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08 Nov 2010 description
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8 November 2010

The British Red Cross has donated =A3240,000 from its Disaster Fund to help people affected by a typhoon in the Philippines and floods in Vietnam and Burkina Faso.

'Super' Typhoon Megi struck the northern part of the Philippines on 18 October 2010, as a category five storm, with winds of more than 220 km/hour and accompanied by heavy rain.

30 Oct 2009 description
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One month on from a series of disasters which killed thousands in Asia Pacific - the most disaster-prone region in the world - questions are being asked about why more deaths could not have been prevented. Mike Goodhand, British Red Cross head of disaster management, explains how we need to be better prepared:

02 Oct 2009 description
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  • British Red Cross emergency response team on way to Padang, Indonesia

    - British Red Cross appeal raises quarter of a million in 24 hours

    - New 'super typhoon' set to hit Philippines tonight

    - To donate go to www.redcross.org.uk/asiapacific or 0845 054 7201

    As the Philippines braces itself for an approaching 'super typhoon', people in the UK have shown overwhelming support by donating =A3250,000 in just 24 hours to a British Red Cross Appeal to help …

30 Sep 2009 description
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  • Typhoon Ketsana affects hundreds of thousands across Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Laos

    - Tsunami wreaks devastation on Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga

    - Earthquake strikes off Sumatra, Indonesia

    - To donate go to www.redcross.org.uk/asiapacific or 0845 054 7201

    The Red Cross is now responding to three near-simultaneous disasters across the Asia Pacific region.

30 Sep 2009 description
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The British Red Cross has launched the Asia Pacific Disaster Appeal to help more than two million people in the Asia Pacific region, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Samoan islands and Indonesia, after a series of devastating disasters has hit the region.

Series of disasters

Typhoon Ketsana slammed into the Philippines on 26 September, killing at least 240 people and affecting more than 1.8 million. Philippine Red Cross volunteers are working round the clock in search and rescue operations.