November 21, 2013

Temporary shelter distribution after Philippines typhoon

By |21 November 2013|

Caritas and the Church have been working hard to provide aid to the compound in Bossangoa, including blankets and food. But the insecurity and disorder makes that very difficult. Needs are acute and growing.

Hitching aid flight to worst hit areas of Philippines

By |20 November 2013|

The Caritas team traveled with their cargo to Tacloban, one the worst hit cities. “The damage to Tacloban is incredible,” said Mark Mitchell. “The tarps that we’re bringing are greatly needed by survivors for temporary shelter.”
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    Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

By |19 November 2013|

“There is devastation everywhere and the victims are in desperate need of everything,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA,

Solidarity in the Philippines for typhoon survivors

By |19 November 2013|

Crowds of hundreds of people quickly gather to receive the food packages. Despite the urgent needs, the distributions were peaceful and the aid was warmly welcomed by survivors in San Remegio and Medellin.
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    Parts of Philippines like a “valley of death” after typhoon

Parts of Philippines like a “valley of death” after typhoon

By |18 November 2013|

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services plans to distribute temporary shelter materials today in Palo, one of the worst hit towns in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

Philippines typhoon: waiting to leave Leyte

By |16 November 2013|

Filipinos are opening their homes to victims of Typhoon Yolande, giving shelter to people whose houses were destroyed in the devastating storm.
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    International and local Caritas efforts underway in the Philippines

International and local Caritas efforts underway in the Philippines

By |15 November 2013|

The international Caritas relief effort is coordinated with the national Caritas and the local Church. Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA, has been part of an International Caritas Humanitarian Team on Leyte.
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    Eye witness accounts in Tacloban as Philippine relief efforts continue

Eye witness accounts in Tacloban as Philippine relief efforts continue

By |14 November 2013|

An International Caritas Humanitarian Team is in the worst hit areas of Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The team have linked up with local parishes and Caritas staff in Tacloban and Ormoc.

A message of love and hope for the Philippines

By |13 November 2013|

The 23 Caritas member organisations in Asia, along with other Caritas members from other regions that are present in Asia, are one in conveying to you our deepest sympathy and concern for the loss of your loved ones

Philippines survivors: Help! Water! Food!

By |13 November 2013|

People in the Philippines are in desperate need according to Caritas Austria staff in Cebu, one of the areas Typhoon Haiyan struck. The scale of the disaster has left everyone stunned.

What Caritas aid will look like in the Philippines

By |12 November 2013|

Caritas member organisations have pledged €1.5 million in aid to the Philippines so far to help save lives and rebuild communities after a massive storm hit 8 November.
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    Aid making its way to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Aid making its way to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

By |12 November 2013|

Aid is arriving into the worst affected regions of the Philippines, bringing much needed supplies to people who lost everything in last weekend’s typhoon.

Some areas of the Philippines face ‘total ruin’

By |11 November 2013|

Caritas agencies are in the process of mobilizing resources to help in the most affected areas. Local Caritas and Church partners have been able to get food to some of the worst hit areas.

Philippines storm survivors in great need

By |10 November 2013|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, speaking from Tegucigalpa, said, “Our prayers are with the people of Philippines.

December 10, 2012

Typhoon Bopha leaves trail of destruction in Philippines

By |10 December 2012|

By Jen Hardy, CRS Communications Officer Lush trees dominate the landscape in the tropical Philippines. But in this mountainous section of Mindanao, brown, barren landscape now stretches into the distance. The trees that stayed standing were stripped bare on 3 December, as Typhoon Bopha devastated areas of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. In many areas, every tree, stretching to the mountains in the distance, lies snapped on the ground. Massive banana plantations have been flattened, leaving only traces of homes and other structures. Bananas sit rotting in the mud, and plantation labourers worry that with no bananas to harvest they’ve lost their incomes just as they’re grappling with so much other loss. Fele Ondocan is thankful that her home in Andap barangay is only damaged, not totally destroyed. “The roof and part of the frame blew away, but we found it nearby. We’re relieved, because we can’t afford to buy new materials,” she said. [...]

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