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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Need for aid urgent in Philippines

November 19th, 2013
01:30 PM ET

Aid has been flooding in from across the world for the relief effort in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, whether it be from governments, celebrities, or ordinary people trying to make a difference.

Watch: Celebs help raise money for Haiyan aid

Now that aid money is making it's way in to the country the new issue is deciding where it is needed most.

Max Foster speaks to the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband about prioritizing aid needs in the Philippines as well as the problems refugees face in Lebanon. 

Celebs help raise money for Haiyan aid

November 19th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Immediately following typhoon Haiyan leaders and celebrities sent messages of condolences to the ravaged nation from across the globe, now some of the UK's most famous people are contributing another way.

Read: Leaders, celebrities send messages to the Philippines after typhoon onslaught

The need for aid in the Philippines now has celebrities working phones and taking donations in London.

Max Foster paid a visit to the helpline to see what was happening and asked some of the people volunteering why it was important for them to take part.

Disease in Philippines could run rampant

November 14th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Those who survived the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan may not be out of harm's way yet as it has been predicted a second round of deaths might be imminent.

The storm isn't returning, this new threat is an impending health crisis due to a lack of clean food and water as well as a breakdown in ordinary sanitation.

Read: Typhoon creates health crisis in the Philippines

Max Foster speaks to Dr. Natasha Reyes, who is concerned that disease in the Philippines may become out of control.

Philippines delegate: We can fix climate

November 13th, 2013
02:44 PM ET

Although it is not yet known whether there is a connection between climate change and typhoon Haiyan officials from the Philippines have asked for measures to be taken at the recent UN Climate Conference.

Watch: Commissioner: Climate change a factor 

Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the Philippines delegate's appeal for action during a climate conference in Warsaw.

Charity offers 'storm shelter in a box'

November 13th, 2013
02:00 PM ET

Max Foster speaks to a representative from U.K. organisation 'ShelterBox' about what goes into their "storm shelter in a box."

Read: Aid coordination during crisis a concern

He shows us what goes inside the ShelterBoxes and how they decide what objects are put inside the boxes that give people help and hope when they need it most.


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