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Notes from the field: An Oxfam aid worker in Tacloban shares his account of Typhoon Hagupit

Neil Pancipanci, pictured above, is our Oxfam livelihoods officer based in Tacloban. He shared this account of Typhoon Hagupit:

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Snapshots of Hagupit’s impact in Borongan, Eastern Samar

Photos used with permission from Neil Gavan Tenefrancia According to recent reports, the city of Borongan in Eastern Samar is feared to be one of the worst hit by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby). The Philippine Red Cross reported

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Typhoon Hagupit hits Samar in the Philippines: Oxfam ready to respond

7 December 2014, Manila, Philippines – Typhoon Hagupit has struck the Philippines, making landfall yesterday night, 6 December, in Dolores, Samar, in Visayas (Central Philippines). The Philippines office of international humanitarian organization Oxfam has been activating contingency plans and readying

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Oxfam aid workers in the Philippines on high alert, ready to respond to typhoon Hagupit

6 December 2014  – As Typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby) closes in on a Philippine landfall, with more than half a million people evacuated to safety, aid workers of international humanitarian group Oxfam are on high alert, activating contingency plans

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Oxfam reiterates call for preparedness as the Philippines braces for new storm

4 December 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines – If Typhoon Hagupit (local name Ruby) continues on its projected track towards the Philippines, an estimated 4.5 million people within the 600 km radius of the storm’s damaging winds (now at  210 km/h

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Fisherfolk, surfers hold ceremony to remember dead on anniversary of typhoon Haiyan

Sending prayers to those swept by the storms and the sea.

Fisherfolk affected by typhoon Haiyan have called on the government to support them with livelihoods opportunities and safe homes one year since the storm devastated a large corridor through the central Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan affected an estimated 14 million people

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One year after Haiyan: Farmers, fisherfolk join historic march demanding for climate resilience

One year since super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines, affected communities have joined a historic march calling on the government to invest more in preparing for climate disasters. Climate scientists predict an increase in the number

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Typhoon Haiyan: Government should address remaining humanitarian needs, get recovery right – Oxfam

“A year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, close to a million people continue to live in inadequate shelters and are still struggling to find the resources to resume their livelihoods”, says international humanitarian and development agency Oxfam, in a

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