international aid

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1,000

Philippine Army personnel unload relief goods to be transported to regions affected by Typhoon Bopha on Saturday. Photo: AFP

The death toll from a typhoon that devastated the southern Philippines earlier this month has topped 1,000 as hundreds more remain missing, the government said on Sunday.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 4:41pm

UN launches Philippine typhoon aid appeal

Residents affected by Typhoon Bopha beg for aid from passing motorists along a highway at Montevista township, southern Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: AP

The United Nations launched a US$65 million global aid appeal on Monday to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by a deadly typhoon that ravaged the Philippines.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:54pm

Hundreds of fishermen missing in Philippine storm

Typhoon-affected residents wait for relief food in a heavily damaged town of New Bataan of Compostela Valley Province, the Philippines, on Sunday. Photo: Xinhua

The number of people missing after a typhoon devastated parts of the southern Philippines jumped to nearly 900 after families and fishing companies reported losing contact with more than 300 fishermen at sea, officials said on Sunday.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:46pm

Philippines typhoon victims pack into homeless shelters as death toll rises

Among the 306,000 left homeless were 2,000 people huddled in a gymnasium in New Bataan. Photo: EPA

Hundreds of thousands of survivors of a deadly Philippines typhoon crammed into overcrowded shelters yesterday, braving the stench of corpses as the government vowed action to prevent storm disasters.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:42am