The Philippines government is committed to providing electricity to the areas hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan by Dec. 24 in time for Christmas, Raoul “Ray” Donato, the honorary consul general of the Philippines, said during a conference call of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta Nov. 20.
In the space of a week, Jocelyn Gonato faced two life-altering storms. A mother of three living on the island of Leyte in the Philippines, she found herself hanging on for dear life while Typhoon Yolanda’s winds shook her small shanty.
A Filipino community in Fort Washington, Md., waits to hear from family members. The Post’s Zoeann Murphy talks with them and CARE, a humanitarian aid organization providing urgent assistance to the region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.