Tag Archives: Mindanao
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 23. Apr, 2013 by Lutheran World Relief.
Lutheran World Relief continues to respond to relief and recovery needs in the Philippines following December 2012’s Typhoon Bopha, which affected approximately 6.2 million people on the island of Mindanao. As of April 3, more than 855,000 people remained displaced due to the storm, according to the U.N. LWR is implementing cash-for-work (CFW) activities in […]
Posted on 05. Mar, 2013 by Dan Ruth.
Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19’s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress. Here are a few highlights: With over 233,000 […]
Posted on 20. Mar, 2012 by Trevor Knoblich.
From December 16-18 2011, Tropical Storm Washi (locally known as Sendong) swept across the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rains caused flooding, landslides and flash floods that resulted in massive destruction to both lives and livelihoods. More than 1,400 people were killed. As of February 17, more than 14,000 persons remain inside […]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by Corazon Lagamayo.
…Jeann Llanor from the Philippines. She recently gave birth to a baby prematurely amid the chaos of Tropical Storm Washi, a powerfully destructive storm that hit the Philippine island of Mindanao in December. She lives in Cagayan de Oro, a city hard hit by the storm that has affected a total of more than a […]
Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by Lutheran World Relief.
This news release was issued in response to the December typhoon that went through the island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. Read more about our response » Baltimore, January 23, 2012 – Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water more than a month […]
Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by Corazon Lagamayo.
Norberto “Norbing” Cacho, 51, has changed for the better and he attributes this change to his seaweed. Norbing happily shared that seaweed farming helped him stop his drinking vices. “I realized after the trainings that my vices take a large portion from my income, and that is why I decided to stop. Now, I want […]
Posted on 18. Dec, 2011 by Lutheran World Relief.
Maritess Madera, LWR’s regional finance manager for Southeast Asia, lives just outside Cagayan de Oro, one of the cities hardest hit by this weekend’s flooding. She shared the stories of two LWR colleagues who experienced the devastation firsthand. Last Friday night, typhoon Washi devastated Mindanao, particularly the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan and other […]
Posted on 14. Jan, 2010 by Trevor Knoblich.
Trevor Knoblich is the Program Coordinator for Emergency Response at LWR. In July of 2009, he traveled to the Philippines for the opening of LWR’s first overseas warehouse. A condensed version of this article appeared in the January 2010 edition of Faith in Action. The Philippines represents an unusual set of circumstances for organizations like […]