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Risk of bogus aid claims as Typhoon Haiyan cash pours in

PHILIPPINES, Nov 21: Fraudsters and corrupt politicians must be stopped from getting their hands on the money pouring in to help the 4million left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, authorities say. There is a risk of supplies going to bogus aid agencies in the corruption-plagued Philippines, charities admit. And insurers have revealed that 2million requests for payouts have come in from Tacloban – which had a pop ...

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Charities ramp up efforts to raise money for typhoon Haiyan victims

Nov 12:  More than a dozen charities are ramping up efforts to raise money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines late last week. Thousands are likely dead, hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes and food and water is running short. As a result, many aid organizations are rushing to help victims with shelter, medical supplies and other necessities. The Philippine Red Cr ...

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Philippine super typhoon kills at least 10,000, official says

PHILIPPINES, Nov 10: One of the most powerful storms ever recorded killed at least 10,000 people in the central Philippines province of Leyte, a senior police official said on Sunday, with coastal towns and the regional capital devastated by huge waves. Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of the area in its path as it tore through the province on Friday, said chief superintendent Elmer Sor ...

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Philippines on high alert, braces for Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Nov 7: The Philippines is on high alert as it braces for a strengthening Typhoon Haiyan, which is currently churning in the Pacific and packing winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour. The typhoon will be named Yolanda when it enters Philippine waters, and is expected to make landfall in the central province of Leyte on Friday. Experts warn that it could intensify into a “super typhoon”, ...

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