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13 May 2014 description
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(Ottawa, May 8, 2014) Six months on from the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, millions of people remain in a precarious situation. The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting long-term needs of survivors and will work alongside Red Cross partners in undertaking a holistic and integrated approach to the recovery operation.

04 Mar 2014 description
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More than three months after many communities in the Philippines were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, the Canadian Red Cross has concluded its emergency health response, handing over the field hospital deployed in November 2013 to the Philippine Red Cross.

30 Jan 2014 description
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On the morning of October 15, 2013, a deadly magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the Central Visayas islands in the Philippines. The Philippine Red Cross immediately began relief efforts, providing assistance to the impacted communities. The quake has been described as the strongest to strike the Philippines in more than two decades. It's also been described as one of the worst emergencies and disasters to occur recently, leaving 195 people dead, 651 injured and 12 missing.

27 Jan 2014 description
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Matt Hewett was among those who deployed to the Philippines in those early days of the emergency response after Typhoon Haiyan caused significant damage in the country. He’s an Information Services Manager with the Canadian Red Cross, which at first glance may not sound like a typical career path for a humanitarian worker. However, information management is critical when it comes to coordinating a large-scale response and ensuring the right aid is delivered to those who need it the most.

17 Jan 2014 description
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On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan created widespread destruction across the Philippines, leaving a devastating impact that affected 16 million people. Two months later, the Red Cross continues to support affected individuals.

07 Dec 2013 description
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Violence often increases during and after disasters and emergencies. In times of crisis, individuals and communities may lose their regular coping mechanisms while they experience the overwhelming stress that is present in the aftermath of a disaster. These tensions and experiences may erupt into violence directed towards others, self-harm, or manifest in long-term psychological trauma.

03 Dec 2013 description
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The delivery ward is an exciting place in any hospital, but in the Red Cross' emergency response unit field hospital in Ormoc, Philippines, delivering 100 babies in the first 10 days since opening has kept the team of midwives on their toes.

29 Nov 2013 description
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Emotions ran high as Mark Joseph Nuez sat on a folding chair under a Red Cross tent, on what used to be the lawn of the Ormoc District Hospital, the only fully public hospital on the island of Leyte, home to 190,000 people. The 21-year-old student was just about to become a new dad, as his wife Phoebe, also 21, was labouring inside the Red Cross field hospital’s delivery tent.

21 Nov 2013 description
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Today, doctors treated their first patients in the Canadian Red Cross emergency field hospital in the Philippines.

“Our teams on the ground have been working around the clock to get the hospital going,” says Conrad Sauvé, secretary general and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, who has recently returned from the Philippines. “Now that this hospital is in place, we will be able to cover the health needs of a population of more than 100,000 people.”

20 Nov 2013 description
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A huge cheer goes up as the Philippine Red Cross relief truck slowly rounds the corner of the main street of Tanuan. More than a thousand people have been lining up patiently for over an hour, waiting for food packets that will sustain them through the next few days.

13 Nov 2013 description
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(Ottawa, Nov. 13, 2013) – Today, the Canadian Red Cross will deploy its field hospital to the Philippines, to provide basic health and surgical care to communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The devastating storm has disrupted water, sanitation and basic health services for millions of people.