly serve the people of Timor-Leste. My contribution is to keep the UN personnel and peacekeeping forces in the best of health so they are able to execute their duties properly." Read
Countries:  Timor-Leste

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