PHOTOS: A week after typhoon Pablo

December 13, 2012

Desperate for food, many residents in New Bataan have their own “gimmicks” to attract donations from passing vehicles. Around 780 people are still missing after the province was hit by Typhoon Bopha. Bopha is the most southerly typhoon e recorded in the western Pacific Ocean, and the second strong typhoon to have hit southern Philippines in 2 years. Scientists predicted years ago that human-caused climate change would result in abnormally severe extreme weather events. The past few years have seen the Philippines, and other parts of the world, struggle to cope with the effects of drastically altered weather patterns. Pablo has left more than 1,500 people either dead or missing and has left at least PHP 14.30 billion in damages.

Around 780 people are still missing after the province was hit by Typhoon Bopha. Bopha is the most southerly typhoon ever recorded in the western Pacific Ocean, and the second strong typhoon to have hit southern Philippines in 2 years. Scientists predicted years ago that human-caused climate change would result in abnormally severe extreme weather events. The past few years have seen the Philippines, and other parts of the world, struggle to cope with the effects of drastically altered weather patterns. Pablo has left more than 1,500 people either dead or missing and has left at least PHP 14.30 billion ($348 million) in damages. [caption id="attachment_14125" align="alignleft" width="800" caption="A rescue team retrieves the body of an unidentified man from Baranggay Poblacion in Compostela Valley."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14126" align="alignleft" width="620" caption="A rescue team retrieves the body of an unidentified man from Baranggay Poblacion in Compostela Valley."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14127" align="alignleft" width="800" caption="Evacuees staying at the sports complex in Baranggay Poblacion rush to the stadium to get their share of food aid."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14128" align="alignleft" width="800" caption="Kids eat boiled eggs at the evacuation center in Baranggay Poblacion, Compostela Valley."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14129" align="alignleft" width="620" caption="As the number of dead bodies keep piling up, mass graves had to be dug up in Baranggay Poblacion."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14130" align="alignleft" width="620" caption="Residents from New Bataan in Compostela Valley scramble to get donations from good Samaritans."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14131" align="alignleft" width="800" caption="Desperate for food, many residents in New Bataan have their own 'gimmicks' to attract donations from passing vehicles."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_14140" align="alignnone" width="598" caption="In light of the ongoing devastation and loss of lives in Mindanao caused by Typhoon Pablo, Greenpeace Southeast Asia has coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), ABS-CBN Foundation and Save the Children Foundation to help with the ongoing humanitarian crisis."][/caption]

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