# philippines - Today’s News
Let’s face it – life is different in the summertime.
# philippines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014
‘When it rains the children freak out because they think it’s another typhoon’ – actress Evanna Lynch
Irish actress Evanna Lynch travelled to the Philippines with Unicef Ireland to see the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
# philippines - Thursday 22 May, 2014
# philippines - Thursday 20 March, 2014
The Government has also committed to long-term relief efforts.
# philippines - Thursday 16 January, 2014
Fifteen children between the ages of six and 15 years old were rescued during the international operation.
# philippines - Sunday 12 January, 2014
300 people were taken from a ferry in the Philippines, with the help of Irish aid volunteers.
# philippines - Friday 10 January, 2014
Some nine million Catholics packed the streets of the Filipino capital to honour a statue of Jesus they believe has miraculous powers.
# philippines - Thursday 2 January, 2014
Eight weeks on from Typhoon Haiyan, Irish dive-school owner David Joyce says holidaymakers shouldn’t be deterred from booking a trip to the Philippines…
# philippines - Monday 30 December, 2013
Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.
# philippines - Saturday 28 December, 2013
From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.
# philippines - Tuesday 24 December, 2013
This year I’ll be spending Christmas on the island of Panay in the Philippines, where families have had their homes and their livelihoods wiped out by typhoon Haiyan, writes Clare Ahern.
# philippines - Wednesday 11 December, 2013
The devastation is still apparent, writes Clare Ahern, who says it’s vital that people’s livelihoods are now restored.
# philippines - Sunday 1 December, 2013
The 16 tonnes of supplies are being sent from Irish Aid’s stocks in Malaysia.
# philippines - Saturday 30 November, 2013
Aid agencies say transportation of second hand goods can sometimes mean essential supplies don’t make it to where they’re needed.
# philippines - Monday 25 November, 2013
Latest figures estimate 4.3 million people lost their homes, double the number of those made homeless by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.
# philippines - Sunday 24 November, 2013
The aid is being sent by GOAL on a special Aer Lingus flight to the stricken country.
The damage caused by Typhoon Yolande is almost impossible to put into words, writes Eoghan Rice, who is on the ground in the Philippines.
# philippines - Saturday 23 November, 2013
The aid agency is overseeing a programme to renovate 2,000 damaged fishing boats in areas where fishing communities were devastated by the storm.
# philippines - Thursday 21 November, 2013
GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.
# philippines - Sunday 17 November, 2013
The funding brings to over €3 million the amount pledged by the Irish Government.
In Tacloban, babies continue to arrive and are the most vulnerable to the region’s problems.
‘That dive guide is now homeless. So is the waitress who made your mango shakes and chatted about her kids’
An Irish scuba resort owner on a tiny Filipino island is raising funds that go directly to stricken communities in the area, which he says has been ‘flattened’.
# philippines - Saturday 16 November, 2013
In the wake of the storm: Before and after photos of Irish bar show extent of Philippines devastation
The tiny island of Malapascau, and the ‘Evolution’ resort run by Irishman David Joyce, were in the direct line of the storm when Haiyan hit nine days ago.
Everybody’s talking about the aid crisis in the Philippines, Labour senator injured and the ASTI’s refusal to accept the Haddington Road deal.
# philippines - Friday 15 November, 2013
The UN says at least 4,460 people died after the super typhoon but the government says the figure is 2,360.
# philippines - Thursday 14 November, 2013
The head of the UN humanitarian fund says that six days on, logistical problems mean help still hasn’t reached some places.
# philippines - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
The NGO is calling for an increase to the €1 million already committed.
The country has already sent aid worth €1.5 million to the island…but is it enough?
The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday.
A large crowd of hungry survivors carried away more than 100,000 bags of rice.
# philippines - Tuesday 12 November, 2013
As a Filipino, I know we’re a resilient nation – but this time the devastation is so great that people are truly desperate. This sort of disaster is simply unprecedented, writes Dr Natasha Reyes.
Speaking at a UN conference last year, the Philippine envoy makes a tearful plea for action on climate change.
It comes as the US and Britain deploy warships to the islands. Some 10,000 people are feared dead in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
Evacuation flights from the devastated city are scarce, meaning that tensions are rising.
Charities are warning that the death toll in the Philippines which is currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.
# philippines - Monday 11 November, 2013
60 metric tonnes of emergency aid is due to arrive in the Philippines tomorrow from UNICEF’s central supplies in Denmark.
Charities are warning that the death toll – currently estimated to be around 10,000 – is likely to rise.
# philippines - Sunday 10 November, 2013
Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.
200 tarpaulins, 85 family tents, 10,000 blankets and other basic food and hygiene necessities are also being sent.
Plan Ireland has launched an emergency appeal, commenting that reports have underestimated the numbers of people who will need help to repair their homes and get their lives back on track.