In photos: 13 extreme weather events that shocked the world in 2021
From wildfires in America to typhoons in Asia, natural disasters have become a constant presence in our daily news. These photos document the impact these terrible events have on humans lives…SEE THE PHOTOS
Private sector ups ante in aid for Odette survivors but more help needed
Philippines—The country’s largest companies joined forces to donate and funnel aid toward survivors of Super Typhoon Odette, according to the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), the primary vehicle for private sector support during emergencies.
The powerful storm made nine landfalls in Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negro Oriental, and Palawan, causing significant damage to food and water supplies, infrastructure, electricity, communication, and transportation…READ ON
Typhoon Odette toll update: 326 dead, 58 missing
Over 300 people have reportedly died due to the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, the country’s disaster agency reported.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Friday Christmas eve that typhoon-related deaths already stands at 326. The number of missing persons is 58, with 661 listed as injured.
All these figures are still up for validation, the NDRRMC said…READ ON