Trauma in the Philippines as third major storm barrels through 

The southeast Asian nation of the Philippines has been pummeled by the third major storm in three weeks, adding to the pain and suffering of thousands of families. 

Typhoon Vamco (locally known as Ulysses) made landfall on Wednesday night and although it is much weaker than Super Typhoon Goni, it brought catastrophic flooding across the capital Manila, a sprawling and densely populated city.  

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News in Brief 9 November 2020

  • Success of Libya talks dependent on compromise, says UN chief Guterres 
  • Lifesaving $45 million appeal for Philippines communities hit by super typhoon 
  • WHO’s Tedros says it is time for the world to heal after years of division 
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News in Brief 3 November 2020

  • UN stands with Austria over deadly shootings
  • "Super typhoon" Goni leaves towns cut off
  • Côte d’Ivoire election violence sees thousands flee
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UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines

Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the Philippines.

Community spirit behind recovery of Filipino town hard hit by typhoon

After Typhoon Haiyan slammed the Philippines two years ago this month, people in the town of Tanauan came together with “an innate desire to be of service.”

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UN sends disaster assessment teams to Beijing and Taipei after typhoon strikes

The United Nations has dispatched two disaster assessment teams to East Asia to evaluate the most urgent humanitarian needs in the wake of Typhoon Morakot, which has killed hundreds of people and damaged tens of thousands of homes and wide swathes of farmland.