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Typhoon Haiyan

Lessons From the Past: Securing Land Rights in the Wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Yuliya Neyman

In America, land ownership is usually well-documented and formalized. We own deeds to our land, and have clear legal ways to sell it, rent it or otherwise transfer it. But that's not the case in many countries, including in the Philippines.

6 Celebrities Who Remind Us to Not Forget Typhoon Haiyan Survivors Too Soon

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Jonha Revesencio

While the spotlight is starting to fade as to the real situation of the survivors, there are still a handful of celebrities who never cease to use their global reach for good and constantly urge their fans to continue supporting the relief operations for the typhoon Haiyan survivors.

Philippine Police Banned From Making 'Selfies' In Typhoon Area

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

Philippine policemen taking part in relief operations after Super Typhoon Haiyan have been banned from posting "selfies" taken in the disaster zone, a...

The Amazing Story Of An American Medical Team In The Philippines

Civil Beat | James Ireland | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Two days after super Typhoon Haiyan flattened the Central Philippine Islands of Visayas, the Mammoth Medical Mission team from California landed in Ma...

How You Can Help Typhoon Victims Today While Also Helping to Build a Future

Alice Korngold | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Alice Korngold

That's a tough choice for many of us who are moved to act when we see children and families suffering from the violence of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

WATCH: Mother And Daughter Reunite After Philippines Typhoon

Posted 12.03.2013 | World

Ines Olivier waited for nearly a week for news of her mother after her family's village in the Philippines was hit by Typhoon Haiyan. The storm th...

Shield From the Storm

Margaret Aguirre | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Margaret Aguirre

Having witnessed first-hand communities ripped apart by natural disaster and conflict -- from Syria, to Haiti, to the Congo -- the resilience I've seen in the Philippines proves to be a powerful shield against any storm.

Three Weeks Later: An Aid Worker's View of the Philippines

Tyler Jump | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Tyler Jump

Homes have been flattened, school yards mangled and businesses blown away. These are things I'd come expecting to see. After a storm like the one on November 8, it's a wonder anything was left standing.

Funders & Doers: Teaming up for disaster relief, #GivingTuesday & Beyond

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

for the millions of people in need locally and globally, access to medical care, housing, food and water aren't only problems once or twice a year. Poverty doesn't take a day off. We needs more funders.

This Time We Must All Be Filipino

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.29.2014 | World
Stephen P. Groff

What can I write in its aftermath that could help ease their agony? What can I possibly say that might lighten their load? Following my visit to Tacloban and surrounding areas, I know that there are no words that will alleviate their suffering; no literary unction that will sooth their pain.

Americans Don't Really Care About Typhoon Haiyan, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.29.2013 | Impact

It was one of the strongest storms in world history, but even so, Americans aren’t that interested in Typhoon Haiyan, a new study shows. After su...

Without Light, Can There Be Life?

Maurits Groen | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Maurits Groen

Still in its infancy, the solar device market in developing countries is poised to boom explosively, causing massive socio-economic developments in unexpected places. Until then, solar relief in the Philippines is still urgently needed.

Filipinos and Syrians Desperately Need Food and Shelter

William Lambers | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

As the holidays come before us there is a great tradition called Black Friday, which marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Stores and individuals could donate at least a portion of their sales or purchasing funds toward relief of the suffering people in the Philippines and the Middle East.

Teenager Takes a High Stand Against Climate Change

Julia Orr | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Julia Orr

Sticking your head in the sand and thinking that climate change won't happen in our lifetime or won't affect us is short-sighted, to say the least. It will.

Scenes From the Philippines: Post-Earthquake, Post-Typhoon

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

ZSL and Project Seahorse are working with the communities and local government units to provide emergency support in the form of packs containing food, clean water, and basic medicines.

Warsaw: The Collapse of Solidarity

Carl Pope | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

A narrative and diplomacy of opportunity and hope needs to replace the dismal mood that dominated Warsaw. Conscious focus on how to revitalize solidarity is global climate challenge number one.

Naradev Sano: "If Not Us, Then Who? If Not Now, Then When?"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

What is perhaps most distressing for vulnerable countries like the Philippines and Bangladesh is the lack of urgency and political will demonstrated by rich nations to tackle the problem.

My New Favorite Holiday

Elaine Martyn | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Elaine Martyn

There's nothing that I care more passionately about than matching opportunities with philanthropists for transformative change. This year, I'm excited to make #GivingTuesday my new favorite holiday and look forward to watching this virtual philanthropic community grow and thrive.

Return To Tacloban After Typhoon Haiyan Filled With Terror, Dread And A Little Hope

Kristina Carlota | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Kristina Carlota

I spent my growing years in Tacloban City, my hometown by the sea. Part of me has always remained there, even after I left for college in the capital ...

Philippines Second Wave: Typhoon TB

Kari Stoever | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kari Stoever

Infectious diseases often create a second wave of disaster. Lack of shelter and continued bad weather are leading to widespread acute respiratory infections, are becoming the biggest public health threat since the typhoon.

Coke Suspends Ad Campaign For Best Reason You Could Imagine

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact

Even while Coke sales are declining, the soft drink giant is still putting its advertising on hold to focus on a more important cause. Coca-Cola an...

Why I Won't Donate To Typhoon Relief Efforts

Eric Friedman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact
Eric Friedman

The damage from Typhoon Haiyan has been absolutely horrific. We've all seen the images of the disaster by now. The death count is still being tallied,...

Haiyan Tragedy Reveals Philippines' Hollow State: The Folly of Elite Democracy

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

A look at the systemic configuration of the Philippine political system allows you to appreciate the limits of human agency on a purely individual basis. The Haiyan tragedy was a wake-up call to the increasing unsustainability of the Philippine political economy.

Lynne Peeples

The Landscape Can Protect Our Health, If We Can Protect The Landscape | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

Friday marks the final day of the United Nations COP19 climate change conference in Warsaw, Poland. It also marks two weeks since a massive typhoon sw...

Climate Change This Week: The REAL Connection to Tornadoes, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How Tornadoes ARE Influenced By Climate Change Tornadoes ARE influenced by climate change, despite a recent, misinformed New York Times Op-ed. Grante...