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Oxfam aid team witnesses scene of utter destruction in northern most tip of Cebu, Philippines. Immediate needs are water, food, medicines and shelter

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

An Oxfam team of aid experts assessing level of typhoon damage in Daanbantayan the northern-most tip of Cebu mainland said today that nearly all the houses and buildings were damaged, power lines down and no electricity in the entire municipality. ...

Huge challenges lie ahead for typhoon-affected communities in the Philippines

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

Travelling to New Bataan, in Compostela Valley, on the Philippines island of Mindanao, is a depressing experience. It’s one of the areas most devastated by Typhoon Bopha. The drive takes us through dramatic scenery. Destroyed houses, downed power lines, and kilometres ...

PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Ketsana one year after

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 Posted in Glenn Maboloc, Philippines | No Comments »

This Sunday, 26 September, will be exactly one year since Typhoon Ketsana (local name, Ondoy) hit the Philippines causing widespread flooding and forcing thousands of people from their homes.

Value of Water Filter – Women’s Perspective

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 Posted in Uamdao Ben Noikorn | 5 Comments »

Hang Kosuan Village, Stung Treng _ For most people, the 80-liter plastic container and a clay water filter are probably the last things they consider as quality household items. But for many poor women, these simple, no-nonsense things give them ...

PHILIPPINES: Evacuees stranded as evacuation centres closure in Ketsana-affected area

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 Posted in Philippines | No Comments »

MANILA, 16 February 2010 (IRIN) - Nearly five months after tropical storm Ketsana and two typhoons ravaged northern Philippines, evacuation centres are starting to close but thousands of people are still displaced, aid workers say. “The situation is definitely getting worse ...

Four weeks on living with flood in Rizal, Philippines, spirit still high

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Posted in Laura Eldon, Philippines | No Comments »

22 October 2009 When Typhoon Ketsana hit the northern Philippines on 26 September it unleashed more rain in six hours than would normally fall in an entire month. In the same week that communities in Sumatra were left reeling from the ...

World Food Day: Typhoon Ketsana destroys Cambodia’s rice harvest

Monday, October 19th, 2009 Posted in Dow Punpiputt | No Comments »

This entry was posted on Oxfam's News Blog on October 16th, 2009 at 11:22 am Typhoon Ketsana made this year’s annual flood in Cambodia so much more intense that hectares of rice have been destroyed. Oxfam’s Dow Punpiputt reports. This is my first ...

90 years old, I’ve never seen any severe disaster like this in my whole life

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Posted in Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen, Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

A Khe sat quietly in the village house watching the army doctor tending the broken collar bone of his 11-year-old grandson. Poor boy, he has been bravely suffering the pain for the past six days since sudden landslides followed typhoon ...