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24 Dec 2015 description
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1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Typhoon Melor (local name Nona) and Tropical Depression with local codename Onyok have been cleared from the Philippine area of responsibility as of today, however both Typhoons affected thousands of households in several provinces and districts in many regions. NASSA/Caritas Philippines and various Diocesan Social Action Centers in the affected dioceses are able to provide partial assessment data from different parts of the typhoon affected regions through Rapid Assessment Teams (RAT).

21 Dec 2015 description
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1. Situation Overview

President Benigno Aquino III on Friday 18 December declared a State of National Calamity in the provinces of Albay, Northern Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon and Sorsogon following the devastation caused by Typhoon Nona. The President issued Proclamation No. 1186 “declaring a state of national calamity to hasten the rescue, recovery, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Nona.” News reports also state Cabanatuan City under State of Calamity.

15 Dec 2015 description
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1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

At 4:00 PM PhT, Typhoon MELOR (NONA) continues to accelerate westward and has made its second landfall over the shores of Eastern Sorsogon, or over the town of Bulusan with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness up to 230 kph. It is now moving westward towards Burias Island.

05 Nov 2015 description
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Caritas says a binding global climate agreement needs to be reached to save millions of lives and reduce dramatic climate events such as the Philippines’ Super Typhoon Haiyan.

The storm hit the western Philippines two years ago and was one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded. It killed over 6,300 people and over 3,000,000 were forced from their homes. Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of the storm with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

05 Nov 2015 description
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The Philippines are made up of around 7,000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

In the remote coastal barangay (district) of Tagalag in Marabut town, Samar province fetching water every day was a very time-consuming task for everybody. People would sometimes have to walk to the next barangay with big containers to collect their daily water supply.

01 Nov 2015 description
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1. SITUATION OVERVIEW

Almost two weeks after the landfall of Typhoon Koppu (Lando), the general situation has returned to normal. Flooding has subsided, roads have been cleared and repaired, and families have gone back to their homes. Diocesan Social Action Centers as well as other organizations continue to distribute relief goods especially to those areas previously inaccessible.

And fortunately, no typhoon forecast for the coming weeks has been given by the local weather bureau.

21 Oct 2015 description
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Caritas Philippines is preparing to help 25,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Koppu, prioritising people who are in hard-to-reach areas.

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €264,000 (US$300,000) which will fund the provision of food, temporary shelters, sleeping bags and hygiene materials for people flooded out by the slow-moving storm.

13 Apr 2015 description
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Par Son Éminence le cardinal Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, Président et Michel Roy, Secrétaire Général

« Nous avons mis en route la culture du “déchet” […] Les exclus ne sont pas des “exploités”, mais des déchets, “des restes”… personne ne devrait être “privé” de l’amour de Dieu ni de nos soins. »

13 Apr 2015 description
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By His Eminence Óscar Andrés Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis and Michel Roy, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis

“We have created a ‘throw away’ culture…the excluded are not the ‘exploited’ but the outcast, the ‘leftovers’…no one is to be ‘excluded’ from God’s love and from our care.”

31 Dec 2014 description
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Reduce poverty

Caritas aims to reduce the incidence and impact of poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. There is no single solution to poverty and it can take many forms. Each response must be context-specific and often multifaceted. Caritas’ approach places people at the centre of development and seeks the good of every person and the whole person. It is community based, and recognises the importance of family and community in a person’s life.

07 Nov 2014 description
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En estos 12 meses, la red Cáritas ha apoyado a casi 800.000 damnificados y Cáritas Española ha aportado 1,5 millones de euros

Cáritas. 7 de noviembre de 2014.- Mañana se cumple un año de la llegada del tifón Haiyan a las costas filipinas. Ocurrió el 8 de noviembre de 2013 y su impacto --con vientos de más de 300 kilómetros por hora y lluvias torrenciales-- fue devastador para el país y sus ciudadanos.

30 Jun 2014 description
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Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Since civil war broke out in Syria three years ago, 11.8 million people inside and outside of the country are in need of humanitarian assistance.

Over 2.5 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries. The majority of these refugees are in Jordan and Lebanon, the region’s two smallest countries. Their weak infrastructure and limited resources are nearing a breaking point under the strain of the refugees.

09 May 2014 description
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El Plan, dotado con 9,7 millones de euros, dará prioridad a la construcción de viviendas, la recuperación de los medios de vida y la reconstrucción de infraestructuras.

Cuando se cumplen seis meses de la catástrofe provocada en Filipinas por el paso del tifón Haiyan, la red internacional de Cáritas acaba de lanzar el plan de post-emergencia, que va a permitir poner en marcha distintos proyectos de rehabilitación y reconstrucción para cerca de 100.000 damnificados especialmente vulnerables.

9,7 millones para viviendas, medios de vida e infraestructuras

17 Apr 2014 description
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Caritas is shifting its focus in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines from emergency relief to longer-term recovery.

Haiyan (local name ‘Yolanda’) tore across the Philippines on Friday 8 November, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. It is believed to be the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall.

The storm’s impact has been enormous, with over 16 million people affected and over 4 million forced from their homes. Over 1.1 million homes were damaged, about half of them completely destroyed.

13 Feb 2014 description
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Cáritas. 13 de febrero de 2014.- Yago Aparicio, técnico de Ayuda Humanitaria de Cáritas Española que trabaja en Filipinas desde mediados de enero como miembro del Equipo de Apoyo de Respuesta a las Emergencias de la Red Cáritas (ERST), está siendo testigo directo de las devastadoras consecuencias del impacto del tifón Haiyan, que el pasado 8 de noviembre arrasó parte del archipiélago, con ráfagas de viento de hasta 320 kilómetros por hora.

07 Feb 2014 description
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Cáritas. 7 de febrero de 2014.- Cuando se cumplen tres meses de la catástrofe provocada por el tifón Haiyan a su paso por Filipinas, la red Cáritas sigue volcada en la ayuda a los damnificados.

17 Dec 2013 description
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By Nick Harrop for Caritas

“I thought I would die the day the typhoon hit, because it was the strongest I have ever known,” said 66-year-old Violeta. “There have been many typhoons before, but not like this one. This is the most extreme typhoon I have ever experienced.”

27 Nov 2013 description
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Les secours aux rescapés philippins du typhon Haiyan se poursuivent, le défi étant de ne pas oublier les zones reculées.

26 Nov 2013 description
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Cáritas. 26 de noviembre de 2013.- Toda la red Cáritas sigue volcada en la respuesta urgente a las necesidades de los damnificados por la emergencia causada en Filipinas por el tifón “Haiyan”. El papel de los voluntarios y equipos locales de Cáritas Filipinas es vital en las labores de auxilio, como es el caso de Cáritas Manila, que en los últimos días ha distribuido a las víctimas 75.000 lotes de emergencia, que incluyen alimentos, medicinas, artículos de higiene y menaje doméstico.

Identificación de los damnificados más vulnerables

22 Nov 2013 description
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Cáritas. 22 de noviembre de 2013.- Una vez llevada a cabo en las zonas afectadas por el súper tifón “Haiyan” la evaluación de daños y de identificación de las mayores prioridades de los damnificados, Cáritas Filipinas ha diseñado un Plan de Respuesta a la Emergencia para ayudar a 275.000 personas que se encuentran en situación especialmente vulnerable.

Respuesta de Cáritas Española