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Rappler's latest stories on disaster relief


#ReliefPH: Help badly-hit towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

May 21, 2020 - 2:49 PM

With their disaster funds already nearly depleted by coronavirus-related preparations, local governments and groups appeal to the public to help their towns recover from Typhoon Ambo

JIPAPAD TOWN. Muddy floodwaters in parts of the town on May 16, 2020. Photo from the Facebook page of Governor Ben Evardone

Here's how freelance entertainment workers can apply for FDCP's DEAR Action program

Apr 01, 2020 - 8:20 PM

The program is the FDCP's assistance to workers in the audio-visual sector who have suddenly found themselves unemployed due to a catastrophe

Liza Diño. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

How Filipinos are helping Taal eruption survivors while going zero waste

Jan 23, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Seeing the need to do their part to help those affected, many organizations championing the zero-waste lifestyle are helping Taal eruption survivors by leading eco-friendly donation drives

Background photo by KD Madrilejos

LIST: Relief proposals for Taal Volcano evacuees

Jan 22, 2020 - 1:06 PM

Proposals – so far, from senators – range from cash aid to moratorium on loan payments

RELIEF NEEDED. Residents of Agoncillo, Batangas were temporarily allowed by authorities to return to their homes on January 17, 2020, to retrieve their livestock. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Eager to help, Filipinos crowdsource info to aid victims of Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM

A number of Filipinos focus their attention on making sense of information and updates on social media to aid and guide relief efforts

TEMPORARY SHELTER. Hundreds of evacuees from Taal Volcano's unrest settle at a tent camp in Alfonso, Cavite. Photo by Charles Salazar/Rappler

SM distributes kalinga relief packs to Taal volcano victims in Batangas

Jan 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Over 6,500 relief packs are expected to be dispatched to various evacuation areas

How groups are saving stranded animals near Taal Volcano

Jan 14, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Help dogs, cows, and other livestock in areas near the Taal Volcano that have been left behind by their owners, who evacuated in the wake of the volcanic eruption

Photos from Philippine Animal Welfare Society and Gio Senario

#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:37 PM

(3rd UPDATE) This page shows how you can help Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption

Call for Agos volunteers: Help gather Taal Volcano information

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:57 AM

MovePH is looking for Agos volunteers who will help gather and verify critical information in times of disaster

#ReliefPH: Help communities affected by Australia’s raging bushfires

Jan 06, 2020 - 4:29 PM

Filipinos and other people affected by the Australia bushfires need your help and support. This page shows how you can help.

Bushfire photo from Shutterstock

Groups help victims of Typhoon Tisoy, Mindanao quakes for the holidays

Dec 24, 2019 - 8:20 PM

During this season of giving, several groups help provide shelter and other needs to affected communities of recent disasters as they slowly rebuild their lives

#ReliefPH: Help victims of the Davao del Sur earthquake

Dec 17, 2019 - 8:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where you can make in-kind and monetary donations to help people affected by the Davao del Sur earthquake

#ReliefPH: How to help victims of flash floods in Cagayan, Isabela

Dec 07, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Here's how you can help affected communities in Cagayan, Isabela

Cebu Pacific to deliver donations for Typhoon Tisoy victims for free

Dec 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Donors will have to get an endorsement from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for Cebu Pacific to accommodate their cargo

RELIEF GOODS NEEDED. Residents affected by Typhoon Tisoy are in urgent need of food items and shelter repair materials, among others. File photo from Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

#ReliefPH: Help victims of Typhoon Tisoy

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(4th UPDATE) Here's how you can help people affected by Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri)

DOLE to provide employment aid to victims of Cotabato earthquakes

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The Department of Labor and Employment says cash assistance will also be given to families of overseas Filipino workers in affected areas

EARTHQUAKE AFTERMATH. Residents displaced by a series of strong earthquake that struck the province of Cotabato stay int temporary shelters. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Don't donate infant formula milk to disaster victims – nutrition council

Nov 04, 2019 - 3:38 PM

This is to avoid diarrhea among evacuees. In cases when it's absolutely necessary to feed babies with formula milk, these must be prepared by health and nutrition workers.

