It’s been a little over a week that I’ve moved into my comfy plywood walled Villa Kunterbunt and there’s been a lot happening. The first two typhoons passed Guiuan, luckily they stayed on the water and didn’t make landfall in Guiuan. Still they were pretty depressing – amazing how much noise rain can make on […]
Doing research on disaster resilience I shouldn’t have been surprised when pretty much right after I arrived in Guiuan, Eastern Samar we were warned of the first typhoon. It’s typhoon season you see. From 25 up to 50 typhoons are counted each year in the Philippines and so currently the typhoon Henry is drumming on […]
So, here I am in Guiuan, Eastern Samar Province of the Philippines, in a UN ‘light base camp’ that hosts not all but most of the NGOs and UN agencies in Guiuan. I’m staying by myself in a tent, which depending on how the wind turns tag is either ‘tent 2’ or ‘tent apple sauce’. […]
The last week and a half I’ve been in Guiuan, Philippines, I’ve been volunteering and doing research with Internews as part of the relief efforts after typhoon Hayan (locally known as Yolanda). More will follow soon, so stay tuned.