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Red Cross looking for land for ‘Yolanda’ victims’ homes

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Former Sen. Richard Gordon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Chinese to build temporary classrooms

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon, right, shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing as they pose for photographers during turnover rites of payloaders donated by Chinese companies in Manila, Philippines on Dec. 2, 2013. The Chinese Red Cross is building transitional classrooms for thousands of schoolchildren in Tacloban City, according to the Philippine Red Cross.  AP

The Chinese Red Cross is building transitional classrooms for thousands of schoolchildren in Tacloban City in Leyte, according to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Dependence’ a worry as UN seeks more ‘Yolanda’ aid

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

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.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hong Kong Red Cross rallies support for typhoon relief

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Despite the strained relations between Hong Kong and the Philippines, the Hong Kong public has donated HK$5.9 million (P33 million) for the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BNY sends $125,000 to ‘Yolanda’ victims

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Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (“Haiyan”) survivors walk through the ruins of their neighborhood in Tacloban City on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

BNY Mellon, a global investment management and investment services firm, announced Friday it is making an initial donation of $100,000 to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan).

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Red Cross seeks P1.6-B funding to aid ‘Pablo’ victims

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Homeless flood survivors walk toward the gymnasium in the southern Philippine township of New Bataan in Compostela province on December 5, 2012 after the strongest typhoon Bopha pounded the island on Tuesday, leaving several deaths and and missing. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) appealed for about P1.3 billion (or 30 million Swiss francs) worth of funding to support its aid operations for hundreds of thousands of survivors of typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha), which hit southern Philippines in December last year.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Singapore Red Cross vows more flood aid to Philippines

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The head of the Singaporean Red Cross visited the Philippines on Sunday and Monday to help in the Philippine Red Cross’ relief effort for flood-stricken families still sheltered in various evacuation centers.

Posted: August 15th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Singapore Red Cross donates food, toiletries

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The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will contribute S$100,000 worth of relief supplies to survivors of the floods in Manila. The supplies consisting of canned and fresh foods, kitchen utensils and toiletries will be distributed by SRC volunteers on Monday to those in evacuation centers.

Posted: August 12th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US hospital ship arriving on humanitarian mission

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The US Naval Ship Mercy, the United States Navy’s premier hospital ship, will arrive in Subic next week to participate in a humanitarian mission in the Pacific, the US Embassy in Manila said.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

ICRC cuts workshops, seminars overseas training

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday it was not halting its humanitarian assistance programs in the Philippines despite a reduction in its budget. In a statement e-mailed to the Inquirer, Christoph Sutter, deputy head of the ICRC delegation in the Philippines, said the agency “remains committed to assisting vulnerable people [...]

Posted: June 4th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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