Posts Tagged Philippines

Aid Delivered to Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Samar Provincial Hospital Distribution 1 PAInt

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

Breaking open 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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Countdown to Landfall: Philippines Braces for Typhoon Hagupit

Direct Relief staff prepares for Typhoon in the Philippines

Super typhoon Hagupit (locally Ruby) is now in the Philippines area of responsibility and is due to make landfall in the north of Eastern Samar on Saturday evening local time.  Typhoon Hagupit currently has a diameter of over 370 Miles and winds speeds equivalent to that of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Dennis Chiong from the Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management […]

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Typhoon Hagupit: Preparing Communities in Superstorm’s Path

Typhoon Hagupit 12 4 2014 (2)

As Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) careens closer to the Philippines, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team continues to prepare for landfall by staying in touch with local partners and is assessing inventory of pre-positioned medical supplies in the country. The typhoon – equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane – is predicted to hit the island nation on Saturday local […]

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