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Super Typhoon Haiyan Strikes the Philippines

A woman carries her son through a flood-ravaged Philippine village in the aftermath of 2012's Typhoon Bopha. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-1692/JEOFFREY MAITEM

— Super Typhoon Haiyan made first landfall in the central Philippines Friday morning local time bringing relentless winds, torrential rain and a dangerous storm surge. Thousands of Filipinos relocated in advance of the storm, known locally as “Yolanda.” With wind speeds approaching 195 mph, the typhoon has been called the strongest tropical cyclone in the world this […]

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Sandy’s Aftermath Looms Large in Haiti

Emergency aid in Haiti

— Before Sandy devastated New York, New Jersey, and other parts of the U.S., it hit Haiti, heaping new misery onto a country that has already seen far more than its share. Still recovering from 2010’s monster earthquake, the western hemisphere’s poorest country has suffered cholera outbreaks, drought, and the damage of Tropical Storm Isaac in August. Now, add Sandy’s wrath.

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UNICEF Haiti bracing for tropical storm Emily

— The tropical storm watch for Haiti has been upgraded to a tropical storm warning. Tropical Storm Emily is reportedly moving at 70 km/h in a westward direction across the Caribbean Sea and is expected to reach Port-au-Prince in the early morning of Thursday, 4 August (late Wednesday night).

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UNICEF in Haiti mobilizes for tropical storm Tomas

It’s Wednesday, and there is a sense of tremendous apprehension here in Port-au-Prince. Tropical Storm Tomas is making his way towards Haiti. He still hasn’t fully revealed his final destination or how much strength he will amass. He’s leaving us guessing.

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NewsNet: Flooding in Honduras

— Ten years ago, Hurricane Mitch ripped into Honduras with merciless force, sweeping away bridges and roads, demolishing whole villages and turning mountainsides into mudslides. The storm

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