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Manila, 16 dead and over 700 thousand displaced by floods
Relentless rain for 72-hours. Capital and the northern provinces of Luzon island worst hit. 90 municipalities submerged or swept away by the raging waters.
Typhoon season starts in the Philippines, 20 dead and dozens missing
Winds top 120 kilometres per hour. The most affected region is in the northern Philippines. Panic grips Manilaâ€™s shantytowns, where most victims are located. President Aquino slams weather service for failing to warn the population in time.
Church aid for Manila flood victims
Two weeks after the passage of tropical storm Ketsana Caritas Philippines provides food for a value of 400 thousand Euros to 10 thousand families in the capital.
Help flood victims, says archbishop of Cagayan de Oro
Mgr Antonio J. Ledesma makes an appeal. The death toll now stands at 700 people with an additional 800 still unaccounted for. The prelate urges help for the homeless. Caritas and other Catholic associations are in the forefront of the aid operations for flood victims.
Typhoons: 300 thousand Filipino families still need help
Church and Catholic organizations provide food to the flood affected population. So far a total of 1.6 million spent. Archbishop of Manila: "Do not just pray for the flood victims, we must comfort them and help them start over."
Thousands of Catholic students assist flood victims
Every day the students from 15 Catholic institutions distribute food and basic necessities to the population affected by the storm Ketsana. Over 375 thousand people are still in emergency shelters; damage to agriculture and infrastructure amounts to 93 million euros. The government admits "gross negligence" in the management of assistance.
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