Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines – Take Action!

I arrived by boat in Ormoc City, a port city in the Philippines. One step onto the ground and you know it's a disaster zone. It's all destroyed. Typhoon Haiyan has destroyed everything. Tin roofing sheets are hanging off trees like wet cardboard. Electric poles were broken like toothpicks. And amidst the wreckage, the people are growing desperate. It's now very hot, and people are parched. Some officials just came and told us that people have been breaking into shops, … [Read more...]

Cyclone Mahasen evacuees still homeless, Take Action!

Cyclone Mahasen evacuees still homeless Several weeks ago, reports came in of a fearsome tropical cyclone poised to strike Myanmar and Bangladesh. Over 1 million people evacuated their homes. CARE's emergency teams sprang into action, coordinating with other groups and governmental agencies to be at the ready with crisis materials: 40,000 emergency family kits, including plastic sheeting for shelter, water purification tablets, and soap, to be distributed to families who lost their homes to … [Read more...]

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