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WNYC News

New York Nurses Deploy for the Philippines

Sunday, November 17, 2013

150 of New York's nurses are heading to the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan - many of them Filipino-Americans.

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The Takeaway

A Look Ahead After the Devastation of Haiyan

Friday, November 15, 2013

As rescue and aid efforts continue on the ground in the Philippines, the rest of the world has been reacting to the devastating storm nearly a week after its landfall. Perhaps few know the country’s ability to maneuver out of crises better than former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Stephen Bosworth. Ambassador Bosworth was in the Philippines from 1984 to 1987 and witnessed a tumultuous shift in regimes and the country's transition to democracy.

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The Takeaway

How to Help the Philippines Recover from Haiyan

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded on Earth, has ravaged the Philippines. There are now almost 2.5 million people in urgent need of food and about 600,000 are homeless. The U.S. Marines have landed in the Philippines, and another 700 U.S. troops are reportedly on their way to help. But you don't have to be a member of the armed forces to support the relief effort, nor do you need to be on the ground in the Philippines. Below are a list of organizations you can contact if you'd like to assist the relief effort.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

China Aid to Philippines

Thursday, November 14, 2013

China has promised $1.6million in aid to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan (this after receiving criticism for their initial pledge of only $200,000). Jane Perlez, chief diplomatic correspondent in the Beijing bureau of The New York Times, discusses the effort on the part of China and what it means about their role in the region and as a global superpower.

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WNYC News

Filipino New Yorkers Organize Haiyan Relief

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Filipino New Yorkers gathered Wednesday in Woodside, Queens in solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Military Makes Landfall in Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

In the days and weeks of the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, America will likely be the strongest international presence in the region. But the U.S. and the Philippines have a long history, a relationship once largely represented by one of America’s main overseas military bases—Subic Bay. Joining The Takeaway to explain the how the U.S. will assist in the relief effort is Dr. Ronald Ratcliff, professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College and a retired Navy Captain who spent some time in the Philippines during his service.

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The Takeaway

A Worldwide View of Storm Surges In One Map

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

There are all sorts of humanitarian and relief efforts that happen in hard-hit countries after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. But not all disasters have equally damaging effects. The storm surge from Typhoon Haiyan reached as high as 23 feet and in some places sea water churned up by the storm far exceeded that. James K. Mitchell, a professor of geography at Rutgers University, joins The Takeaway to explain how storm surge makes natural disasters riskier.

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The Takeaway

Planning Relief Efforts in the Philippines

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

As horrific as typhoon Haiyan's impact has been on the Philippines, it’s not the first time a typhoon of great magnitude has hit the region. After years in the field, disaster management experts have developed a complex set of protocols for deploying help in the days and weeks after a major natural disaster like this one. Bob Kitchen, the International Rescue Committee’s Director of Emergency Preparedness, explains some of the procedures his organization follows in situations like this.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Filipino Community Comes Together to Help From Afar

Monday, November 11, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, blasted ashore in the Philippines over the weekend and left thousands dead and displaced as many as a half million people. Alex Montances is trying to get news about his family, who all in one of the hardest hit areas. Dr. Rommel Rivera has spent the weekend working with the Filipino community in the United States—he's been trying to connect with those affected, and has been working on fundraising for relief efforts.

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