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Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

itbayat, one of the worst-affected villages by typhoon ferdie
CHANGE IS COMING. Nanang Tinang, a community elder in Itbayat, Batanes, talks to Clara Magasing and her two children in Barangay Yawran, Itbayat, one of the worst-affected villages by Typhoon Ferdie. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

For remote communities in Batanes, weathering typhoons is nothing new, but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods. Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal

ITBAYAT, Batanes (Mar 1, 2017) — Batanes has endured centuries of strong typhoons as it lies along the typhoon belt in the Pacific but the intensity of super typhoon Ferdie (international name: Meranti), which hit the picturesque island province in September 2016, caught communities there off-guard. Continue reading Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

Meranti, strongest typhoon of the year, hits Taiwan

pingtung county, taiwan
A local resident removes a rock from a blocked road in southern Pingtung county as typhoon Meranti slash southern Taiwan on September 14, 2016. Sam Yeh/AFP

The storm brings record strong winds and torrential rains to eastern and southern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (Sept. 14, 2016) — Parts of Taiwan were brought to a standstill Wednesday, September 14, as the strongest typhoon of the year skirted past the island’s southern tip, knocking out power for more than 180,000 households.  Continue reading Meranti, strongest typhoon of the year, hits Taiwan