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Evacuations start as Typhoon Ompong bears down on Philippines

Sep 13, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Authorities say some 10 million people in the Philippines are in the storm's path

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The week in photos: August 11-17, 2018

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

In this photo taken on August 11, 2018, Indian people watch a 'Wall of Death' show at a fair in the outskirts of Ajmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. / AFP PHOTO / HIMANSHU SHARMA

LOOK: Over 100,000 people remain in evacuation centers after weekend floods

Aug 14, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Almost 700,000 people from 469 barangays in 4 regions have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding from the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat since August 11

EVACUATE. With heavy rainfall continuing, residents remain in the Baranggay Bagong Silang evacuation center in Cavite on August 14, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

LOOK: How Marikina shelters evacuees

Aug 12, 2018 - 6:33 PM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro decides to use modular tents in evacuation centers to protect the evacuees' privacy

MODULAR TENTS. The Marikina City government uses modular tents such as these to shelter thousands of evacuees. All photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Thousands spend weekend in evacuation centers

Aug 12, 2018 - 1:16 PM

If you want to know how you can help, check our list of relief operations for those affected by the widespread flooding

LINING UP FOR FOOD. Families and individuals line up for food at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Longing': Images of Marawi evacuees

May 26, 2018 - 8:07 AM

An International Committee of the Red Cross delegate visits the Saguiaran evacuation center and the Sagonsongan transitional site, and captures in photographs the longing for family and home of those displaced by the conflict

World War II bomb forces mass evacuation in central Berlin

Apr 20, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Trains, trams and buses were halted or rerouted as the operation to dispose of the British 500-kilogram bomb found more than 70 years after the war got underway

LEAVING. A policeman looks on as a woman pulls a suitcase through a street that is to be evacuated due to the disposal of a World War II bomb close to the Hauptbahnhof main railway station in Berlin's Mitte district on April 20, 2018. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

WATCH: McDonald's celebrates new beginnings in Marawi and Albay for National Breakfast Day

Mar 19, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Evacuation centers in Marawi and Albay greeted their mornings with free Longgadesal breakfast sandwiches from the famous chain

Phivolcs warns Mayon still dangerous, far from peak explosion

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:50 PM

New magma is pushing to the crater, says Phivolcs' resident volcanologist in Bicol, as nearly 20,000 families remain in evacuation camps

BFP trainees from Regions 4A, 5 & 8 walk like duck as part of the Fire Basic Rescue Course (FBRC) in Ligao City, Albay. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption

Jan 21, 2018 - 9:43 AM

According to DSWD, at least 10,405 families or 40,565 individuals in 39 barangays and 7 municipalities in Albay are affected by Mayon's impending eruption

Flooding hits Albay due to heavy rain

Jan 03, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara orders evacuation of families living in areas vulnerable to landslides and flooding

Vinta death toll in Lanao del Norte mountain village rises to 29

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The village chief says he instructed residents to evacuate but they didn't listen. There are 16 other residents still missing.

VINTA. Vinta brings heavy rain in Tubod, Lanao del Norte on Friday, December 22. Photo taken from Tubod Police Facebook page

Over 31,000 affected by flooding in Davao City

Dec 23, 2017 - 1:15 AM

The City Information Office urges donors to either drop their donations at the City Hall or directly give them to victims in coordination with evacuation center managers to ensure orderly distribution of relief goods

DAVAO FLOODING. Homes in a barangay in  Davao City are submerged in flood waters on Friday night, December 22, 2017. Photo by Mick Basa

Nearly 16,000 evacuate as Vinta hits Davao Oriental

Dec 22, 2017 - 6:39 AM

In Cateel town, where the severe tropical storm made landfall on Friday, over 1,000 people seek shelter in evacuation centers

WATCH: Woman keeps her dogs safe during Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 12:40 AM

Janet Romulon, an evacuee in Tacloban City, protects her 3 dogs in the middle of Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak)

Janet Romulon checks on one of her 3 dogs in their small home in a coastal village in Tacloban City as strong winds and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Storm Urduja pummels Eastern Visayas on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

86 Marawi residents died in evacuation centers – DOH

Dec 08, 2017 - 12:02 PM

The Department of Health says among the common causes for the deaths from May to December are pneumonia, sepsis, cardiovascular diseases, and acute gastroenteritis

EVACUEES. An elderly Maranao woman sits on a corner in a dilapidated classroom that serves as their evacuation center in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

