Cash distributions help bring sustainable relief to Philippines

Cash distributions help bring sustainable relief to Philippines

Kate Marshall for IFRC – WNN Improve It (WNN/IFRC) Dagami, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Outside a crowded hall in Dagami, Leyte, scores of people are queuing to register with the volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross cash distribution programme. A group of mothers who have each just collected 5,000 pesos ($110 US dollars) chat and share […]

Torrential rains in Philippines destroys more lives

Torrential rains in Philippines destroys more lives

WNN Breaking (WNN) Manila, PHILIPPINES, SOUTH EASTERN ASIA: As, according to the Manila Times, 4.7 million people work to build back their lives following the devastation of last year’s Typhoon Haiyan following the loss of 6,000 lives, torrential rains are once again hitting the Philippine islands region as more homes become uninhabitable under rising flood […]

Global relief workers need our support too

Global relief workers need our support too

Ana P. Santos IRIN – humanitarian news and analysis for WNN – Women News Network – WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Back-to-back emergencies during the last three months in the Philippines have exposed the need for more psychosocial support (clinical and social assistance to ease mental suffering) for local aid workers who […]

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

Women broadcasters send ‘life saving information’ through emergency radio Philippines

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: As distraught families in central and eastern Philippines struggle to access supplies in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, an emergency radio station broadcasting critical life-saving information has gone live in badly-affected Tacloban city. “[The station] aims to be the voice from the government and the relief community […]