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Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines estimated at 1,200

Wed, 2014-04-09 20:33
Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies describe hundreds of bodies floating in waters and on roads amid destruction The Philippines Red Cross said it has received reports of 1,200 deaths in two areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan. The agency said that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province. The typhoon has passed over the Philippines and is expected to hit Vietnam ...

Typhoon Haiyan death toll in Philippines estimated at 1,200

Wed, 2014-04-09 13:54
Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies describe hundreds of bodies floating in waters and on roads amid destruction The Philippines Red Cross said it has received reports of 1,200 deaths in two areas devastated by typhoon Haiyan. The agency said that at least 1,000 had been killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province. The typhoon has passed over the Philippines and is expected to hit Vietnam ...

Manny Pacquiao Is Fighting to Raise Spirits in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

Wed, 2014-04-09 13:18
Manny Pacquiao plans to take care of two things before he heads back to the Philippines to be with his wife Jinkee for the  birth of their fifth child later this month. The first, of course, is to defeat Timothy Bradley Jr. in their rematch at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on Saturday, and prove the judges called it wrong when they put Pacquiao on the losing end of a split decision the first time around ...

Final week for US tax-deductible donations to ‘Yolanda’ relief

Wed, 2014-04-09 10:06
HONOLULU, Hawaii --Thanks to the Philippines Charitable Giving Assistance Act, there is one more week to donate to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts -- until April 15, 2014 -- and still receive a 2013 tax deduction.   Also, this Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 am, the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) is hosting a public presentation on the Consuelo Foundation's Project H.O.P.E. to aid disaster ...

Ms. Universe, Cordaid help Yolanda recovery efforts

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:28
NEW YORK – The Miss Universe Organization and Dutch development agency, Cordaid, have partnered to create a global fund that will raise awareness and money for the Philippines to recover from Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The two international organizations will call attention to the needs of projects that are essential for the...

Typhoon Haiyan aid workers haunted by mistakes of past disasters

Wed, 2014-04-09 09:02
In the Philippines, a relief effort of giant proportions and fiendishly complicated logistics is under way With banner headlines already decrying the slow pace of aid in the Philippines, there was palpable relief when, at a packed briefing for aid agencies, it was announced that piped water had been restored in Tacloban, the city brought to its knees by Typhoon Haiyan. "This is good news. By 3pm ...

Canada commits additional $50M for Yolanda rehabilitation in Visayas 

Tue, 2014-04-08 21:41
Canada has committed another $50 million for Yolanda-stricken areas in the Visayas Region as international calls mount for donors to step up its aid to typhoon-battered central Philippines.

Typhoon Haiyan: three die as category 5 storm hits land

Tue, 2014-04-08 19:44
Category 5 super-typhoon hits the Philippines as experts predict catastrophic damage from strongest storm ever recorded At least three people have been killed and another seven injured as typhoon Haiyan – thought to be the strongest recorded storm ever to hit land – barrelled through the Philippines with winds up to 195mph and waves as high as 19ft. The category 5 storm, which made landfall ...

Typhoon Haiyan: three die as category 5 storm hits land

Tue, 2014-04-08 19:21
Category 5 super-typhoon hits the Philippines as experts predict catastrophic damage from strongest storm ever recorded At least three people have been killed and another seven injured as typhoon Haiyan – thought to be the strongest recorded storm ever to hit land – barrelled through the Philippines with winds up to 195mph (315km/h) and waves as high as 19ft (5m). The category 5 storm, which ...

International creditors urged to cancel PH debt

Tue, 2014-04-08 14:20
International creditors should cancel the Philippines’ debt and provide unrestricted grant aid instead of new loans, as the country continues to reel from the ill effects of Super Typhoon Yolanda, according to one of the United Nation’s (UN) independent experts on human rights.

Philippines: UN seeks debt relief to support typhoon recovery

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:24
New York, Apr 8 : Voicing concern that the Philippines' post-typhoon reconstruction and recovery efforts could be undermined by its heavy debt load, a United Nations independent human rights expert on Monday issued a strong call on international creditors to cancel the country's debt and to provide unrestricted grant aid instead of new loans.

Typhoon Haiyan the biggest yet as world's tropical storms gather force

Mon, 2014-04-07 22:46
Haiyan may be strongest ever to hit land so far but as the oceans warm the power of storms is rising When typhoon Haiyan - known in the Philippines as Yolanda - pounded into the islands of Samar and Leyte at 4.40am after picking up speed on a 900-mile track across the Pacific, the US navy's warning centre, JTWC, in Honolulu, calculated its winds to be gusting at up to 235mph (380kph). This would ...

Typhoon Haiyan the biggest yet as world's tropical storms gather force

Mon, 2014-04-07 21:14
Haiyan may be strongest ever to hit land so far but as the oceans warm the power of storms is rising When typhoon Haiyan - known in the Philippines as Yolanda - pounded into the islands of Samar and Leyte at 4.40am after picking up speed on a 900-mile track across the Pacific, the US navy's warning centre, JTWC, in Honolulu, calculated its winds to be gusting at up to 235mph (380kph). This would ...

What the UN climate report says about Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:33
MANILA, Philippines - Severe weather and shifting ecosystems as a result of climate change could put the new generation of Filipinos into greater risks of deeper poverty, food shortages, disease and slower economic growth, a United Nations body’s newly released report indicates.

Canada PM lauds citizens' aid for Yolanda victims

Mon, 2014-04-07 20:06
MANILA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently praised Canadians for coming together to extend help to typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

TULONG, HINDI UTANG | UN rights expert urges debt relief for calamity-stricken Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 19:06
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction.

UN rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 19:04
MANILA - A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction.

UN calls for debt relief for reconstruction in Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 18:59
United Nations human rights expert Cephas Lumina today urged international creditors to cancel Philippines’ debt and to provide unconditional grant-aid instead of reconstruction loans in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

UN rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 18:10
MANILA: A United Nations human rights expert today urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines’ debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction. The Southeast Asian country, hit hard five months ago by Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere — estimated the total cost of a four-year ...

U.N. rights expert urges debt relief for Philippines

Mon, 2014-04-07 17:33
A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged international creditors to cancel the Philippines' debt and give it unconditional grant aid instead of new loans to fund massive post-typhoon reconstruction. The Southeast Asian country, hit hard five months ago by Typhoon Haiyan -- one of the strongest storms to make landfall anywhere -- estimated the total cost of a four-year reconstruction ...
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