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Massive flooding in the Philippines is hindering efforts to rebuild in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, says Christian Aid.
Donations to Christian Aid’s Typhoon appeal, launched six weeks ago to help survivors of one of the worst storms in history, have topped £2.2 million.
The enormous financial burden the Philippines labours under in servicing international debt must be lifted, says Christian Aid and other NGOs.
A month after Typhoon Haiyan, three leading development NGOs are calling for the debt of the Philippines to be cancelled.
Christian Aid is inviting those concerned for victims of Typhoon Haiyan to fast today, in solidarity with the leader of the Philippines delegation to UN climate talks.
The Philippines government may have been slow in its response to typhoon Haiyan, but it has been extraordinarily quick in trying to put the blame on others.
The World Council of Churches has issued a message of solidarity to victims of the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Further heavy rains forecast for southern Philippines could seriously affect the progress of the aid response.
A major typhoon hit Mindanao Island in the Philippines last night, and emergency teams went into action, reports Catholic aid agency CAFOD.
Church and development agencies are battling against more typhoons and heavy rains in their efforts to bring relief to poor communities across the central Philippines regions hit by last week's super typhoon.