Meet John, a 14-year-old hero.
When John in the Philippines saw his family members being swept away by the deadly floodwaters of Typhoon Nalgae, he didn’t think about what he had to do: “I just did it.” John swam into the rushing water to rescue his family. Then they waited on a roof for 7 hours before being rescued. ChildFund is working to help kids like John recover from the disaster. Meanwhile, the entire community is celebrating John's courage. “I’m not a hero,” he insists. “I am just a boy who knows how to swim.”
Liza Marie struggles against child labor
Child labor is real. It's dangerous. And it happens more than you think. Kids like Liza Marie are often forced to drop out of school to help earn money for their families. ChildFund Philippines' BuildCA2P project works to help keep them learning no matter what's going on at home.
Asia Region Communications Manager Julien Anseau reports: "Today I reached the town of Palo, a few miles south of Tacloban. The place looks like it's been bombed. Utter devastation and loss of life. The situation is alarming. Aid not trickling in quick enough, two weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall. People in Palo are desperate and need help now." To donate to ChildFund's Philippines Relief and Recovery Fund, visit http://www.ChildFund.org/emergency
It’s been six months since Super Typhoon #Haiyan ripped through central #Philippines. We have an update on the #recovery process from Martin Nanawa: “Tacloban City shows signs of recovery. Transportation and commerce are alive in the streets. Utilities have also been restored. Many homes sport fresh, shiny new corrugated steel sheet roofing. Still, clear and often pained signs of the catastrophic destruction #Tacloban endured, and its human cost, remain visible.”