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10/08/2015 - Blog post
Resilience is the ability of countries to resist, adapt, and quickly recover from a disaster or crisis. Strengthening the resilience of populations can help reduce the impact of disasters which affect millions every year. The EU places resilience as...
17/07/2015 - Blog post
The conflict is no longer in the news, but the people of Maguindanao in the southern Philippines – who have witnessed the violence of the long-drawn conflict – still have plenty of stories to tell.Living in displacement, they feel forgotten, and...

/echo/file/typhoon-haiyanyolanda-shelter-project-basey-marabot_enTyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda - Shelter project Basey & Marabot

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda - Shelter project Basey & Marabot
30/06/2015 - Video
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines in November 2013, over four million people were displaced, their houses partially or totally destroyed. One of the most pressing needs for humanitarian agencies was to provide...
11/03/2015 - Photo story
For the last 18 years, the European Commission has been funding Disaster Risk Reduction projects in the Philippines - one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Made up of hundreds of islands, the country witnesses over 20 typhoons a...
08/12/2014 - News
The European Commission is closely monitoring Typhoon Hagupit, which is causing damage as it moves across the Philippines. Despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, it remains a threat for millions of Filipinos. Hagupit was feared to hit with a...
08/12/2014 - Photo story
Packing winds of over 175 km/h, Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines' Eastern Samar province on Saturday evening – the same region that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan barely a year ago. Ranked as a “super typhoon” while it was still over...
05/12/2014 - News
Only 13 months after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan made its landfall in the Philippines, the nation is being threatened by another ferocious storm with heavy rainfall and shattering winds. Though the impact of Typhoon Hagupit, which is currently taking...
10/11/2014 - Photo story
On 8 November 2013, the strongest typhoon in recent history hit the coast of the Philippines, leaving behind a trail of destruction. Over 6 200 people were killed, more than four million were displaced, and over a million homes were destroyed. ECHO...
08/11/2014 - News
On November 8, 2013 the strongest cyclone ever recorded hit the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) caused massive devastation, leaving over 6 200 people dead and more than four million displaced. In total, the destruction affected...

/echo/file/haiyan-1-year-deployment_enHaiyan: 1 year on from deployment

Haiyan: 1 year on from deployment
07/11/2014 - Video
As a member of ECHO's Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and the 1st EU Civil Protection Team, Ionut Homeag was deployed on 10 November 2013 in response to the Typhoon Haiyan emergency in the Philippines. He arrived in Tacloban,...

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