Posts Tagged ‘Haiyan’

One month on and one million donated to Philippines recovery

Friday, December 13th, 2013

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, more than 10 million Filipinos are working hard to rebuild their lives. ‘With a million homes damaged or destroyed and the livelihoods of 5 million people impacted, the scale of need is immense’, says Caritas director Julianne Hickey. ‘However, we’re enormously grateful for the generosity of New Zealanders to Read more

Hope remains in the Philippines

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

A cross stands high over the city of Palo, a little askew and battered by the wind but holding on strong – a symbol of hope. Much has been written about Super Typhoon Haiyan and the destruction it left in its wake. The destruction is as bad as I’ve seen, and I’ve been to many Read more

New Zealander heading global team in the Philippines relief effort

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Mark Mitchell, an emergency response expert with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, is on the ground in the Philippines, leading a global response team for the international Caritas network. Mark leads the humanitarian work programme of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He has worked in emergencies in Kosovo, Africa and Christchurch. In the Philippines he is heading Read more

Typhoon Haiyan: Faith in action

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Mulvarosa Pibilra Perote is one of more than 500 survivors of Typhoon Haiyan who are taking shelter in a seminary in Tacloban city. The building has been turned into an evacuation centre, where Caritas and its partners are delivering aid. Mulvarosa, a 57-year-old grandmother, was at home when the storm hit, along with five of Read more

No place of retreat

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Armistice Day 2013 was particularly sobering. The traditional memorials were kept, all with solemnity due in honouring memory of the dead, the witness of veterans and laments for current conflicts. Sadly, however, evidence would suggest that war will remain a means for political ambition and solution for impasse. Hope for better may be forlorn. Perhaps Read more

Child trafficking an ongoing danger of Typhoon Haiyan

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Irish missionary in the Philippines and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Fr Shay Cullen SSC, is warning that children made orphans by Typhoon Haiyan are in danger of becoming victims of human trafficking. Wandering children become “the main victims of jackals who seize them for child abuse or human trafficking,” he told the Fides news agency. “It Read more

3000 attend Mass in Auckland of victims of typhoon Haiyan

Friday, November 15th, 2013

More than 3000 people attended a special mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn, for the victims of typhoon Haiyan at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland, New Zealand, on Wednesday evening. Bishop Dunn said that a large congregation had been expected, but they had been overwhelmed by the numbers of people who came. It was the biggest Read more

Caritas launches Typhoon Haiyan appeal

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched an Appeal and will contribute at least NZ$100,000 to relief efforts in the Philippines following the deadly impact of super-Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is working through NASSA (Caritas Philippines) along with other Caritas member agencies. Teams are assessing immediate needs for food, water, clothing Read more

Pope Expresses ‘Heartfelt Solidarity’ with Victims of Philippines Typhoon

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Pope Francis sent a message of prayer and encouragement to those who were affected by the huge storm that swept across the Philippines on Friday. Vatican Secretary of State Archbishop Pietro Parolin sent a telegram on behalf of the Holy Father to the Philippine president, Benigno Aquino III, on Nov. 10, saying, “Deeply saddened by Read more