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12/8/14

Typhoon Hagupit: From Being Afraid to Being Prepared

CARE Philippines staff Rona Casil shares her experience with Typhoon Hagupit. 



“Not another Haiyan, please!”, was my first thought when I learned about a potential Read More

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11/25/14

It's Time to Stop Digging Graves for Our Daughters

At the age of 22, Mariam[1] survived a rape, and thought her life was over. She never thought that she would pull through this ordeal that had tainted her, family and her clan. Today, thanks to Read More

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11/6/14

Typhoon Haiyan: Returning to Normalcy After a Harsh Year

It’s been almost one year since I was last in Tacloban on the Philippines island of Leyte. A few days after typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – made landfall, I arrived in Read More

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11/3/14

Recovering after disasters: Why ‘building back safer’ is better than ‘building back better’

After natural disasters the phrase ‘Build Back Better’ is a constant refrain from politicians, donors, aid agencies and the media. This short, alliterative phrase has captured the imagination Read More

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5/7/14

Typhoon Haiyan: A Survivor's Diary

Experiencing a disaster of Haiyan’s scale is difficult enough. Having one’s home and source of livelihood destroyed make it even tougher. But being with a loved one during a catastrophe and Read More

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2/10/14

Typhoon Haiyan: Building Safer Shelter From the Storm

There’s a loud crackling sound to rain when it hits a tarp, especially during a heavy tropical storm. You look up and wonder if the downpour is going to break through and unleash a torrent. You Read More

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1/9/14

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Food as a starting point to recovery

By Darcy Knoll, Emergency Communications Coordinator for CARE International in the Philippines

It’s around nine o’clock in the morning at the centre of the village of Sulod, Read More

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12/16/13

Typhoon Haiyan: Stories From the Waterfront



Cleaning up is an ongoing process at the waterfront in Tacloban. Photo: Anders Nordstoga/CARE


The following testimonies are from Read More

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12/5/13

Typhoon Haiyan Can’t Take Their Spirit Away

 By Holly Solberg, Director of Emergencies, CARE US, in Ormoc and Tacloban, Philippines

When I arrived in the area devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan almost a month after the Read More

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11/26/13

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: Traveling by CARE-avan to Help Typhoon Survivors

Laura Sheahen is with CARE’s emergency team providing assistance to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Eight vans, three days, thousands of typhoon survivors. That Read More

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