February 25, 2013
As CRS builds shelters for victims of last December’s Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines, community members display a wonderful sense of selflessness as they determined who should get the first shelters. From the Inquirer News of Mindanou, Philippines.
February 7, 2013
In just two years, Eddie Catubig and his wife survived two natural disasters in the Philippines: Typhoon Sendong in 2011 and Typhoon Bohpa in 2012. Participating in a CRS program helped him get back on his feet.
January 29, 2013
CRS World Report podcast: The powerful punch of a typhoon to the Philippine island of Mindanao was unexpected and deadly. CRS’ Jennifer Hardy was on the scene as recovery began. Listen to her story.
January 11, 2013
The Philippine government is reporting catastrophic damage as more complete numbers of Typhoon Bopha damage in the Philippines become clear. More than 1,000 people were killed when the storm struck the island of Mindanao a few weeks before Christmas. More than 800 are still missing and hundreds of thousands are now homeless. The powerful typhoon [...]
December 19, 2012
CRS’ Jen Hardy went to the Philippines as CRS responded to Typhoon Bopha, a huge storm that hit on December 4, 2012, destroying entire villages and leaving behind hundreds dead and missing. What follows are Jen’s tweets and other social media as the storm and CRS’ emergency response unfolded. [View the story "Typhoon Bopha [...]
December 17, 2012
By Jennifer Hardy When Typhoon Bopha swept through Mindanao in the Philippines on December 3, 2012, hundreds of thousands of people found themselves without shelter that night. New Bataan was especially hard hit. The neighborhood of Andap lost 300 homes in a devastating mudslide. More than 900 people are reported missing since the storm, including [...]
December 12, 2012
CNN interviewed CRS staffer Jen Hardy about Typhoon Bopha, which hit the Philippines on December 4, 2012. As CRS’ Regional Information Officer for Asia, Jen is on the ground in the Philippines as CRS begins its emergency response to assist survivors of the typhoon. She gives CNN a first-hand account about what she’s seeing as she visits [...]
December 6, 2012
From Catholic News Service, more on Typhoon Bopha, which struck the Philippines on Tuesday: WASHINGTON (CNS) — The destruction from Typhoon Bopha in portions of Mindanao in the southern Philippines is worse than feared as rescue workers continued to discover bodies under knee-deep mud, said a Catholic Relief Services official coordinating the agency’s storm response. [...]
December 6, 2012
From CNN, more on the situation in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the country on December 4. Includes quotes from Catholic Relief Services staff who are on the ground responding: Montevista, Philippines (CNN) – Bent over amid the wreckage of her family’s home, Jane Bucani, 17, leafs through the sodden remnants of her school yearbook, [...]
December 5, 2012
Typhoon Bopha slammed into the Philippines Tuesday, killing at least 300 people with another 300 or more missing, and leaving behind a path of destruction and despair. Hardest hit were the coastal, farming and mining towns in the southern region of Mindanao, where Bopha caused severe flash flooding and landslides. Raging waters and mud from [...]