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Tacloban Revisited 6 Months after Typhoon Haiyan

Tacloban Revisited 6 Months after Typhoon Haiyan

By Holger Bergner: A month ago Jo Bishop and Melody Grace Aguilar of the Manila based ‘Channel of Hope Foundation’ invited me to come along to their next trip to Tacloban – and finally the long awaited day came

Philippines: 6 Months after Super Typhoon, Housing, Jobs Remain Priority

Philippines: 6 Months after Super Typhoon, Housing, Jobs Remain Priority

Six months after the most powerful typhoon on record pummeled the central Philippines and left more than 6,200 people dead, officials say having regular work and a permanent home is still a priority for thousands of survivors.

UN: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines is ‘Major Emergency’

UN: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines is ‘Major Emergency’

MANILA — International humanitarian officials are grappling with the challenges of trying to get help into the typhoon-ravaged Central Philippines while people on the ground grow more desperate for food, clean water and medicines. The United Nations is putting out a call for $301 million.

When Disaster Hits Hard, Christians Take up the Torch

When Disaster Hits Hard, Christians Take up the Torch

Every Christian knows they’re supposed to help the poor and needy. It is amazing to see this principle put into action during disaster. Typhoon Haiyan has certainly highlighted some needy people. For some Christians, however, the matter is personal.

When Disaster Strikes – For Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

When Disaster Strikes – For Those Affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda

Shock, pain, confusion, turmoil. In this dark hour, God knows that even these words cannot fully express what you who have been touched by grave tragedy feel inside. God feels and understands your pain. He hears the questions that barrage you. He sees the horror that haunts you.

‘Send International’ is Launching Relief Efforts

‘Send International’ is Launching Relief Efforts

SEND is connected to more than 30,000 national churches in the Philippines. SEND’s Liz Givens says many of these churches will be the launching point of relief. The needs will be unfathomable.

Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

Strongest Typhoon of 2013 Slams Into Philippines

The strongest tropical cyclone of the year has slammed into the central Philippines after President Benigno Aquino ordered mass evacuations to reduce the risk of disaster. Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, made landfall in Samar province early Friday, with sustained winds of 315 kilometers per hour and gusts of 379 kilometers per hour.