By Jerry E. Esplanada
The Philippines, along with Vietnam and New Zealand, has been cited as “positive examples of progress” in disaster risk reduction and management by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the UN Development Program.
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 Niña P. Calleja
Building “better” houses for the families displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November remains a challenge for the senior officials of the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement who were in Manila for a two-day meeting on the long-term recovery plan for the devastated areas in the Visayas.
The Chinese Red Cross is building transitional classrooms for thousands of schoolchildren in Tacloban City in Leyte, according to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
The Red Cross warned against aid dependency in the Philippines Tuesday as the United Nations urged donors to double their assistance to millions of victims of the country’s deadliest-ever typhoon.