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Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
This past week, I had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. All of my in-laws from across the country came together to celebrate family and give thanks for all that we have been given. As we gathered around the table for our Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, I was happy to be surrounded […]
Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
“God, please save my seven children!” Marivic Arabes pled as Typhoon Haiyan devastated the coastal town of Poblacion Barangay, where she and her family live. As Typhoon Haiyan approached Marivic’s village, she gathered her seven children and fled across the street to a neighbor’s house to take refuge from the coming storm, along with ten […]
Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
On November 8, Leonora Compuesta, a 38-year old mother of five, heard that Typhoon Haiyan was approaching the Philippines and that the storm might hit Cebu Province where she and her family live. As the storm approached and Leonora realized how unusually strong it was, she instructed her children to take refuge in a neighbor’s […]
Posted on 05. Jul, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
What’s Happening? At 2:37 p.m. local time on Tuesday, July 2, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northern Sumatra’s Aceh Province in Indonesia. Following the initial quake, the Government of Indonesia Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency reported at least two aftershocks of magnitudes 5.5 and 5.3 on July 2. The earthquake resulted in an estimated 30 […]
Posted on 09. May, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
I met Ritchelyn earlier this year during a trip to the Philippines, where I had the opportunity to visit several of LWR’s emergency operations projects. Ritchelyn was a shy mother of six who welcomed me into her home to tell me her story of survival and recovery. In December 2011, Tropical Storm Washi swept across […]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2013 by Loren Hyatt.
The Guardian recently posted an article on their website titled “India’s Rice Revolution” that discusses how farmers in India’s poorest state, Bihar, are growing world record amounts of rice. These farmers typically grow four to five tons of rice per hectare. However, during a recent harvest, one farmer discovered that he had grown more than […]