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Entries by Caroline Gluck from 12/2012

Experiencing Typhoon Bopha

| Posted 12.10.2012 | World

"Everything that we worked to build up has been destroyed. If the village captain hadn't gathered everyone together during the typhoon, we probably wouldn't be here right now. Our homes have almost all been destroyed or washed away, except for a very few."

Learning Lessons From the Past

| Posted 12.11.2012 | World

Construction worker, Francis Abuhan, his family and some neighbours were sitting on bamboo mats in the road. Their precious belongings lay around them. Their damaged homes stood in a muddy flooded field next to them.

Huge Challenges Lie Ahead for Typhoon-affected Communities in the Philippines

| Posted 12.12.2012 | World

"Our main concern is livelihoods and how we are going to feed ourselves. I'm also very worried about how my children will be able to continue their education, as we have no money now."

Typhoon Bopha -- Death Toll Rises

| Posted 12.14.2012 | World

The death toll from Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines continues to rise; 906 people are now confirmed dead; with more than 900 missing.

Typhoon Bopha: Families Struggle to Recover

| Posted 12.20.2012 | World

More than a thousand people have been killed in the destruction left by Typhoon Bopha in Mindanao, the southern island of the Philippines.

Don't They Know It's Christmas?

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Impact

The damage wrought by Typhoon Bopha has been immense. Families here have been left dazed and traumatized, trying to make sense of it all. Tens of thousands are still sheltering in temporary evacuation centers.