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Posted by The IRC on December 5th, 2014
The IRC is preparing for Typhoon Hagupit, which is gaining strength as it bears down on islands in the Philippines still recovering from the destruction left by Typhoon Haiyan 13 months ago. Half a million people have evacuated their homes. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on December 4th, 2014
On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, disrupting the lives of more than 14 million people. In this multimedia series, the IRC's Tyler Jump returns to the Philippines one year later to witness the tremendous progress that has been made in the communities the IRC helped rebuild. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 28th, 2014
Ruth Cachuela, Agdaliran’s village president, was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 205 of her community’s 275 houses. While many of the homes higher up the slopes were still standing after the typhoon, most of those built along the bay were demolished by wind and waves. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 21st, 2014
After Typhoon Haiyan hit, the IRC and its local partner built safe learning environments for children aimed at learning, healing and processing the past. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 19th, 2014
One year ago, Typhoon Haiyan swept away almost all of the boats and fishing equipment Nicanor Fernandez and others in his village relied on for food and income. Learn how the IRC helped them rebuild their way of life. more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on November 14th, 2014
When Typhoon Haiyan hit the small fishing village of Sua, Marilyn Belga and her family lost their homes and almost their lives. A year later, Marilyn shares her story. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 14th, 2014
The IRC's Tyler Jump photographed the destruction Typhoon Haiyan left behind. Recently he returned to the island of Panay in the Visayas region in the Philippines to document the progress communities have made 12 months later. more »
Posted by Tyler Jump on November 8th, 2014
The IRC visits the fishing village of Sua, where Marilyn Belga and her family barely escaped Typhoon Haiyan’s wrath exactly a year ago. Here's her story. more »
Posted by Ruth Fertig on November 7th, 2014
Nicanor Fernandez shares his story on how the IRC and its partner, Philippines Business for Social Progress, helped the fishing community recover and get back on the water after Typhoon Haiyan. more »
Posted by The IRC on October 8th, 2014
Arriving on the scene within hours of a powerful earthquake that struck Pakistan on October 8, 2005, IRC emergency teams aided 230,000 people, treated thousands of the sick and injured, and worked alongside survivors to rebuild their lives. more »

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