#101Emergency Response for Editors and Journalists

On 5 February 2015, humanitarian organizations in the Philippines hosted a workshop for the media in Manila with an aim to promote a greater understanding of how the humanitarian community responds and what mechanisms are put into place once a crisis strikes.


  1. The event was opened by the keynote speeches of Undersecretary Alexander Pama, Administrator of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council (NDRRMC), and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Terence Jones.
  2. Representatives of OCHA, WHO, UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, Plan, UNFPA, FAO and ILO briefed on key topics including coordination, humanitarian cluster system, preparedness, humanitarian principles and standards, the role of NGOs and ethical reporting in emergency response, early recovery and livelihood, followed by Q&A.