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Philippine Red Cross focuses on recovery efforts in Bicol region

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Red Cross is continuing its emergency operations and early recovery programs in the provinces hit by typhoon Glenda, especially in areas declared to be in a state of calamity in the Bicol region.

Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon said that the emergency operations were nearly concluded now but that “ there are still isolated areas that we need to reach, and because of the debris caused by the strong winds of the typhoon, we have to clear the roads and pathways first. “

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Red Cross response now on full swing as typhoon Glenda weakens

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is now on full swing as typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) weakened and is expected to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow morning.

In a report of PRC Operation Center, as of today, more than 37,800 families were affected from 64 municipalities nationwide. Number of affected families is expected to increase as report from the field comes in.

These affected families are temporarily housed in more than a hundred designated evacuation centers which were being monitored by PRC.

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It's back to school as usual for Leyte students in spite of Yolanda

With the Yolanda nightmare behind them, students of Palo National High School in Leyte are moving on and back to their studies with newly-built classrooms awaiting them.

The classrooms in Palo are among the 166 structures built by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the Red Cross Society of China across the province to ensure the unhampered conduct of class sessions during the school opening season.

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Six months after Typhoon Haiyan, major long-term recovery needs remain

Manila / Geneva, – Six months after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Visayas region of the Philippines, millions remain in a precarious situation.The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, one of the few organisations to deliver humanitarian assistance across all affected islands, has now launched an ambitious plan geared towards supporting the long-term recovery of survivors.

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Compostela residents hit by typhoon "Pablo" get new Red Cross houses

Compostela Valley, Philippines -- Thousands of residents whose houses were destroyed by typhoon Pablo in 2012 are now proud owners of homes built for them by the Red Cross.

Rosalinda Paulinio, resident of Barangay Macopa, Compostela Valley, said that she not only lost her house to the typhoon ' but also my husband. [I got left with my] four children and a TV set [after typhoon Pablo]. "

She said that her family, like many others, were only able to survive due to the assistance from the Red Cross and "what little savings my husband had before he died."