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Typhoon Haiyan: Older people and children in need of medical help

03 December 2013

Last week our food distribution team specifically targeted hard-to-reach communities that had received little or no aid. On Friday we'd planned to go to four baranguays but the weather severely affected our progress. That, combined with fallen electricity Keep reading


Typhoon Haiyan: Older people share their stories

21 November 2013

People are on the move. Thousands are evacuating Leyte for Manila and Cebu and we’re planning on working in some of these centres to support older people. Today we visited an evacuation centre at Baranguay Tinago, Cebu City and... Keep reading


Typhoon Haiyan: Aid arrives but more help needed

18 November 2013

Comparisons are odious but aid workers and the media seem intent on asking how Typhoon Haiyan compares with previous disasters. Well, Ormoc City reminds me of the Indian Ocean Tsunami days for sure, except it goes on for hundreds... Keep reading (2 Comments)


Typhoon Haiyan: Older people in desperate need of shelter

17 November 2013

Three days after we last went to Bogo from Cebu, the road is even more congested than before. But this is a good sign as the traffic consists mainly of aid trucks. We finally get to the sports stadium... Keep reading


Typhoon Haiyan one week on: Destruction and distributions

15 November 2013

The drive from Cebu City to Bogo takes longer than we expect, four hours instead of the usual two. For the first three hours, the journey is pleasant, and we get a glimpse of ordinary everyday life in the... Keep reading (1 Comment)

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