» 10/03/2009, 00.00
Typhoon Parma graces the population already hit by Ketsana
The intensity of the super typhoon Parma decreases and its path deflects toward Taiwan. Meanwhile, the devastation of the tropical storm Ketsana amounts to nearly two million displaced, 280 deaths and damage amounting to 74 million Euros. An avoidable tragedy with adequate prevention and relief preparations. The bishops call on the population and government to reflect on mistakes.
Typhoon Haiyan: Manila declares a state of calamity as a new storm hampers relief efforts
Philippine President intends to accelerate the aid distribution to victims. But the heavy rains caused by a tropical depression make relief operations difficult. More than 660 thousand displaced, but there are still no official figures of the tragedy. The country's economic growth at risk. First attacks on the executive’s emergency management of the typhoon.
Typhoon in northern Philippines: Landslides and floods, hundreds feared dead
60% of the province of Pangasinan is submerged by water. In the villages most affected in the region of Cordillera few houses remain standing. Sr. Bejer, of the Diocese of Urdaneta, “Church buildings have been converted into shelters for the displaced."
Philippine Church: Maximum transparency in the management of post-Yolanda funds
The Bishops' Conference has collected to date 7.7 million US dollars in donations to help the reconstruction of the areas devastated by the typhoon. "Every single peso - says the Executive Secretary of the Secretariat for the social activities of the Church - will be monitored from beginning to end".
Death toll from Typhoon Haiyan rises to 120. The Church is ready to send aid
The most affected province is Leyte (central Philippines ), where the authorities have recovered at least 100 bodies . Dozens of villages and towns are still isolated due to landslides. Superior General of PIME speaks of the work of the Catholic Church to bring aid to the displaced
Super-typhoon Megis leaves the Philippines: 10 dead and thousands displaced
The typhoon is approaching the southern coast of China. On the island of Luzon, the most affected by winds, over 7900 displaced persons and damage to agriculture for 5 million euro. Caritas and Catholic organisations at the forefront in helping the homeless.
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