WATCH: Marawi generals spend time with evacuees, inspire the youth

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:37 PM

The generals take time out of the battle area to spend time with Marawi residents affected by the war

A love story: Marawi evacuees tie the knot at evacuation center

Sep 16, 2017 - 7:51 PM

The Maranao wedding lifts the spirits of a community yearning to go back to their homes in Marawi

5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Maring forces evacuations in Quezon, other parts of Luzon

Sep 12, 2017 - 5:21 PM

Evacuations are ongoing in flood and landslide prone areas in Quezon Rizal Batangas Laguna and Cavite

Commuters and motorists brave the knee-deep flood due to heavy rains brought by TD Maring along Evacom in Las Piñas City on September 12, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system

Sep 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Marikina City has a 3 stage alarm level system for the Marikina River with corresponding actions to be taken per level

MARIKINA RIVER. In this file photo, a man watches the water level along Marikina river. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler.

Mass exodus in Florida as Hurricane Irma closes in

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:55 PM

UPDATED Warning that Irma would be worse than Hurricane Andrew which killed 65 people in 1992 Florida s governor says all of the state s 20 6 million inhabitants should be prepared to evacuate

CALM BEFORE THE STORM. A nearly-deserted beach after residents and visitors evacuated from Miami Beach, Florida, September 7, 2017, ahead of Hurricane Irma.  Saul Loeb/AFP

UNHCR restores hope among Marawi victims amid ongoing conflict

Aug 20, 2017 - 3:22 PM

According to government data there have been 78 466 families or 359 680 persons displaced as of August 18 due to the ongoing siege in Marawi City

EVACUEES. Victims of the siege in Marawi City inside an evacuation center. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

WATCH: Marawi humanitarian crisis grows even as battleground narrows

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:11 PM

A Maranao asks government to send more doctors medicines and drinking water for her fellow evacuees whose number has already reached about 360 000 MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz reports from Marawi City

Thousands in Cordillera, Ilocos displaced by Huaning, habagat

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Most of the displaced from northern Luzon are staying with relatives while hundreds in other parts of Luzon are in evacuation centers

Marawi women's tale: We want to go home, but our homes are destroyed

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Two young mothers from Marawi recall the moment they fled the fighting and how they are coping with life in evacuation centers

Maranaos want dialogue with Duterte after his apology

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:57 PM

Through a dialogue the President may hear the pain suffering and the voices of ordinary Maranaos so that he may take guidance from it in future decisions says local government spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong

VISITING THE EVACUEES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with some of the evacuees from Marawi City during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo

Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea missile fears grow

Jun 04, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The drill comes less than a week after nuclear armed North Korea test fired a short range projectile which fell provocatively close to Japan

At least 13 evacuation centers open for Marawi residents - DSWD

May 26, 2017 - 4:33 PM

A total of P1 3 billion worth of stockpile and standby funds are also available according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development

Policemen check a car boot of a resident fleeing from Marawi city, where gunmen who had declared allegiance to the Islamic State group rampaged through the city, at a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Thousands flee Marawi to escape clashes

May 24, 2017 - 7:19 PM

People are packed in private and public vehicles with whatever possessions they can bring with them some toting livestock and pets

MASS EVACUATION. Residents fleeing Marawi City are huddled in truck as they traverse a traffic gridlock near a police checkpoint at the entrance of Iligan City on May 24, 2017. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management and fire and earthquake drills

REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce /Rappler

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 09, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The evacuation began days after regime backers Russia and Iran and rebel supporter Turkey signed a deal to implement de escalation zones where the government and opposition will halt hostilities

DEPARTURE. A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on May 8, 2017, shows the first batch of militants and some of their family members leaving from Damascus' Barzeh neighborhood following a deal to evacuate the area. SANA/AFP

First evacuations from Damascus rebel district

May 08, 2017 - 5:31 PM

UPDATED Armed men and some of their families have begun leaving Barzeh on 40 buses heading towards northern Syria state television says in a news alert

EVACUATION. An elderly Syrian woman in a wheelchair waits next to a bus during an evacuation operation of rebel fighters and their families from rebel-held neighbourhoods in the city of Aleppo on December 15, 2016. File Photo by Karam Al-Masri/AFP

Cave developed as evacuation site in Samar

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:27 PM

Local officials with the help of non governmental organizations turn Marabut town s biggest cave into an emergency shelter in times of disaster

EVACUATION SITE. Sabang Cave can accommodate more than one thousand people. All photos by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Dozens dead as car bomb hits Syria evacuees

