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Flooded fields covered with debris, Philippines. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam will start distributing 400 tons of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban today (Thursday 12 December) to help farmers win their 'race against time' to avoid missing the next growing season.

Emergency Article
The village of Barangay Magay after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

After Typhoon Haiyan had completed its deadly path across Barangay Magay, Tanauan, a storm surge several meters high enveloped the small village of Tanauan. Resident Raynaldo Basibas survived to this tragedy and explains the story.

Emergency Article
Rowena stands in front of her destroyed house. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

Rowena Bajado-Alcober, 33, lost her mother, father and brother in the storm surge after Typhoon Haiyan tore through Leyte. As Oxfam visited her area to distribute water and hygiene kits, she shared her tragic story.

Photo: Families get water from a tanker

Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, has hit the southern Philippines. More than 360,000 people are now staying in evacuation centers or with friends and relatives. Oxfam has started an emergency response in the hardest hit communities.

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Damaged housing in Kidawa village, Laak Municipality, Compostela Valley province

Oxfam and its humanitarian partners in the Philippines, the Humanitarian Response Consortium, or HRC, have begun an emergency response targeting communities hardest-hit by Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) on the southern island of Mindanao.

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