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Monitoring Typhoon Noul as it Tracks Toward the Philippines

Typhoon Noul screenshot

A red alert has been issued as Typhoon Noul tracks northwest toward the Philippines. Direct Relief emergency response staff are in contact with partners on the ground and will be monitoring the situation as it develops in the next 72 hours. The typhoon is predicted to intensify before it makes landfall in northern Philippines on Saturday, in the vicinity of […]

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Tropical Storm Jangmi Claims 53 Lives in the Philippines

flooding after Hagupit in the Philippines

Tropical Storm Jangmi tragically claimed at least 53 lives and displaced 80,186 people to evacuation centers this week in the Philippines. The storm, called Seniang locally, made landfall on the southern island of Mindanao on December 29, 2014 before moving to the central islands where it caused deadly flash floods and landslides. Reinforcing the importance of emergency preparedness, health providers in the regions […]

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Aid Delivered to Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in the Philippines continues to deliver life-saving medicines in areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby). The typhoon made at least four landfalls in the island nation on Dec. 7, with winds reaching 125 mph, according to The Weather Channel. More than 30 million people have been affected by the […]

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Bumi Wadah Continues Care in Wake of Typhoon Hagupit

Four new babies and their families prepare to go home from Bumi Wadah after a busy night following Typhoon Hagupit. Courtesy photo.

Following Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) in the Philippines, Direct Relief received the below update from Robin Lim and her team at Bumi Wadah, which focuses on providing maternal and child health care to survivors of both Typhoon Haiyan and now Hagupit. “There are very few human casualties in Leyte, where our Bumi Wadah clinic is.  But there are […]

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Typhoon Hagupit Update: Preparedness Pays Off

Emergency Medical Supplies Module

Direct Relief partner Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) broke open the typhoon module during the height of Typhoon Hagupit and they are now using the medicines and supplies at the hospital and in the smaller health facilities in the hardest hit areas. The module – one of three pre-positioned in the country earlier this year in preparation for storm season – contains enough […]

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Typhoon Hagupit: Delivering Emergency Medicines and Supplies Before a Disaster

Inspecting typhoon damage

With typhoon Hagupit about to make landfall in the Philippines it is a good time to reflect on the importance of both disaster preparedness and response planning. Natural climactic events become humanitarian disasters when they exceed the capacity of a community to cope. With poor disaster preparation and planning a relatively minor natural event can become a calamity, conversely, with […]

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