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Four Months After Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines: Progress Report (pdf)
Published: March 2014


This report outlines UNICEF’s response in the first four months since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013, focusing on results for children, continuing needs and challenges. It also highlights priorities for recovery through November 2014 and beyond.

The State of the World's Children 2014 in Numbers: Every Child Counts (pdf)
Published:  January 2014

The report highlights the importance of data in making progress for children and exposing the unequal access to services and protections that mars the lives of so many. It also notes that "being counted makes children visible, and this act of recognition makes it possible to address their needs and advance their rights." It adds that innovations in data collection, analysis and dissemination are making it possible to disaggregate data by such factors as location, wealth, sex, and ethnic or disability status, to include children who have been excluded or overlooked by broad averages. 
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DPR Korea 2013: Humanitarian Needs and Priorities (pdf)
Published: August 2013

Although the overall humanitarian situation in DPR Korea has improved slightly over the last 12 months, the structural causes of people’s vulnerability persist. External assistance is needed and continues to play a vital role in safeguarding and promoting the well-being of millions whose food security, nutritional status and general health would otherwise be seriously compromised.
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Rakhine Response Plan (Myanmar) (pdf)
Published: August 2013

The primary goal of the Humanitarian Country Team’s response in Rakhine State is to support the Government’s efforts in providing humanitarian assistance to all communities impacted by the 2012 inter-communal violence across Rakhine State.
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Child Protection in Emergencies: Asia Pacific Region (pdf)
Publication year: 2012

People committed to helping children in emergencies meet online in the CPiE Community of Practice to discuss the most important steps to help children caught up in life threatening situations. Community members talk about their work, the challenges they face and the lessons they have learned, and share stories and experiences.
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Sichuan Earthquake: Three Year Report (pdf)
Publication year: May 2011



On 12 May 2008, the most devastating natural disaster in China in decades struck the country’s southwestern Sichuan Province.On this third anniversary, UNICEF remembers what was lost three years ago, celebrates what has been achieved since, and reaffirms our commitment to children and women in the Sichuan earthquake zone.
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Yushu Earthquake: One Year Report (pdf)
Publication year: 2011

In April 2010, a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yushu Tibetan Autonomous County in China. In collaboration with local communities and partners, and with the generous support of donors, UNICEF was able to save lives, restore hope and create opportunities for children and women in the Yushu earthquake zone. 
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2011 Humanitarian Action for Children (pdf)
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: UNICEF

The report shows, we are increasingly supporting innovative efforts to help communities prepare for and limit the effects of future emergencies – and to bounce back and ‘build back’ better when tragedy does strike.
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Rapid Assessment Sampling in Emergency Situations (pdf)
Publication year: 2010

The number and scale of humanitarian emergencies over the past decade has led to notable efforts to improve assessment tools used in emergency situations. Rapid assessments have become one of these widely used tools, making data available quickly to provide information on the impact of an emergency on affected populations.
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Humanitarian Action Report 2010: Partnering for children in emergencies
Publication year: 2010
Publisher: UNICEF



This report highlights the most severe crises impacting children and women around the world and the innovative partnership approaches to meet the needs of children and families affected. Download the full report | summary | interactive report | critical issues for Asia-Pacific
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Tsunami Report: Five Year Anniversary (pdf)
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF 



Five years on from the tsunami, the majority of UNICEF tsunami programmes have now been completed. Recovery programmes ended in India in 2007, while programmes in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar drew to a close in 2008, with continuing work handed over to national authorities or integrated into existing programmes.
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Building back better in Aceh (pdf)
Publication year: 2009
Publisher: UNICEF Indonesia

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale struck the western end of Indonesia's Sumatra Island, flattening buildings and generating a huge tsunami. In the five years that followed that fateful day, UNICEF has continued to help people put their lives back on track.
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