Philippines Archipelago Ravaged By Super Typhoon!

July to October is considered the typhoon season in Philippines but the recent typhoon Rai that slammed the  archipelago came late in the season on 16 Dec i.e. last Thursday. Bohol with 94 dead till last Monday was the most devastated islands. Survey of Ubay, a tourist town in Bohol gives a very grim picture of total devastation, it appears as if the town had been bombed in a war. Almost all the houses have been blown off or just flattened, hundred of fishing boats are lying totally ravaged. The toll till Monday stood at 375 dead, 56 missing and 380000 homeless. The survivors need drinking water, food and medicines desperately. The super storm broke tall trees, uprooted a very large number of trees, blew off roofs, up rooted and bent the electricity poles disrupting...

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Geneva GHO Announced That 274 Million People Will Need Emergency Aid And Protection

On 2nd December, in Geneva GHO [Global Humanitarian Overview] announced that 274 million people will need emergency aid and protection. According to GHO this is 17% more than the last year. GHO stated that in 2021 we reached 107 million people out of 157 million , which is 70% of the target. This year GHO is targeting 183 million people with aid. GHO requires funding of approximately US$41 billion to fulfill this target. GHO is the world's most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence based assessment of humanitarian needs. UN Humanitarian Chief Martin Griffiths told that the climate crisis is affecting the vulnerable people first and worst. The effects of climate change are devastating and maybe irreversible too. GHO Chief also said that we are appealing globally so that we can get...

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