Emergency

11/15/13

Deutsche Welle - Caught Between Sorrow and Reconstruction

The island of Leyte was hit particularly hard by Typhoon Haiyan. Nearly a week after the storm, there are still thousands of people without electricity and drinking water. But in some places there are signs of hope.

11/15/13

Mamamia - 10,000 Are Dead. But in the Midst of Tragedy and Chaos, This Little Girl is Providing Hope

When Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Lourdes Hermilda had been with her husband and two children, counting down the days until the birth of their new baby, and hoping the storm wouldn’t be as bad as predicted.

11/15/13

CARE on International Children's Day: Child Labor on Rise Among Syrian Refugees

AMMAN (Nov. 15, 2013) Ahead of International Children's Day on November 20, CARE voices our concern about Syrian refugee families becoming increasingly reliant on child labor to meet basic survival needs such as food and rent.

11/15/13

When a 14-Year-Old Has to Make Coffee so His Family Can Survive

When 14-year-old Khaled left his home town Dara’a in the south of Syria nine months ago, life as he knew it ceased to exist. His family house was burnt down as were most of the buildings in his village.

11/15/13

Birds Can Fly Home

About a year ago, Bader was an average 15-year-old boy. He attended the 10th grade of high school, met his friends after class to practice breakdancing, played tricks on people from time to time and wanted to become an English teacher.

11/15/13

I Can Hear My Parents’ Hearts Breaking

Abdulwahad is standing behind the counter of a small shop in Mafraq. Socks, shoes, blankets and scarves are hanging on rusty hat stands. Hair ties, nail polish and pens are piled in little baskets made out of bast. Shampoos, perfumes, make-up and hair spray are stored on shelves.

11/14/13

Associated Press - Money to Charities Is Best for Typhoon Relief Aid

Forget the rummage sale clothes, the old toys and the kind of supplies that will only stack up undistributed or damage an already weakened economy. Do send a cash donation to a respected charity.

11/13/13

CNN - Helping Typhoon Survivors

CNN talks with Holly Solberg with the humanitarian assistance group CARE, about getting aid to typhoon survivors. 

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