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20,000 Haiyan survivors demand: ‘Our survival is non-negotiable’

TACLOBAN, Philippines – Despite heavy rainfall, 20,000 survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (also known as Haiyan) marched at ‘ground zero’ days before the second anniversary of the world’s most powerful typhoon to ever make landfall, only comparable to the recent ‘Patricia’. The march intends to hold the administration of President Noynoy Aquino accountable for the... (More...)
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The Bahamas: There’s No Forgetting the Role Climate Change Played in Our Destruction

At the beginning of October, The Bahamas was battered by the first Category 4 storm to hit it since 1866, Hurricane Joaquin. The hurricane then went on to contribute to record shattering flooding and rain in South Carolina, USA. As the people of The Bahamas face the hard, expensive work of rebuilding their homes, schools, roads... (More...)
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An update from 350 Vanuatu

Today 350 Pacific’s Coordinator, Koreti Tiumalu sent this message to supporters to update them about the situation in Vanuatu. Dear friend, “In the next days people will not have enough food anymore” Isso Nihmei, 350 Vanuatu Coordinator. By now you’ve probably heard about Tropical Cyclone Pam — the category 5 cyclone that brought devastation upon the... (More...)
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Overnight update from Vanuatu on Cyclone Pam.

Overnight in the capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the strongest storms seen in the South Pacific in years, continues to leave a trail of mass destruction. We received this update from the 350 Vanuatu team, who have been up all night helping locals during the storm. 350 Vanuatu coordinator, Isso... (More...)
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