World Politics
0 Philippines Response Turning the Corner, says US Official

The international relief effort in the Philippines responding to the destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan is slowly improving. Roads are clearing, making it easier for lifesaving supplies to reach people in need. Trucks and cars now move between Tacloban city and its airport. US officials are cautiously optimistic that the…

0 Typhoon exposes countless challenges faced by the Philippines

Rovilyne Rosell, Daang Bantayan. Her home was partially destroyed in typhoon.Alabama Red Cross The latest information regarding the toll wrought by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines gets worse. Nearly 10 million people are affected by the damage. An estimated 700,000 people are homeless, requiring $301 million in support. Roughly 10,000…

22 Guest post: The ugly game of relief for Japan

Flickr, jchong Note: This is a post written by an aid worker I know who, for reasons of employment, doesn’t wish to be identified. ————————————————————— Over the last day, my email inbox has filled with appeals for aid to Japan. I’ve heard from International Medical Corps, the World Food Programme,…