October 31, 2014

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.
  • Ronald and nurse  Hilda Ponferrada, who saved many people’s lives. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive.
  • The Statue of Our Lady of the Assumption survived the typhoon. Photo by 
Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

By |31 October 2014|

Coming back to the school, ten months on, is an emotional experience. The transformation is remarkable. The tents have gone, and children are playing on the land, which is, I now realise, a basketball court.
  • Amelia with her minnie mouse bag. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

By |31 October 2014|

Today, thanks to the generosity of Catholics around the world, Amalia lives in a brand new house with a concrete base, a galvanised iron roof and white hardiflex walls.

August 5, 2014

Map to saving lives in the Philippines

By |5 August 2014|

A 'Risk Map' is helping communities in the Philippines make their own plans on how to be better able to resist future natural disasters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

July 22, 2014

Supporting children of migrant parents in South-East Asia

By |22 July 2014|

As South-East Asians increasingly migrate overseas in search of work, there is concern over the growing number of family members, particularly children, left behind in the home countries.

May 6, 2014

No place like home as families rebuild in the Philippines

By |6 May 2014|

Six months on from the Super Storm Haiyan, families in the Philippines are moving into homes built with the support of Caritas organisations.

Caritas clean up operations in the Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 May 2014|

While it doesn’t quite match the heroic images of aid work and emergency relief that is so often seen in the media, clearing debris is critical to the Caritas response in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

April 16, 2014

Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan

By |16 April 2014|

With relief activities beginning to wind down in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the focus is now shifting on providing longer-term recovery support to build back their lives better and reduce reliance on emergency aid.

March 6, 2014

A widow in need of food in the Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 March 2014|

Violeta Ofianga is a 66-year-old widow who lost almost everything she had to Typhoon Haiyan on Friday 8th November 2013.

February 6, 2014

A young girl in need of water in Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 February 2014|

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November, ten-year-old Honeyrea was taking shelter in a gymnasium on Leyte island, along with her family and other members of the community. It was an experience she will never forget.

December 17, 2013

  • Violeta’s family make a living through fishing squid,
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    Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

By |17 December 2013|

In total, Caritas Switzerland is supporting 9,000 families on Bantayan and neighbouring islands – some of them only reachable by small fishing boats.

Clean water for Philippines typhoon survivors

By |17 December 2013|

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services is providing clean water and sanitation for more than 100,000 people around Palo.

Philippines one month after: A personal reflection

By |16 December 2013|

In Palo, the diocesan driver told us how he huddled together with his family at the height of the storm as their roof was blown away and watched in fear as three big waves came in succession towards their village

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