The Irish Red Cross and Typhoon Haiyan in The Philippines


ANNE MARIE O’CONNELL of the Irish Red Cross joins Noel McGuinness to talk of their work in The Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Anne says 11 million people are affected across 40 provinces with 500,000 people displaced. Thus far they have confirmed over 2,000 deaths, with that figure expected to increase.

Anne says the Red Cross were working on the ground before the typhoon, preparing for the aftermath. However, the unexpectedly massive scale of the impact has made access a huge problem for organisations on the ground. The severity of the typhoon was out of the ordinary even for a country which frequently experiences typhoon weather. Some 80-90% of buildings in some areas are damaged.

Anne says ongoing help will be needed in the area for months, if not years, in order to rebuild the country.

Anne makes an appeal for cash donations through their website

Duration: 07'11" DATE: November 15, 2013
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Anne Marie O'Carroll
Themes:Global Issues with a Local Focus
Keywords:typhoon haiyan, disaster in the philippines, emergency situation, crisis area, red cross, anne marie o'carroll, donating to the philippines
LocationPhilippines Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
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