Thursday, December 20, 2012

Typhoon hit families in the Philippines struggle to recover

More than a thousand people have been killed in the destruction left by Typhoon Bopha in Mindanao, the southern island of the Philippines. Thousands are still living in evacuation centres - their homes totally destroyed. They face an uncertain future since the typhoon wrecked huge plantations of crops and it could take farmers many years to completely recover. Aid agency, Oxfam, is providing clean water, shelter materials, and cash grants for families in some of the worst-affected areas. One area includes these families living in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Typhoon Bopha - death toll increases

Typhoon Bopha wreaked havoc in the Philippines, leaving tens of thousands of people without homes, fields and crops devastated, and 955 dead, with more than 800 still missing. Oxfam and other agencies are responding to people's emergency needs providing clean water for drinking washing and bathing, shelter materials, hygiene and water kits. We've also given cash grants to families still living in evacuation centres.. See some of our work here.