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Typhoon Haiyan: China gives less aid to Philippines than Ikea

Sat, 2014-04-19 07:21
World's second largest economy pledges less than $2m to help relief effort, compared to furniture store's $2.7m The Swedish furniture chain Ikea is giving more financial aid to the Philippines than China in the wake of the category-five typhoon that hit the country last week. The world's second-largest economy has pledged less than $2m in cash and materials, compared to $20m provided by the ...

Typhoon Haiyan: children in disaster zone are vulnerable, warns Unicef

Sat, 2014-04-19 02:51
Charity says 1.7m children have been displaced and may be at risk of exploitation, abuse and trafficking Aid workers have warned that children in the disaster zone left by typhoon Haiyan are particularly vulnerable, as they set up child-focused services to mitigate the impact. Unicef estimates that 1.7 million children are among the 4.4 million people in the Philippines displaced by the disaster ...

Typhoon Haiyan: we cannot afford to procrastinate on climate action

Fri, 2014-04-18 20:00
Anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change, I dare them pay a visit to the Philippines right now • Live updates It was barely 11 months ago in Doha when my delegation appealed to the world to open our eyes to the stark reality that we face, as we confronted a catastrophic storm that resulted in the costliest disaster in Philippine history . Less than a year after, we could ...

Filipinos Rebuild Lives Five Months After Typhoon

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:44
A man stands in front of a large ship grounded by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, on Friday.People continue to rebuild their lives five months after Typhoon Haiyan struck the coast on Nov. 8, 2013, leaving more than 6000 dead and many more homeless.

Shopping spree is a necessity for typhoon-hit city in Philippines

Fri, 2014-04-18 14:11
Many stores remain closed, but Tacloban survivors throng streets as signs of commercial life return Tacloban, in the Philippines, a city of survivors, is also, by extension, a city of shoppers. People here lost almost everything, and now, they're in a rush to buy it back. Two months after a typhoon mangled it, its shopping scene is perhaps the most encouraging barometer of recovery. Thousands ...

Post-Haiyan rebuilding could cost £3.6bn, says Philippine minister

Fri, 2014-04-18 04:18
Typhone relief efforts gathering pace with nearly 25,000 personnel deployed, but remote villages still desperate for aid The cost of rebuilding in the swathe of the Philippines devastated by typhoon Haiyan could reach £3.6bn, a senior official has said. Homes, businesses, public facilities and infrastructure were shattered by the fierce winds and powerful storm surge. At least 3,974 people are ...

Typhoon Haiyan: children in disaster zone are vulnerable, warns Unicef

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:52
Charity says 1.7m children have been displaced and may be at risk of exploitation, abuse and trafficking Aid workers have warned that children in the disaster zone left by typhoon Haiyan are particularly vulnerable, as they set up child-focused services to mitigate the impact. Unicef estimates that 1.7 million children are among the 4.4 million people in the Philippines displaced by the disaster ...

‘Yolanda’ toll now at 6,300 – NDRRMC

Thu, 2014-04-17 01:53
MANILA, Philippines-- Deaths from Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) increased to 6,300, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.   The NDRRMC noted additional seven fatalities from Tacloban City.   "Seven persons in Tacloban City were added to the list of dead individuals, to which, the total of dead individuals increased to 6,300. There are no ...

UAE Red Crescent Team Assesses Needs In Haiyan-hit Regions In The Philippines

Wed, 2014-04-16 01:23
MANILA, April 16 (Bernama) -- The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) team from United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in the Philippines to assess humanitarian needs of areas and population affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

Haiyan widow honors the dead by moving on

Mon, 2014-04-14 19:39
MANILA, Philippines - She was holding a bunch of candles as she walked tentatively towards the graveyard in front of San Joaquin Catholic Church. I immediately assumed she was visiting someone among the countless who were buried hastily a day after typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) mercilessly struck the town ...

Typhoon Haiyan: airports reopen in the Philippines as rescue operations continue

Mon, 2014-04-14 17:57
International flights to the Philippines have resumed but the country remains in chaos, with tourists and visitors among the millions affected by the devastation International travel to the Philippines is resuming after one of the most powerful storms on record swept across the country, leaving thousands dead and many without access to food, water and electricity. Typhoon Haiyan , which made ...

Philippines death toll from typhoon Haiyan 'could rocket within 24 hours'

Sun, 2014-04-13 19:17
195mph storm – the strongest ever – likely to have caused 'catastrophic damage' in many isolated island communities Super-typhoon Haiyan – thought to be the strongest recorded storm ever to hit land – has barrelled through the Philippines with winds up to 195mph (315kph) and waves as high as 5m (19ft). The category 5 storm, which made landfall at dawn on Friday on Samar island in the central ...

Philippines death toll from typhoon Haiyan 'could rocket within 24 hours'

Sun, 2014-04-13 18:50
195mph storm – the strongest ever to hit land – likely to have caused 'catastrophic damage' in isolated island communities Super-typhoon Haiyan – thought to be the strongest recorded storm ever to hit land – has barrelled through the Philippines with winds up to 195mph and waves as high as five metres. The category 5 storm, which made landfall at dawn on Friday on Samar island in the central ...

Philippines typhoon: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:57
Wall collapses as thousands storm rice warehouse in devastated Leyte province while Haiyan relief effort flounders Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse desperately seeking food supplies. The Philippines National Food Authority said police and soldiers stood by helpless as the looters ...

Philippines typhoon: eight die in food stampede amid desperate wait for aid

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:47
Wall collapses as thousands storm rice warehouse in devastated Leyte province while Haiyan relief effort flounders Eight people have been killed in the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines after thousands of Haiyan survivors stormed a government-owned rice warehouse desperately seeking food supplies. The Philippines National Food Authority said police and soldiers stood by helpless as the looters ...

Burlington nurse returns from volunteer work in Philippines with new perspective

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:24
Stephanie Lusk volunteered with Project HOPE, a medical team bringing care to 6,100 patients after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. / RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS

Typhoon Haiyan: the pretence that there's always some way out | Simon Jenkins

Sun, 2014-04-13 02:17
The craving to help is the most benign human instinct and can't be suppressed. But some things are beyond our control The horror of the Philippines typhoon evokes that of another recent human tragedy, the civil war in Syria. The pictures are similar, fleeing families, stunned, pathetic children. We see people enduring unimaginable privation through no cause of their own. The disasters are ...

Filipinos in Britain band together to help in wake of typhoon Haiyan

Sat, 2014-04-12 16:07
More than 120,000 people from the Philippines live in England and Wales, with many maintaining close links to home British Filipinos have been quick to react to the devastation wrought by typhoon Haiyan, focusing on practical ways to help, including raising money for the devastated areas. They maintain close relations with the Philippines, and money sent to relatives in the country is crucial to ...

Typhoon Haiyan survivors lack food and water one week on

Sat, 2014-04-12 03:18
Death toll climbs to 3,261 and large numbers of bodies still lie unburied as Philippines government faces growing criticism A week after super-typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, survivors still have no food or clean water and large numbers of bodies lie unburied. President Benigno Aquino will return to Leyte province on Saturday amid widespread criticism of Manila's lack of preparation ...

Typhoon Haiyan survivors plead for help

Fri, 2014-04-11 21:49
• Philippines authorities warn of total devastation in some areas • Around 10,000 people are feared to have died • An estimated 4.5 million people have been displaced • Rescue efforts hampered by damage to roads and airports • Follow live updates here Desperate survivors of Friday's super-typhoon in the Philippines are pleading for help three days after Haiyan struck, as authorities warn of ...
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