Last week Typhoon Hagupit has caused one of the largest peacetime evacuations in history. It is the most powerful storm to hit Philippines this year. Reports of 21 deaths and estimated 1 million people took shelter at 687 evacuation centres. The evacuations contributed greatly to the reduced loss of life however over 2.2 million people are affected and Eastern & Western Samar Island are badly hit.
Many of the places mentioned in the Bible are held in the grip of conflict today, and many others are hosting refugees fled from their neighbouring countries.