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Philippines: Mother and daughter reunited after terrifying separation

04-12-2013 Feature

When Ines Hervè heard that a super typhoon had slammed into the central Philippines, her heart almost stopped beating. Back home on the Pacific island of New Caledonia, she was thousands of miles away from her mother Rosita, who lives in Tanauan, on Leyte Island, which was hit particularly hard. Desperate for news, Ines got in touch with the Philippine Red Cross in Tacloban city to help find her mother and even decided to travel to the Philippines herself to join in the search. After 4 anxious days, she received a phone call from the Red Cross confirming that her mother was alive. After a tearful reunion with Rosita, Ines decided to stay on in the Philippines as a Red Cross volunteer to help the many other people in need.