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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# typhoon haiyan

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# Mass
Papal volunteer dies in storm as Pope Francis visits Philippines
Bad weather forced him to cut his trip short.
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How some survivors are left forgotten after major disasters
Over 6,000 people were killed by Typhoon Haiyan. It’s estimated that for every person who dies – three people sustain an injury, many causing long-term disabilities.
# rebuild
'We're still scared when strong winds blow': Slow recovery takes root after Typhoon Haiyan
“The resilience of the Filipino people is amazing, they are like phoenix birds.”
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'When it rains the children freak out because they think it's another typhoon' - actress Evanna Lynch
Irish actress Evanna Lynch travelled to the Philippines with Unicef Ireland to see the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Ireland is to send €3 million more aid to the Philippines
The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.
# Philippines
"If tourists choose not to come then Malapascua will slowly go back into the dark ages"
Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines…
Voices
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.
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Ireland sends €120k more aid to Philippines
The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.
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'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.
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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.
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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.
# aftermath
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.
# the Philippines
Ireland pledges additional €1.6 million to Philippines relief efforts
The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.
# Philippines
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.
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'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’.
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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.
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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.
# Your Say
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?
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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.
Voices
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.
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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.
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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.
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National state of calamity in Philippines as Irish aid agencies call for support
The declaration allows the government to impose price controls and quickly release emergency funds with looting now a problem.
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'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
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.