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typhoon response: Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

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We’ve had a couple of interesting jobs going on this week, broadening the menu of work available again now that our volunteer numbers have increased. In the run up to Holy Week numbers dropped off as people went on break and volunteer turnover was high as short term volunteers wanted to wait and arrive after … Continue reading

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There are many Disaster Chasers. We are people who travel the world, arriving into the chaos that follows a natural disaster and doing what we can to assist the people caught up in it. It is a world of incredible stories, wonderful people and unbelievable situations. There are different motivations, different methods, different personalities - but there is always the desire to help.

It is a different world. We live amongst loss and lack. We experience grace and humility and kindness every day. People learn to live without what they don't have. They give away what they don't need. They work harder than ever before in their lives for little or no financial reward. And they smile and dance and share beers on the beach and generally can't believe their luck.

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South east Asia is struggling to cope with massive flooding. Millions have been affected in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Responses are hampered by continuing rainfall, ruined infrastructure and waters that are slow to recede. More information about these disasters can be found on reliefweb. The Philippine Red Cross has launched a response and details of how to get involved can be found here: http://www.redcross.org.ph/volunteerfaqs

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