- Super Typhoon Rai has displaced more than 481,000 Filipinos and has resulted in 375 verified deaths.
- Many organizations and companies have set up local and international methods through which people can help those affected.
Organizations and companies are calling for urgent donations for those affected by Super Typhoon Rai in the Philippines.
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia on Friday was followed by a tsunami hours after authorities lifted its warning.
Footage of a six-foot wave crashed into the city of Palu, knocking down everything in its path, including trees and buildings, while residents ran for their lives screaming.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, spewed ash and lava as it erupted and lit up the sky earlier this week.
The province of Albay, where the volcano is located, was put under a state of calamity on Jan. 16 due to the threat of a “hazardous eruption,” possible within “weeks or even days.”
I volunteered in Puerto Rico for two weeks, serving as a doctor in a mobile medical unit. What I witnessed was a humanitarian crisis that was far worse than that portrayed through U.S. media.
My team targeted rural communities in the middle, south and west coastal towns not yet surveyed by FEMA. We had expected that the state would have made progress a month after the storm, but outside of San Juan, conditions remained unchanged. Fences and power lines torn from the ground still obstructed the streets. Bridges collapsed and roads were impassable after landslides.
Torrential rains in South Asia gave way to a monster flood which have already claimed the lives of over 1,000 people.
Thousands of residences have been destroyed by landslides and a rising number of people are suffering from food shortages in what’s deemed as the region’s “worst flooding in decades.”