Philippine Typhoon http://kut.org en PHOTOS: Central Texans Hold Vigil for Typhoon Haiyan Victims http://kut.org/post/photos-central-texans-hold-vigil-typhoon-haiyan-victims <p>The Network of Asian American Organizations estimates there are about 4,000 people in the Filipino community in the Austin metro area. Some had direct ties to the <a href="http://kut.org/post/thousands-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan" target="_blank">devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan</a>.</p><p>Central Texans involved in the Network of Asian American Organizations and other supporters gathered at Austin City Hall on Tuesday to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims and to raise money for the recovery.</p><p>KUT's Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon took these photos at the candlelight vigil:</p><p><object height="439" width="585"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157638100241795%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157638100241795%2F&amp;set_id=72157638100241795&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=138195" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157638100241795%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fkutaustin%2Fsets%2F72157638100241795%2F&amp;set_id=72157638100241795&amp;jump_to=" height="439" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=138195" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="585"></embed></object></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:46:50 +0000 Laura Rice & Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon 9275 at http://kut.org PHOTOS: Central Texans Hold Vigil for Typhoon Haiyan Victims How Austin Can Aid Philippines Typhoon Survivors (Update) http://kut.org/post/how-austin-can-aid-philippines-typhoon-survivors-update <p><strong>Update</strong> (Tuesday): A typhoon being called <a href="http://kut.org/post/thousands-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan">one of the &nbsp;worst in recorded history</a> has rocked the Philippines, with officials fearing as many as 10,000 people dead and &nbsp;tens of thousands of homes destroyed.</p><p>The southeast Asian country is home to nearly 100 million people, and nearly one-in-four families live in poverty. Super-typhoon Haiyan reportedly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/10/us-philippines-typhoon-idUSBRE9A603Q20131110">destroyed between 70 to 80 percent</a>&nbsp;of structures in its path. The destruction has caused many relief organizations to mobilize.</p><p><strong>Make a Local Contribution:</strong></p><p>Austin-based <strong><a href="http://www.cohintl.org/">Circle of Health International&nbsp;</a></strong>works with women in crisis areas to provide access to family, newborn and reproductive care, ensure womens’ safety and combat sexual assault and sex trafficking.&nbsp;</p><p>Circle of Health International founder Sera&nbsp;Bonds recently spoke with&nbsp;KUT&nbsp;about their plans to assist in the&nbsp;Phillipines&nbsp;following typhoon&nbsp;Haiyan. &nbsp;<a href="http://www.cohintl.org/participation/donate">You can donate here</a>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/119776706" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:43:10 +0000 KUT Staff 9160 at http://kut.org How Austin Can Aid Philippines Typhoon Survivors (Update) WHO Rates Typhoon's Medical Challenges "Monumental" http://kut.org/post/who-calls-typhoons-medical-challenges-monumental Images of the swath of devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines are reminiscent of the tsunami's aftermath in Banda Aceh, Indonesia nearly a decade ago.<p>And indeed, the World Health Organization grades the great typhoon of 2013 as a Category 3 disaster – its most severe category.<p>"The scale [of the typhoon's damage] is huge," Dr. Richard Brennan of the World Health Organization tells Shots. "It's monumental. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 11:16:24 +0000 Richard Knox 9165 at http://kut.org WHO Rates Typhoon's Medical Challenges "Monumental" Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan http://kut.org/post/thousands-feared-dead-after-typhoon-haiyan The vicious typhoon that raged through the center of the Philippines appears to have killed hundreds, if not thousands of people, and officials were reportedly struggling Sunday to distribute aid to survivors left homeless and destitute.<p>Deaths in the province of Leyte — mainly from drowning and collapsed buildings — could escalate to 10,000, the regional police chief told the AP. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:24:11 +0000 9152 at http://kut.org Thousands Feared Dead After Typhoon Haiyan