Hazards & Disasters in the news
8 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Mr Overens from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

'Absolute Bedlam' In The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan

'Absolute Bedlam' In The Philippines After Typhoon Haiyan | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it

The news from the Philippines, where it's feared that last week’s powerful Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 10,000 people, isn’t getting better as hundreds of thousands of people struggle to survive and authorities struggle to get help to them.

 

"Its absolute bedlam right now," says Richard Gordon, head of the Philippine Red Cross.  “There's an awful lot of casualties, a lot of people dead all over the place, a lot of destruction.”

 

According to the BBC, a huge international relief effort is underway, but rescue workers have struggled to reach some towns and villages cut off since the storm.

 

Tags: physical, environment, water, disasters, Philippines.


Via Seth Dixon
more...
Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, November 14, 2013 8:50 AM

Even though the death toll resulting from Typhoon Haiyan is around 1,000, it is expected to reach 10,000.  International aid will hopefully help cities such as Tacloban City recover from this storm.

Jack Born's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:16 PM

This is insane. It has affected millions of people and and even killed people. Its good that so many people are going to help though.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:05 PM

With so many of the citizens living on the coast, a large typhoon like this completely destroys most of the country. When this much devastation happens all at one time it takes a very long time to recover.

Rescooped by Mr Overens from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult

The Philippines' Geography Makes Aid Response Difficult | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 30, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a devastating time for the people of the Philippines. All they have to worry about is staying alive and being close to there family members. Help is on the way. Everyone in the world should pitch in and try to help them in anyway they can. But what I would like to find out is why this has happen when it has not before in this country. This country I have not seen in the news before this big devastation had happened. I am also curious to find out how come the help aid is taking so long to arrive when people are dying because they have no food available for them because it has been destroyed or it is trapped under all the debris from all the buildings that have collapsed because they were not structured properly. this situation is a repeat of hurricane Katrina in the united states were all the house were not hurricane proof and were built in places known for disaster.

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 19, 2014 10:37 PM

Due to the fact the Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, it makes aid response very difficult. When natural disasters such as typhoons occur in the Philippines it can negatively affect hundreds of islands, making it difficult to help the people on every island. It can takes days for supplies to arrive on some of the islands, and sometimes people do not even receive necessary supplies such as food and water. Countries, which are composed of numerous islands, face many challenges.  

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:09 PM

Fortunately, the Philippines has a relatively stable infrastructure so even though lots of areas were hit, the human fatalities and issues are not as bad as they could have been. Unfortunately, these are many islands and getting from one to the next is very difficult when all communications and landing areas are compromised.

Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Health challenge faces Philippines

Health challenge faces Philippines | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
Aid agencies rally to avert disease outbreaks in disaster-struck Philippines
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Hunger and resignation in Tacloban

Hunger and resignation in Tacloban | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
In the Philippine city of Tacloban, devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, survivors wait for aid and worry about the future, as the BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani finds out.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Philippines' people power beset by disasters natural and man-made - The Guardian

Philippines' people power beset by disasters natural and man-made - The Guardian | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
The Guardian Philippines' people power beset by disasters natural and man-made The Guardian As countries go, the Philippines has an image problem abroad, many popular connotations being negative, a victim of assorted imperialist ambitions –...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Mr Overens from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

Via Seth Dixon
more...
Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 12, 2013 2:28 PM

Want to see geographic knowledge and geospatial skills in action?  Crowd-sourced mapping is increasingly an important resource during an emergency.  Poorer places are often not as well mapped out by the commercial cartographic organizations and these are oftentimes the places that are hardest hit by natural disasters.  Relief agencies depend on mapping platforms to handle the logistics of administering aid and assessing the extent of the damage and rely on these crowd-sourced data sets.  Can you join in and help?


Tags: disasters, mappingPhilippines, STEM.

Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:32 PM

online maps are being used to help locate the best way possible to help transport food and resources to those most in need. They van locate bridges and the world is pulling together with tehcnolgy and accurate maps to help the  American red Cross maximize in time and manpower. It seems that after Hurricane Katrina and the Earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, We have been improving our strategies for how to best help people around the globe come together put our time energy and resources together to best help people whose lives have been devasted and crushed by the forces of mother nature.

 

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 7:14 PM

Having a map of the current landscape, after the typhoon will speed up relief and rescue efforts by showing areas to land and set up help stations. The digital world is immediate now and this will change how organizations such as the Red Cross provide relief to suffering people.

Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Mapping Typhoon Haiyan

Mapping Typhoon Haiyan | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. More than 11 million people have been affected by the storm - many have been left homeless after buildings were destroyed.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after the storm

Typhoon Haiyan: Before and after the storm | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
Satellite and aerial images of before and after Typhoon Haiyan show the extent of the devastation wreaked by the storm in low-lying areas of the central Philippines.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Philippines aid effort gathers pace

Philippines aid effort gathers pace | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
The Philippines relief effort begins to have a major impact eight days after Typhoon Haiyan hit, with aid now reaching tens of thousands of victims.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Mr Overens
Scoop.it!

Natural Disasters Natural disasters threaten Philippine growth - Deutsche Welle

Natural Disasters Natural disasters threaten Philippine growth - Deutsche Welle | Hazards & Disasters in the news | Scoop.it
Natural Disasters Natural disasters threaten Philippine growth
Deutsche Welle
The Philippines is one of the countries most prone to natural disasters.
more...
No comment yet.