BREAST MILK ONLY. The Department of Health and National Nutrition Council discourage donations of infant formula milk to disaster and crisis victims. Photo by AFP

Arroyo sets NDRRMC briefing to review disaster relief plans

Jul 27, 2018 - 7:57 PM

The new Speaker of the House distributes relief goods to residents affected by heavy flooding in Sasmuan and Dinalupihan towns in Central Luzon

DISASTER RELIEF. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo conducts relief oprerations in Sasmuan, Pampanga on July 27, 2018. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on post-disaster resettlement programs

May 30, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Watch the hearing live on Wednesday, May 30

Caritas brings spirit of Christmas to Urduja-hit Biliran

Dec 22, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Caritas Palo, the humanitarian arm of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo, distributes relief goods in remote Biliran towns

NEEDS ASSESSMENT. Caritas Palo conducts needs assessment in Naval town in Biliran province, which was heavily damaged by Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) on December 16, 2017. Photo courtesy of Caritas Palo

Former U.S. presidents take stage at hurricane benefit concert

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:24 AM

Former presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter appear together, praising Americans for their willingness to help fellow citizens and urging them to do more

UNITED. (L-R) Former US Presidents, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama attend the Hurricane Relief concert in College Station, Texas, on October 21, 2017. Jim Chapin/AFP

DSWD conducts relief operations for people displaced by Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50 AM

The welfare department says at least 221 families or 924 persons were affected by the heavy downpour and flooding caused by Maring which hit Luzon as a tropical depression

#MARINGPH. Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NPA rebels declare temporary ceasefire in quake-hit areas

Feb 13, 2017 - 8:13 AM

The NPA s ceasefire covers the whole province of Surigao del Norte and the towns of Cabadbaran Tubay Jabonga and Santiago in Agusan Del Norte

DAMAGE. A portion of the Surigao Airport is damaged by a strong quake that hit evening of February 10. Photo by Cesar Chavez

P2.8M in Yolanda aid wasted due to red tape, logistical issues

Feb 02, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo says her department is working on a faster and more efficient system to process disaster relief donations

SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA. Rappler file photo

Cardinal Tagle to parishes: Prepare to help LGUs hit by Nina

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:00 AM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle makes this appeal to parishes in the Archdiocese of Manila which covers 5 cities in the National Capital Region

BEFORE LANDFALL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Christmas Eve Mass at the Manila Cathedral on December 24, 2016, a day before Typhoon Nina (Nock-ten) made landfall in Catanduanes. Photo by Maria Tan

DSWD to #LawinPH survivors: Report relief irregularities

Nov 02, 2016 - 3:26 PM

This is why we release this kind of information so the citizens will get involved in running the government The changes that we want will not happen if we don’t take action says DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

RELIEF DISTRIBUTION. DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo leads the distribution of relief goods in Kalinga after Super Typhoon Lawin hit the province. Photo courtesy of DSWD

#OnyokPH: Help map critical reports

Dec 19, 2015 - 12:28 AM

Share critical information such as flooded areas damaged roads or people in need of rescue by reporting your location and the situation on the Agos Disaster Alert Map

COA: Irregularities in AFP purchases for Yolanda relief

Nov 12, 2015 - 8:43 AM

State auditors discover that the military bought petroleum oil and lubricants through a repeat order Supplemental contract agreements are undated and some required documents are missing

PRIORITY RELIEF. Philippine Air Force helicoper take off from the devastated airport in Tacloban city. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

US helicopter missing in Nepal with 8 aboard: military

May 13, 2015 - 3:09 AM

The chopper was carrying 6 US Marines and two soldiers from the Nepalese army

The day the earth shook in Nepal

May 04, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I alternated between praying and screaming for my mom while holding my son tight My husband was hugging both of us The house continued to sway violently It felt like an eternity

RUINS. A view of damaged building a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Typhoon aid to PH hurt by poor coordination – charities

Nov 11, 2014 - 6:36 PM

A study of the aid delivery by 5 charities finds a lack of communication between international aid providers their local counterparts and the government

HOMELESS SURVIVORS. Up to 14,500 Yolanda (Haiyan) survivors still live in tents as of July 2014, the government says. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Australia gives P10M-assistance to #GlendaPH victims

Jul 17, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The non food assistance includes family survival kits for 1 400 families in Albay and health and dignity kits for 2 000 women

Protecting Mt. Kalatungan from top to bottom

Jul 13, 2014 - 10:14 PM

Lessons from the synergy and collaboration among the upland communities of Indigenous People in Talakag Bukidnon

UNSEEN SPIRITS. Mt. Kalatungan is known by the indigenous people as the dwelling place of invisible entities that guide and provide for them. All photos by Hope Angela Sanico

Texting, e-Jeepneys, and Tacloban

Jul 09, 2014 - 2:56 PM

A non profit organization plans to introduce at least 7 e Jeepneys into Tacloban City s public transport system which was crippled by Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013

