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07/11/2014 - Photo story
As an archipelago nation, the sea is an integral element of life in the Philippines and a source of livelihood for millions. Typhoon Haiyan, which struck and devastated much of the nation on 8 November 2013, was one of the strongest tropical...
07/11/2014 - Photo story
Living in one of the world's most disaster-prone regions, residents of the Philippines regularly face the risks and challenges brought on by tropical cyclones, flooding, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other natural hazards.
06/11/2014 - Photo story
On 8 November 2013, super typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) turned millions of Filipinos' lives upside down, taking over 6 000 lives and destroying houses, schools, essential infrastructure and entire communities in its wake. As is...
05/11/2014 - Blog post
In light of the upcoming one year anniversary of typhoon Haiyan (this Saturday), our colleague in the ECHO Manila office met with Edgar Suganob Jr. who survived the disaster. Edgar reflects on the tragedy that hit his family and explains how he...
04/11/2014 - Blog post
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore a path of destruction through the Philippines affecting over 14 million people. The homes of five million people were damaged or destroyed, and over 6 000 people lost their lives. VSO EU Aid volunteer, Efrath...
21/10/2014 - Blog post
Typhoons, earthquakes and floods often occur in the Philippines, one of countries most directly affected by the changing climate and natural disasters, such as the 2013 typhoon Haiyan. VSO EU Aid volunteer Arnoud Keizer from the Netherlands spent...

/echo/file/vso-workshop-disaster-prevention-philippines_enVSO workshop on disaster prevention in the Philippines

VSO workshop on disaster prevention in the Philippines
14/10/2014 - Video
Arnoud Keizer and Efrath Silver are two VSO volunteers working on disaster prevention in the Philippines. Their work is supported by the EU AID program 'Building in Resilience'. Between August and October 2014 they facilitated various...
07/10/2014 - News
As the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan is approaching next month, members of the European Parliament's Committee on Development (DEVE) held today a panel discussion on the future challenges of humanitarian aid. The event was co-organised by...

/echo/file/youthreporter-flash-update-new-classrooms-haiyan-hit-school-guiuan_en#YouthReporter Flash Update: New classrooms for Haiyan-hit school in Guiuan

#YouthReporter Flash Update: New classrooms for Haiyan-hit school in Guiuan
28/07/2014 - Video
Plan Philippines' Youth Reporter teams got the latest scoop in Guiuan, Eastern Samar: a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 7 new classrooms in Taytay Integrated School, one of the many schools in Eastern Samar badly hit by Typhoon...
Photo Credit: Pio Arce/Genesis Photos - World Vision
05/06/2014 - News
Seven months after Typhoon Haiyan, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, International Cooperation and Crisis Response Kristalina Georgieva is again visiting the areas affected by the disaster. The visit takes place on the occasion of a high-level...

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