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AARP donates $1M to agencies helping Haiyan survivors

Daphne Kwok of AARP; Pablito Alarcon and Estela Sanidad of Feed the Hungry; Lorraine Cortes Vasquez and Lisa Marsh Ryerson of AARP; Evangeline Ganuelas and Teresita Alarcon of Feed the Hungry; Steven Raga of AARP; and Consul Elmer Cato of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: Brian Perry

AARP and AARP Foundation donated more than $1 million in emergency relief funds to support victims devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), one of the largest and strongest storms to make landfall in recorded history.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UNHCR launches registration program for Yolanda survivors to avail aid

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The United Nations Refugee Agency has initiated a civil registration program for typhoon survivors in areas devastated by supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) five months ago to help restore their access to public services.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Unicef exec lauds ‘Yolanda’ survivors’ ‘sense of community’

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Photo by Kristine Angeli Sabillo

An official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), one of the world’s biggest humanitarian organizations, is impressed by the Filipinos’ “sense of community” evident among the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Saving Grace: Canadian rushes to Ormoc to rescue fiancee

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

Days before Supertyphoon Yolanda slammed Eastern Visayas killing thousands, an online romance was blooming between Houssam Hammoudi, a 31-year-old Canadian Muslim based in Montreal, and Mary Grace Acojedo, 22, of Ormoc City in Leyte.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UN considers air drops of aid in Yolanda-devastated areas

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Ormoc City in the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda”.  CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Bill Godbout

The United Nations is considering air drops as a way to speed up the delivery of aid in isolated areas within Tacloban City as officials acknowledged the slow pace in bringing assistance to affected areas.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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