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# philippines - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Column: My Christmas in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

This year I’ll be spending Christmas on the island of Panay in the Philippines, where families have had their homes and their livelihoods wiped out by typhoon Haiyan, writes Clare Ahern.

# philippines - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: One month on from Typhoon Haiyan it’s essential we get people back to work

The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.

# philippines - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines

The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.

# philippines - Saturday 30 November, 2013

'Cash, not second-hand clothes please,' Irish NGOs appeal to donors

Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.

# philippines - Monday 25 November, 2013

Irish officials flying out to Philippines to assess aid strategy

Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

# philippines - Sunday 24 November, 2013

Plane filled with aid from "generous" Irish leaves for Philippines

The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.

Column from the Philippines: ‘Driving through the city, I saw approximately 100 dead bodies’

The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.

# philippines - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Concern CEO: We need to look beyond short-term aid in Philippines

The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.

# philippines - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers Aftermath This post contains images

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers

GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.

# philippines - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts

The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.

The heartbreaking tale of the babies of Typhoon Haiyan

In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.

'That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids'

An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.

# philippines - Saturday 16 November, 2013

In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation

The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.

# philippines - Friday 15 November, 2013

Seven days on, Philippines remains chaotic as death toll is disputed

The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.

# philippines - Thursday 14 November, 2013

US aircraft carrier steams in to Philippines as UN admits slow response

The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.

# philippines - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"Not proportionate": GOAL calls on Government to increase funding for Philippines

The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland give more to the Philippines?

The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?

100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in the Philippines

The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.

Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice store

A large crowd of hungry survivors carried away more than 100,000 bags of rice.

# philippines - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Column: People in the Philippines are desperate, stunned and hopeless

As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation - last year

Speaking at a UN conference last year, the Philippine envoy makes a tearful plea for action on climate change.

Gilmore: Irish people expect us to play our full part in Philippines relief effort

It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban Philippines This post contains images

In Pictures: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan attempt to leave Tacloban

Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.

Book of condolences for the victims and families of Typhoon Haiyan opens today

Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Monday 11 November, 2013

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan Typhoon Haiyan This post contains images

Up to four million children affected by Typhoon Haiyan

60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.

'Absolute bedlam' as 4 million people affected by Philippines typhoon

Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.

# philippines - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Gilmore announces €1m emergency fund for Philippines relief effort

200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.

Irish aid workers in Philippines report roads 'blocked due to dead bodies'

Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.

Column: Webcam child sex tourism – a sordid off-shoot of the social media revolution

Law enforcement has not caught up with advances in technology that are giving sexual predators access to vulnerable children, writes Hans Guyt.

Typhoon death toll could reach 10,000 in one city alone

Several hundred people have been confirmed dead in the Philippines, but that could rise dramatically as more cities report in.

# philippines - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Over 100 people confirmed dead in Philippines typhoon, death toll could reach 1,000

The typhoon moved on to Vietnam today.

# philippines - Monday 4 November, 2013

Three Irish men among those identified in webcam sex crimes sting

Dutch children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes created a virtual character, known as Sweetie, to operate in public chat rooms in order to catch thousands of people.

# philippines - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Earthquake in the Philippines kills 85 people

The earthquake reached 7.2 on the Richter scale.

# philippines - Monday 2 September, 2013

‘I found myself in the Philippines, blindfolded and handcuffed to a Polish man’

Dublin artist Murray Aston won a competition that sent him to the other side of the world.

# philippines - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# philippines - Monday 5 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about the continued Dublin Bus strike, a test-tube burger, and a bomb blast in the Philippines.