Disaster relief http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22586/all en In submerged Manila, Filipinos form digital rescue squads http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120808/submerged-manila-filipinos-form-digital-rescue <p>BANGKOK, Thailand &mdash; Wet, weary and eight months pregnant, Joann Fernandez feared another night inside her submerged home in flooded outer Manila. &ldquo;After dark, I would just sit up with my two kids and cried,&rdquo; Fernandez said. The 33-year-old is among the more than 800,000 displaced by torrential typhoon rains that, according to the Philippine government, have plunged more than half of the city and its environs underwater. As many as <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120807/philippine-floods-kill-over-50-people-displace">50 people have died</a> in the last two weeks of heavy rains, according to reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/philippines/120808/submerged-manila-filipinos-form-digital-rescue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster relief Green Aid Philippines Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:03:19 +0000 Patrick Winn 5715391 at http://www.globalpost.com