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Canada pulls out 300 relief personnel from PH

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A Filipino soldier takes a break beside relief goods at the Tacloban airport, in central Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. The Red Cross warned against aid dependency in the Philippines Tuesday, Dec. 10, as the United Nations urged donors to double their assistance to millions of victims of the country's deadliest-ever typhoon.  AP

Canada’s more than 300 humanitarian relief personnel have pulled out of the country following the completion of their aid mission in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ban Ki-Moon to have first-hand assessment of ‘Yolanda’ devastation

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UN leader Ban Ki-moon.  AP PHOTO/THE UNITED NATIONS, MARK GARTEN

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is set to visit the Philippines Friday and will also go to Tacloban City to see first-hand the devastation caused by super typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan).

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Relief effort begins after Philippine typhoon

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for Tacloban on board a US C-130 plane for victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Cental Philippines, at a military base in Manila on November 11, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Foreign governments and agencies have announced a major relief effort to help victims of the Philippine typhoon. Here are some of the pledges they have made: United Nations UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has released $25 million from the UN’s emergency relief fund to provide emergency food assistance, supply emergency shelter materials and household items, [...]

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

EU allots P148 million for Visayas earthquake relief, rehab

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EU Ambassador to Manila Guy Ledoux. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The European Union is providing P148 million in humanitarian aid to about 350,000 people who lost their homes and livelihoods when a magnitude-7.2 earthquake ravaged Bohol island and nearby provinces in Central Visayas on October 15.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

EU allocates P327M more for areas hit by ‘Pablo’

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The European Union has allocated 7 million euros (P372 million) in fresh funds to provide relief assistance for victims of Typhoon “Pablo,” which devastated parts of Mindanao three months ago and affected some six million people.

Posted: March 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia offers P126-M more in aid for ‘Pablo’ victims

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The Australian government on Monday announced that it would offer an additional P126 million in aid to the victims of typhoon “Pablo” as a response to the latest appeal made by the Philippine government and the United Nations for the ongoing humanitarian crisis caused by the disaster.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China turns over additional P8M for typhoon victims

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Chinese Ambassador to Manila, Ma Keqing. FILE PHOTO

The Chinese government has turned over to the Philippines an additional P8 million in aid to support relief and recovery operations in the wake of Typhoon “Pablo,” showing solidarity despite Beijing’s unresolved dispute with Manila over the West Philippine Sea.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU cites PH’s improved disaster preparedness

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Despite the high death toll of Typhoon “Pablo,” the European Union’s coordinating body for humanitarian aid lauded the Philippines’ preparedness for the latest killer storm to hit the country.

Posted: December 9th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

European Union extends sympathies to Filipinos, will send assistance

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The European Union’s delegation to the Philippines on Wednesday said that a local humanitarian expert was assessing the damage to the country brought about by the heavy rains that hit Metro Manila and nearby provinces on Tuesday.

Posted: August 8th, 2012 in Europe,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sendong victims need more funds, UN appeals anew

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The United Nations has asked the international community for more funds to effectively meet the humanitarian challenges in the aftermath of Tropical Storm “Sendong” (International name: WASHI) that devastated this city more than a month ago.
From an initial amount of $28.4 million, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-Ocha) is appealing for $39 million in response to “the dramatic increase of needs” of more than 300,000 people for a six-month period.

Posted: February 6th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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