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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Pic: AP.

UN chief visits typhoon-hit Philippine villages

By Sun, Dec 22, 2013 12:22PM UTC Comments Off U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Pic: AP.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday visited central Philippine villages that were decimated by Typhoon Haiyan, and promised to try to raise at least $800 million in aid to help the region recover from last month's devastating storm....

Tindog Tacloban: Hope springs eternal in typhoon-ravaged city

By Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:12PM UTC Comments Off Tindog Tacloban: Hope springs eternal in typhoon-ravaged city

This is the fifth of a series of five articles from Michele Penna, reporting on the Philippines typhoon aftermath in Tacloban “Tindog Tacloban!” read a large poster in the city center. It roughly meant “stand up Tacloban” and was a sign that, as of November 26, things were changing in the city devastated by Typhoon...

The toughest job: Dealing with the dead in Tacloban

By Tue, Dec 10, 2013 12:00PM UTC Comments Off The toughest job: Dealing with the dead in Tacloban

ON November 20, close to Tacloban’s airport, the view is ghastly: in an open space in front of the Chapel of Saint Michael Archangel, next to a semi-destroyed building, bags containing over 50 corpses lie on the ground. The victims died 12 days earlier, but given the initial rush to clean up the streets they had to wait for almost two weeks before being taken care of....

UN worries aid has not reached Philippine victims

By Mon, Dec 09, 2013 10:52AM UTC 1 Comment Typhoon survivors jostle to beg for plastic bags of food relief in Tacloban city last month. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon, the U.N. humanitarian chief said on Monday. Valerie Amos, U.N. Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, said she had expected that aid had been delivered...

Philippines: The plight of the children of Tacloban

By Thu, Dec 05, 2013 5:01PM UTC 1 Comment A young child receives vaccinations in Tacloban. Pic: AP.

This is the third of a series of five articles from Michele Penna, reporting on the Philippines typhoon aftermath in Tacloban When a disaster is hard on everybody, it is usually harder on children. They are more fragile, more prone to be traumatized by events, more subject to diseases. Typhoon Yolanda, which has been exceptional...

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