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A large boat rests atop a building in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami: 10 Years Later

Posted on 26. Dec, 2014 by .

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Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that swept through Asia, forever changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. In total, 227,898 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1.7 million people were displaced in 14 countries in South Asia and East Africa. The tsunami […]

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Satellite Image of Typhoon Hagupit

An Update on Hagupit

Posted on 09. Dec, 2014 by .

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Adapted from LWR’s most recent Hagupit Situation Report. View the full Situation Report on LWR In Depth. Typhoon Hagupit made its way through the Philippines this week, sparing much of the damage we initially feared. As Hagupit moved westward, it weakened substantially and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression. At this point, the […]

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Satellite Image of Typhoon Hagupit

LWR Prepares for Typhoon Hagupit

Posted on 05. Dec, 2014 by .

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LWR is monitoring Super Typhoon Hagupit as it heads toward the Philippines this weekend. Current reports indicate that it’s heading toward a similar path as Typhoon Haiyan did 13 months ago. This means it may head across LWR’s project areas in Northern Cebu and Leyte. We don’t yet know what the damage or impact of […]

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sign on the roof of a building that reads 'Arise and Shine Tacloban, God is with us.'

From Relief to Recovery

Posted on 11. Dec, 2013 by .

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A lot of positive work has been done. There’s a long way to go. Over the past week I have tagged along with LWR staff in the Philippines to continue our work helping people recover from Typhoon Haiyan, which hit this island nation just over a month ago. This week I traveled around three of […]

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turkey, stuffing, and other food spread out on a table

The Thanksgiving Table

Posted on 02. Dec, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Marivic and her family

Dwindling Income and Rising Prices Prevent Shelter Repair in Affected Areas of the Philippines

Posted on 21. Nov, 2013 by .

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“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 […]

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Leonora Compuesta

A Mother’s Prayer for Survival and Recovery

Posted on 18. Nov, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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