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Disasters in the Philippines

News articles related to disasters and climate change in the Philippines.
While we celebrate our independence day in Finland I have been worrying for my friends in the Philippines as typhoon Ruby approaches for landfall. One year ago I attended the relief operation after Haiyan/Yolanda as a volunteer. A month ago I had the possibility to visit Leyte island for two weeks to see how well everything was rebuilt.
UN News - UN relief agencies prepare emergency response as typhoon approaches Philippines
5 December 2014 - More than 30 million people risk feeling the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit as it barrels down on the Philippines, United Nations emergency and humanitarian officials warned today as they outlined the Organization-wide preparations being made before the massive storm makes landfall this weekend.
Tacloban bunkhouses hit by Hagupit; dwellers say DSWD told them not to evacuate
InterAksyon.com The online news portal of TV5 TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines - Some of the bunkhouses constructed by the government in Tacloban City were totally destroyed by typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby) which pummelled Eastern Visayas late Saturday well into Sunday morning. Children huddle inside the Redemptorist church, one of the temporary evacuation centers.
More than 100 killed in one Philippine city by Super Typhoon Haiyan
(CNN) -- More than 100 people were killed in a major Philippine coastal city that took the brunt of Super Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said Saturday. That death toll in Tacloban was the first significant casualty report in a day when authorities began surveying the devastation of a typhoon that has been described as perhaps the strongest storm ever to make landfall in recorded history.
Images Show Super Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction
Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday, and left behind widespread power outages, tattered buildings, and displaced thousands on a number of the islands that make up the country. The provinces of Leyte, Bohol, and Cebu, and Samar were among some of the hardest hit by the storm's fury.
More than 100 killed in one Philippine city by Super Typhoon Haiyan
(CNN) -- More than 100 people were killed in a major Philippine coastal city that took the brunt of Super Typhoon Haiyan, authorities said Saturday. That death toll in Tacloban was the first significant casualty report in a day when authorities began surveying the devastation of a typhoon that has been described as perhaps the strongest storm ever to make landfall in recorded history.
31 Devastating Images Of Typhoon Haiyan's Destruction
Updated - Nov. 10, 9:55 a.m. ET An aerial view shows damaged houses on a coastal community after Typhoon Haiyan hit Iloilo Province in the central Philippines on Nov. 9. Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!
China's paltry response to Typhoon Haiyan illustrates the limits of its soft power
Update: China has pledged an additional $1.6 million in supplies, including blankets and tents, to the Philippines. The world's rich and poor nations alike have pledged millions of dollars in aid to the storm ravaged Philippines-but China so far has offered a paltry $100,000. The amount would be low even if China were a much...
2.5 million people in the Philippines will need food assistance for at least the next six months
The early days after a disaster like typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines on Nov. 8, can be the most critical ones-especially if you're trying to deliver food to the millions of Filipinos currently displaced and lacking access to food. Thus far, the outlook is grim.
Haiyan's wrath has left farmers in the Philippines to pick up the pieces
The Philippines is quivering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the country on Nov. 8 with record winds and floods. Estimates of the death toll vary but could reach over 10,000 in one city alone, and many more have been displaced.
Should the Philippines bill developed nations for the damage from Typhoon Haiyan?
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, has affected over 4 million people and is estimated to have killed more than 10,000, according to officials in the Philippines. Some coastal cities, including Tacloban whose population is about 220,000, were almost completely flattened, which means that aid efforts around the country...
Mass Burial In Typhoon-Struck City
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) - A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a somber reminder of the tragedy that has left the Philippines with the monumental task of providing for some 11.5 million affected people.
'Drag Race' Superstars Come Together For Incredible Cause
Throughout the history of "RuPaul's Drag Race," queens of Filipino descent have often been represented among the diverse array of contestants stomping the runway. Now, several of these queens have come together in an effort to encourage fans of the show to support relief efforts for those devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.
Assortment of Articles re Philippine Typhoon Disaster - updated
There are so many dimensions to this tragic event, I hardly know where to start. Readers have been helpful and have provided some citations. Here are just a few interesting aspects Philippines prepared for Typhoon Haiyan, but evacuation sites couldn't withstand storm surges Why the Philippines Was not Ready for Typhoon Haiyan.
Super typhoon Haiyan goes off the scale on approach to the Philippines
Read 'Super typhoon Haiyan goes off the scale on approach to the Philippines' from our blog Geekquinox on Yahoo News Canada. Raging super typhoon Haiyan has become so powerful as it approaches the Philippines that it has actually gone off the scale, surpassing the maximum level of 8.0 to become a magnitude 8.1 storm.
WATCH: Philippines Climate Negotiator Makes Emotional Plea
As the Philippines reeled in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan on Monday, a climate negotiator from the island nation made an emotional statement at the UN climate talks in Warsaw that was met with a standing ovation.
For Filipino-American community, an anxious wait for news | Al Jazeera America
After two days of trying to contact relatives in the Typhoon-ravaged province of Letye, Laura Malaki-Lambert still has no news. But she isn't giving up. "What can we hold onto, right? Hope," she told Al Jazeera from a small church in Queens, N.Y., which serves the local Filipino community.
Reference: Typhoon Haiyan Storm Information Resources
Filed by on UPDATE November 15 Large Collection Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda: Health-Related Information Resources (via NLM's Disaster Information Management Research Center) UPDATE November 14 Super Typhoon Haiyan Crowdsource Mapping Project Info (via Digital Globe) UPDATE November 13 Collection of Maps from MapAction Field Team in the Philippines UPDATE November 12 FirstLook Satellite Imagery of Damage to Tacloban City, Philippines (via DigitalGlobe) Summary and Response 1.
Typhoon Haiyan and the language of disaster
A lie repeated often and confidently enough can become widely mistaken for the truth, becoming a belief that obscures the facts. False beliefs about disaster follow this model; their poison is concentrated in a few oft-deployed words, notably "mobs," "panic" and "looting."
LISTEN: A Joyous Moment In Typhoon-Ravaged Tacloban
The city of Tacloban in the Philippines was essentially leveled by Typhoon Haiyan. Over the past few weeks, residents of the city have been attending burials and picking up the pieces. But this afternoon, thousands gathered to watch the country's favorite son, Manny Pacquiao, box 12 rounds against Brandon Rios.