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....
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...
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....
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...
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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