Apr 15, 2017 - 8:49 PM

2nd UPDATE Thousands of evacuees from Fuaa and Kafraya have waited in Rashidin for more than a day when a bomb goes off The evacuation resumes following the blast

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Feb 23, 2017 - 10:59 AM

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Greek troops defuse WWII bomb after mass evacuation

Feb 12, 2017 - 9:35 PM

UPDATED Around 70 000 people evacuate ahead of the operation to defuse the bomb

Military personnel of the Hellenic Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team stand at the site of a World War II bomb in Kordelio, a suburb of Thessaloniki, on February 12, 2017, ahead of an operation to defuse the bomb.  Greek authorities on February 11 began evacuating some 70,000 people. The bomb, containing nearly 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of explosives, was unearthed in the northern city during road works last week and is due to be defused on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / SAKIS MITROLIDIS

#ReliefPH: Evacuation centers open in Cagayan de Oro

Jan 28, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Here s a list of emergency hotlines affected residents can call or text

CAGAYAN DE ORO FLOODING

Red alert: Cagayan de Oro orders evacuation in flood-prone areas

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:05 PM

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno urges residents in the eastern part of the city particularly those who live near creeks to seek temporary refuge in evacuation centers

CAGAYAN DE ORO FLOODING. Flood swamps a street in Cagayan de Oro City on January 28, 2017, making travel difficult for motorists. Photo by Rhoel Chaves Conde/CDO City LGU

LOOK: What's inside DSWD's 'dignity kits' for flood victims?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:43 AM

The provision of dignity kits is part of the DSWD s efforts to provide immediate assistance to more than 13 000 families affected by torrential rains in the Visayas and Mindanao

Surigao del Sur town evacuates over 200 residents due to Auring

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:07 PM

There are at least 976 704 families or 4 883 546 people who are exposed to areas that are highly to very highly susceptible to landslide or flooding the DSWD says

Image courtesy of PAGASA

Over 7,000 families affected by Typhoon Nina still in evacuation centers

Jan 02, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo also calls on the public to report irregularities in the distribution of relief goods

EVACUATION CENTER. A cop in Malilipot town in Catanduanes visits families that sought shelter at San Jose Elementary School during Typhoon Nina

5,700 stranded passengers bound for Matnog Port to be evacuated

Dec 25, 2016 - 8:55 PM

Many of the passengers have been in line for ferry trips since Friday December 23

LONG WAIT. Around 500 buses and trucks have been stuck in Matnog Port since Friday, December 23, due to ferry cancellations caused by Typhoon Nina. Photos by Jhay-r Timosa/ RACER/ Rappler

Albay orders evacuation of families from lahar-prone areas

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:53 PM

Food provisions will be distributed to evacuees including those who will seek shelter in private homes according to the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office

Thousands of Filipinos urged to evacuate before Christmas Day

Dec 24, 2016 - 4:50 PM

The government urges those who will be affected by Typhoon Nina Nock ten to do preemptive evacuation as it threatens to hit the eastern part of the country on Christmas Day

PREEMPTIVE EVACUATION. Thousands of Filipinos are urged to evacuate their homes before Christmas Day as Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten) threatens to hit eastern part of the country

Camarines Sur orders evacuation ahead of Typhoon Nina

Dec 24, 2016 - 8:46 AM

The provincial government orders local officials to evacuate all families in risky areas by 3 pm Saturday December 24

PRE-EMPTIVE EVACUATION. The provincial government of Camarines Sur has ordered the evacuation of families living in low-lying and coastal areas ahead of the expected landfall of Typhoon Nina. File photo

UN says observers on ground to monitor east Aleppo evacuation

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:23 PM

UN spokesman Jens Laerke says 31 individuals have been deployed in east Aleppo to monitor the last stage of an evacuation

4,000 rebels leave Aleppo in 'last stages' of evacuation

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:15 PM

The evacuation will clear the way for Syria s army to retake the city

Snow and delays as last evacuees wait to leave Aleppo

Dec 21, 2016 - 9:40 PM

Thousands of residents still remain in the last pocket of the opposition controlled Syrian city

Empty buses that are going to be used to evacuate Syrians from eastern Aleppo enter the embattled city through the Ramoussa crossing, on the southern outskirts of Aleppo, on December 20, 2016. Syria's army urged the last remaining rebels and civilians to leave the bombed-out eastern quarters of Aleppo as it prepares to take full control of the devastated city.   / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN