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Typhoon Ketsana devastates older people's lives in Vietnam

06 October 2009

At least 164 people have been killed and 15 left missing since typhoon Ketsana lashed central Vietnam last Tuesday. The typhoon has caused more than US$600 million in damage and has affected more than three million people. A large... Keep reading


Goddy Paul in Manila

05 October 2009

This morning was the first time in so many days that it did not rain. There was a mild shower early in the morning where I was staying, but that was quickly replaced by some sunlight unsuccessfully trying to... Keep reading


South East Asia: Continuing emergencies

05 October 2009

HelpAge's Regional Representative for East Asia and Pacific, Eduardo Klien, sent us this latest update on the continuing emergency situation: Vietnam The damage is larger than initially thought. There are large numbers of affected people (estimates of aro Keep reading


Aftermath of typhoon Ketsana: More from Manila

03 October 2009

As I start to type this report, the radio is blaring out information on the current situation of Typhoon Parma. The information is that the storm is making landfall over Luzon which is the province in the north of... Keep reading


Goddy Paul writes from Manila

02 October 2009

I am out in Manila in the Philippines, working with our partner COSE to bring urgently needed assistance to those affected by the devastating floods. We went out to five flood affected locations in Manila to distribute food and... Keep reading

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