Tag: Washi

New Home for a Mother Who Lived Through Storm
Thursday, May 9, 2013

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 […]

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Philippines Flooding Situation Report #2
Sunday, June 24, 2012

Key Developments Schools in Typhoon Washi-affected areas are beginning to resume, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The shelter situation for many affected internally displaced persons (IDPs) has improved, though 4,209 families (18,405 persons) are still living in 47 IDP sites, with 11,000 people still in tents or makeshift shelters […]

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Helping Flood Victims in the Philippines
Thursday, January 5, 2012

A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Two major cities in northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, were badly hit, as were many surrounding areas. Learn more […]

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Seaweed Farmers Affected by Tropical Storm
Thursday, December 22, 2011

A severe tropical storm struck the southern Philippines on December 16, causing landslides and massive flooding on the island of Mindanao, where Lutheran World Relief is implementing a number of sustainable development projects. Here are three of their stories. To find out more about the flooding in the Philippines, go to lwr.org/philippinesfloods, or Donate Now. […]

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The Aftermath of Typhoon Washi
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The immediate effects from Typhoon Washi were merely phase one of the devastation that people of the Philippines experienced. Lack of electricity and clean water, a rising death toll approaching a thousand, hundreds still missing, and 100,000 displaced people plague the country as a search for missing loved ones presses on–while the country is forced […]

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The benefits of a good job: how seaweed farming can change lives
Monday, December 19, 2011

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 […]

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Flooding in the Philippines
Sunday, December 18, 2011

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 […]

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