Typhoon Haiyan

Activities in full swing thanks to your generosity

December 20, 2013
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Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer
Typhoon victims receive clothing from Caritas Philippines-NASSA

Development and Peace has increased support to relief efforts in the Philippines thanks to the outpouring of generosity from across the country in response to Typhoon Haiyan.

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Aid reaching remote areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan

November 28, 2013
by 
Ryan Worms, Deputy Director In-Canada Programs Department, reporting from the Philippines

“Tacloban and the island of Leyte have received wide media coverage, but Panay Island mustn’t be forgotten,” said Father Mark Granflor, director of the Social Action Centre of the archdiocese of Capiz (the diocesan Caritas office). “Here too, families have been very badly hit and people are suffering. More than 147,000 people have been affected, and you only have to look around to see that people need help.”

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Temporary shelters distributed in hardest-hit areas of the Philippines

November 27, 2013
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Ryan Worms, Deputy Director In-Canada Programs Department, reporting from the Philippines

The city of Tacloban, one of the areas that suffered the worst devastation from Typhoon Haiyan, received some relief when the Caritas network delivered 500 tarpaulins to those left without shelter after the storm.

The tarps were transported by the Australian Air Force, who took the Caritas cargo from Cebu, the main hub of relief efforts, to Tacloban, on a C-130 Hercules.

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Solidarity has no boundaries

November 22, 2013
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Ryan Worms, Deputy Director In-Canada Programs Department, reporting from the Philippines

“Solidarity is important to the Philippines,” said Trixie Suarez, headmistress of the Singapore School on Cebu, one of the islands badly damaged by Typhoon Haiyan.

“Our students and teachers organized a fundraiser so that in partnership with Caritas we can help people affected by this natural disaster,” she said.

Mrs. Suarez and fifteen students along with members of Caritas Cebu, the diocesan branch of Caritas Philippines-NASSA, distributed food and other aid items Tuesday to 3,650 survivors of the deadly storm in the north of Cebu.

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Food and shelter distributions underway in the Philippines

November 21, 2013
by 
Ryan Worms, Deputy Director In-Canada Programs Department, reporting from the Philippines

There is devastation everywhere and the victims are in desperate need of everything,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA, after visiting destroyed villages in the province of Leyte, one of the hardest hit areas by Typhoon Haiyan.

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