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DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

typhoon yolanda (haiyan) caused massive damage when it hit eastern visayas
WHAT’S LEFT. Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) caused massive damage when it hit Eastern Visayas on November 8, 2013. Rappler file photo

Social Welfare Assistant Secretary Aleli Bawagan says it is ‘shameful’ that the government has not yet provided these houses promised to typhoon survivors

MANILA, Philippines (Nov. 7, 2016) — Only around a third of the core shelters needed in Yolanda-stricken areas have been completed 3 years after the deadly super typhoon hit the country, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  Continue reading DSWD: 62% of core shelters yet to be built 3 years after Yolanda

As climate change heats up, Arctic residents struggle to keep their homes

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There’s a shortage of housing solutions in the far north, where the Arctic is warming faster than expected. Photograph: Christophe Boisvieux/Corbis
Climate change has brought a myriad of issues to the far north, but rising sea levels are now threatening existing home owners and contributing to housing shortages

March 15, 2016 — In the spring, after the permafrost thaws and the ground settles, Wilson Andrew Sr takes a wrench to the metal pilings that hold up the foundation of his house in Atmautluak, Continue reading As climate change heats up, Arctic residents struggle to keep their homes