By Ngoc Nguyen
Thirty-year-old Gustavo Leal remembers the floodwaters reaching the doorstep of his family home in East Palo Alto. “It was bad enough that you couldn’t get out of your driveway,” he said.
By Frances Mangosing
Tens of thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) face long-term problems finding permanent homes and jobs half a year after the disaster, the Red Cross said Monday.
By Bert Eljera
Charities and nonprofit groups in this city, home to a large Filipino-American community of about 100,000, pledged support for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” that hit the islands nearly a week ago.
The United Nations will Tuesday launch an urgent aid appeal expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars to help the Philippines recover from the ravages of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).
The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was so loud they could barely hear each other.