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Dengue Fever: the Importance of Prevention

With the Rain Season approaching the Philippines, it is of fundamental importance the awareness regarding Dengue Fever prevention. This perilous disease can be transmitted by a particular kind of mosquitos, species Aedes, very diffused in tropical areas of the world. In the Philippines the problem is hugely spread: only in 2015, more than 200.000 cases …

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Typhoon Lawin hits Philippines

In last days, the Northern part of the Philippines Archipelago has been hit by a new natural catastrophe. The Typhoon known in the world as Haima and called Lawin in the Philippines, formed in the Pacific Ocean a week ago and then directed his strength towards China, finding in its way Luzon, the main Island …

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1 Month in the Philippines!

It is already been a month since our Project Assistant Serena has landed for the first time on Philippines’ soil! In these four weeks, Serena engaged in different tasks to bring on and support previous actions by Kito Onlus on the island of San Francisco, Cebu province. Serena meeting San Francisco Vice Major Al Arquillano. In …

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13 October: International Day for Disaster Reduction

“Did you know that in the last 20 years, 1.3 million people died because of natural disasters?” Typhoons, floods, droughts, from the Earthquake in Amatrice to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, in the whole world today, 13 of October, we remember how important it is to tackle the issue of risks reduction caused by environmental catastrophes; …

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Humanitarian Standards: Kito Onlus and the Sphere Project

In performing its activities, Kito Onlus engages itself into being transparent and accountable for its actions, maintaining and applying Humanitarian standards recognized internationally in practice and among scholars. For this reason, our organization recognizes as a milestone the ‘Sphere Project’. Sphere describes and collects universal standards of assistance to population hit by Humanitarian crisis, putting …

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Kito Onlus in the Philippines: where are we?

Kito Onlus is currently developing its projects in 3 different areas of the Philippines. The Kito Health Unit in located in San Fernando: San Fernando City (once called Pindangan, the place where the fish gets dried) is the capital and the financial, political and industrial center of La Union, north-west province of the island of Luzon. …

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Rains and monsoons hit the Asia-Pacific

As it usually happens every year during the long rainy season, last July typhoons started to hit the Philippines, especially in the Northern Luzon, a region of Luzon, the  biggest and most populous island in the Philippines. In La Union, located in Luzon as well, local governmental units decided to suspend classes. The Barangay Sagayad …

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International Day of Non-violence

On 15 June 2007 the UN General Assembly votes to establish 2 October as the International Day of non-violence, meant to be an opportunity to spread messages of non-violence, through education and by raising public awareness, and to support the importance of the culture of peace, tolerance and understanding. We celebrate the international day of …

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