Elmo and Grover help Fiji children forget about Tropical Cyclone Winston
Description: Fiji, Ra Province, Rakiraki.
Children affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston have been given a unique opportunity to forget about their problems through a Fiji Red Cross puppet show using Sesame Street monsters. New Zealand puppeteer Chris Lynch visited 1000 children in some of the worst hit schools in the western division of Fiji – entertaining as well as passing on health and safety messages.
26 Apr 2016
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Description: Tropical Storm Manuel blasts Mexico's Pacific coast while Hurricane Ingrid creeps toward eastern states, triggering rain, landslides and floods that have killed at least 20 people. Duration: 00:41
16 Sep 2013
Description: 27/6/2013 - Did you know that a new hurricane season started on 1 June? For 2013, 18 meteorological phenomena have been predicted, of which 10 could become hurricanes and the rest could be tropical storms. In 2012, Tropical Storm Isaac caused severe damage in Dominican Republic, especially to homes, water and sanitation systems and agriculture.
ECHO was there with its humanitarian partners to help those affected by Isaac. The humanitarian response included the distribution of short-cycle seeds, in order to restore the production capacity as soon as possible, ensuring food security, and the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure damage by tropical storm. In this video in Spanish, produced by our partner Oxfam, you can hear the beneficiaries first-hand account of the damages they suffered and how they participated in the response.
27 Jun 2013
Description: UNICEF reports on how, amidst the destruction left by Typhoon Bopha, children are starting to adjust to their new realities.
For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/philippines_67092.html
02 Jan 2013
Description: One year after the island nation of the Philippines was lashed by Typhoon Ketsana, the survivors are still struggling to rebuild their lives. In the immediate aftermath, the European Union was quick to respond and provided €9 million in emergency assistance through the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO). While basic humanitarian aid was delivered rapidly, finding shelter for the survivors proved more difficult. By March 2010, some 25,000 people were still being housed in evacuation centers. ECHO therefore provided a further €4 million in June 2010 for additional shelter.
01 Oct 2010
Description: This film shows how to build a safer shelter and serves as tutorial on hurricane resistant techniques.
More information: http://www.ifrc.org/hurricanes/
French Red Cross: http://www.croix-rouge.fr
Jamaica Red Cross: http://www.jamaicaredcross.org
Related video Hurricane Dean housing reconstruction project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDZZzTcmTyw
Related video: how to build a bamboo shelter:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKBBidLmCk
Duration: 13 minutes 46 seconds
14 Nov 2008
Description: Cuba has become expert in protecting its citizens against the impact of tropical storms. The secret to their success: education and a system that relies on clear communication between the Met Office, Civil Defence and the media. Despite being one of the poorest countries in the Caribbean, the people of Cuba are among the best prepared against hurricanes. Every year the whole country takes part in a two-day training session in risk reduction for hurricanes, complete with full simulation exercises and dramatic rescue operations, which allow the evacuation of people in a record time.
25 Sep 2007