E-JEEPNEYS. Non-profit organization iCSC breaks ground for a solar-powered charging facility in Tacloban. The facility  will power a fleet of electric jeepneys that will soon arrive in Tacloban. Photo by.Teddy Arellano/iCSC

Aquino: Improve ASEAN disaster coordination

May 11, 2014 - 8:51 PM

President Benigno Aquino III cites the Philippines and Super Typhoon Yolanda as reason to emphasize the need for ASEAN to implement its Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response

IMPROVEMENT. President Aquino urges ASEAN leaders to improve joint disaster relief response. Malacañang Photo Bureau

#DearObama: Goodbye, Mr President

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:47 PM

As I write this you are halfway home Please do not forget the promises you made to my countrymen

End the empty promises

Feb 22, 2014 - 11:19 AM

Let’s hope this time it’s not business as usual not only for the Philippines but also for other disaster prone nations

PH vows to build back better 100 days post-Haiyan

Feb 16, 2014 - 7:43 PM

The United Nations says the need remain enormous in areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda international name Haiyan

100 DAYS AFTER. Row of tents used as temporary shelters by resident-survivors of super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) along the coastal area of Tacloban City. The United Nations warned on February 15 that millions of survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon were still without adequate shelter 100 days after the disaster. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

In Numbers: 100 days after Yolanda

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:03 PM

Here are some figures to help us see how Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan affected the country and how these have been addressed so far

VitaMeal relief bags nutritious alternative to canned goods

Nov 28, 2013 - 4:24 PM

VitaMeal bags don t just fill up stomachs but help rebuild nutrition of Yolanda survivors

NUTRITIOUS AND FILLING. The Force for Good and Feed The Children Philippines relief team distribute hot VitaMeal Champorado meals to Yolanda survivors. Photos courtesy of Feed the Children Philippines

THAICOM-IPSTAR helps Yolanda survivors

Nov 25, 2013 - 5:01 PM

The Thai company first set up its communication network in Tacloban City

Next week: NEDA's action plan for Yolanda survivors

Nov 22, 2013 - 10:48 PM

The plan will outline how the government intends to address the basic needs of Yolanda survivors until end 2014

REHABILITATION. NEDA will submit the short-term rehabilitation plans to the president next week.Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Japan sends Filipino-speaking aid workers to calamity areas

Nov 19, 2013 - 5:25 PM

Japan s medical mission in the typhoon hit areas comes with workers who speak the Philippines national language

BREAKING BARRIERS. Shigehiro Matsuda from JICA. Photo by Rappler

Pope to call for Philippines aid in 'Year of Faith' event

Nov 19, 2013 - 12:15 AM

Pope Francis to urge everyone to donate aid money to the Philippines to end the Vatican Year of Faith event

CALLING FOR AID. Pope Francis during his Sunday Angelus prayer on November 17, 2013. ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP PHOTO

Japan medics bring high-tech fixes to PH typhoon areas

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Mobile X ray kits are helping Japanese medics treat Filipinos hit by Typhoon Haiyan

MEDICAL AID. Jennifer Purga checks on her husband in a Tacloban hospital. Japanese technology is helping to improve care for some victims of the typhoon. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

CHED suspends college operations in areas hit by Yolanda

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:15 PM

For CHED information is hard to come by as regional directors themselves are affected by the super typhoon

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

From rivals to partners: Telcos offer free SMS in Yolanda-hit areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 9:02 PM

Globe Smart and Sun Cellular agree to provide 25 free SMS to typhoon survivors in Visayas

Companies help Yolanda survivors

Nov 12, 2013 - 6:25 PM

Here s how the country s biggest companies are helping victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda

HELP ON ITS WAY. Private firms chip in for Typhoon Yolanda victims. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Curfew, armored vehicles in Tacloban

Nov 12, 2013 - 1:33 PM

Tacloban City declares a curfew from 10 pm to 6 am

LOOTING IN TACLOBAN. Some survivors of the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda were reported to have looted groceries for food and non-food supplies. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

US sends more troops to storm-ravaged PH

Nov 12, 2013 - 2:41 AM

There are now 180 American military personnel in the Philippines to give humanitarian assistance in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

AUGMENTED. The first batch of 90 US Marine Corps members board a KC-130J Hercules aircraft on Nov 10, 2013, at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, moments before departing for Tacloban. Photo by AFP/USMC/Lance Cpl. David N. Hersey