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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 ...

Three New Health Stations to Provide Care for 50,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

Fri, 2014-04-11 10:01
SANTA BARBARA, CA, CALIF. -- As part of its ongoing typhoon recovery efforts in the Philippines, medical aid organization Direct Relief announced Thursday a partnership with Philippine-based nonprofit ...

Burlington nurse returns from volunteer work in Philippines with new perspective

Fri, 2014-04-11 03:27
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

House to probe no-build, no-dwell policy of the government (Congress of the Philippines)

Fri, 2014-04-11 01:45
(Source: Congress of the Philippines) Rep. Fernando Hicap (Partylist, Anakpawis) sought a congressional inquiry into the impact of the "no-build zone, no-dwell zone policy" of the government, which is being implemented in coastal areas affected by typhoon Yolanda. Hicap said the policy will favor local and foreign private enterprise and...

Typhoon Haiyan survivors plead for help

Fri, 2014-04-11 00:46
• 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 ...

Typhoon Haiyan survivors lack food and water one week on

Thu, 2014-04-10 22:49
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 batters Philippines

Thu, 2014-04-10 21:03
Storm that is billed as biggest ever to make landfall sends 195mph winds and five-metre waves slamming into islands Typhoon Haiyan has slammed into the Philippines with winds of 195mph, with experts saying "catastrophic damage" will result from what is predicted to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. Thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands more ...

Typhoon Haiyan batters Philippines

Thu, 2014-04-10 19:18
Storm that is billed as biggest ever to make landfall sends 195mph winds and five-metre waves slamming into islands Typhoon Haiyan has slammed into the Philippines with winds of 195mph, with experts saying "catastrophic damage" will result from what is predicted to be the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history. Thousands of people have been evacuated and thousands more ...

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 ...
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