Orla Fagan; Spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Philippines. From Al Jazeera News, VOA, Bloomberg, Financial Times, BBC World, CNN World, ABC Australia to Marian Finucane and Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio 1, Orla has been working around the clock bringing essential updates on one of the world’s greatest disasters – Typhoon Haiyan known locally in the Philippines as ‘Yolanda’, live from the UN / Humanitarian Mission offices in Manila.
Orla Speaking to Sean O’Rourke Wednesday 13th November 2013 [Travelling with Valerie Amos UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator in Tacloban]
Orla Speaking to Sean O’Rourke Monday 11th November 2013
Orla speaking to Marian Finucane Sunday 10th November 2013
Orla speaking to Marian Finucane Saturday 9th November 2013
Dazed survivors of a super typhoon that swept through the central Philippines killing an estimated (unconfirmed) 10,000 possible deaths and millions of people left begging for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine, threatening to overwhelm military and rescue resources. * Death toll could rise once isolated coastal villages are reached. * Roads, airports and bridges destroyed. * U.S. sends Marines and sailors to help. The government has not confirmed officials’ estimates over the weekend of 10,000 deaths, but the toll from Haiyan, one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded, is clearly far higher than the current official count of 2400. The Armed Forces in the central Philippines reported a death toll of 942.
Bodies litter streets as at least 2400 killed by Typhoon Haiyan – latest report say the number dead may increase.
RESCUERS in the central Philippines counted thousands dead and many more injured today, a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region, wiping away buildings and levelling seaside homes with massive storm surges….. read on…..
CLIMATE CHANGE CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED
The typhoon that struck the Philippines produced an outpouring of emotion on Monday at United Nations talks on a global climate treaty in Warsaw, where delegates were quick to suggest that a warming planet had turned the storm into a lethal monster….read on….
RTE GALLERY OF TYPHOON PICTURES
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AID URGENTLY REQUIRED DONATE HERE
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