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The Philippines are the country most affected by climate change

typhoon-yolanda-albay-bicol-afp-20131108_78788B93B4734AD2B442A7D22E7F2B70Dear followers,

The Global Climate Risk 2015, published by the Environmental organization German Watch, has revealed that the country most affected last year by the effects of climate change has been the Philippines. They have been the one hit more by weather-related disasters like storms, floods, and typhoons. Philippines has been ranked number one, followed by Cambodia and India, taking into account the emergencies that has occurred during the 2013. According to German Watch, the research confirms that

“According to the Climate Risk Index, less developed countries are generally more affected than industrialized countries.”

Kito Onlus is supporting the communities of San Francisco, Camotes Islands, and the one of San Fernando, La Union, in order to better prepare communities for the effects of a rapidly changing climate and to start the phase of reconstruction after the Typhoon Haiyan.

Today and tomorrow there is the high risk that the Typhoon Ruby (international name: Hagupit) will reach the coasts of the Philippines. The storm, which would be the strongest to hit the country this year, is expected to impact more than 50 provinces – more than half the nation – including communities devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. Authorities said more than 500,000 families, or about 2.5 million people, in Eastern Visayas and surrounding regions would be evacuated ahead of Ruby’s expected landfall on Saturday night or Sunday.