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1 of the 11,000: A Shelter Beneficiary Story

The IOM Roxas City Sub-Office has been operating in Region VI, Philippines since Typhoon Yolanda tore through the neighbouring provinces last Nov 8, 2013. Over the course of the past sixteen months, IOM Roxas has never faltered in supporting the affected members of the population.

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Psychological First Aid: An Approach to Recovery

On March 20, 2015, IOM Roxas’ Health Unit conducted the Final Meeting for the Implementation of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Psychosocial Support Training for Midwives, Community Leaders and IOM Staff. This activity aimed to consolidate all of the lessons learned and strategize steps forward regarding PFA in the humanitarian context.

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A Light in the Storm

“Helping a mother give birth is critical that’s why whenever it happens, we make sure all of our equipment are up and running,” says Lolita Yamyamin, a health care aide who has been working in the supported RHU (RHU) in Pontevedra, Capiz for 15 years

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Biliran Province in Dire Condition

Super Typhoon Hagupit tore through the landscape of Biliran, with winds recorded to as much 185 kph, it blew through houses, buildings, and agriculture, damaging property and affecting thousands of lives.

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When news of the incoming Typhoon Hagupit hit the airwaves, Florentina and her neighbours understood the importance of information, this time they made sure to prepare for the coming storm.

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Philippines Typhoon Response a Triumph for Disaster Preparedness

Fears of a typhoon-induced humanitarian disaster in the Philippines have been dispelled due to a combination of a weaker-than-expected typhoon and a mass evacuation of some 1.2 million people.

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