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‘Yolanda’ recovery: From ‘it can’t be fixed’ to ‘we’ve done a lot’

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Richard Sandison, Emergency Response Manager for Plan International, believes the pace of rehabilitation in Yolanda devastated areas is going faster than the 2004 Aceh tsunami in Indonesia. He personally headed the relief work in Aceh for two years before working on the Yolanda rehabilitation project of Plan. MATIKAS SANTOS/INQUIRER.net

Despite many criticisms that the recovery and rehabilitation of areas devastated by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international name:Haiyan), an international non-government organization said that the pace has actually been faster compared to other major disasters in the world.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Japan volcanic isle may collapse, create tsunami–study

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An erupting volcanic island that is expanding off Japan could trigger a tsunami if its freshly-formed lava slopes collapse into the sea, scientists said Tuesday.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with parents

Indonesian mother Jamaliah (left) hugs her daughter Raudhatul Jannah (right) after they were reunited in Meulaboh, Aceh province on Aug 7, 2014. AFP

An Indonesian girl swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said Thursday.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter

In this photograph taken on August 7, 2014, Indonesian mother Jamaliah (L) hugs her daughter Raudhatul Jannah (R) after they were reunited in Meulaboh, Aceh province. The Indonesian girl was swept away by the devastating 2004 tsunami and has been reunited with her family a decade after she was given up for dead, her mother said on August 8. Jannah and her seven-year-old brother were carried off when huge waves struck their home in West Aceh district on December 26, 2004. AFP PHOTO/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Strong quake hits Japan, triggering small tsunami

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A 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit Japan’s northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The earthquake early Saturday triggered a small tsunami.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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