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Typhoon Bopha

Is Philippines heading for a natural disaster? Super typhoon a warning of worse to come

When Super Typhoon Bopha struck without warning before dawn, flattening the walls of their home, Maria Amparo Jenobiagon, her two daughters and her grandchildren ran for their lives.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2013, 10:50am

Sluggish relief a blow to typhoon-hit Philippines

Two months ago, Typhoon Bopha struck Mindanao in the southern Philippines. It's hard to explain the devastation that such a storm can wreak but, when I arrived there as an aid co-ordinator, I was met by scenes of devastation: palm trees splintered like giant toothpicks; mud, trees and debris from broken homes scattered everywhere.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am

UN launches aid appeal for Philippine typhoon victims

The United Nations launched an appeal on Friday for more international aid to help nearly a million people in the Philippines as they recover from last year’s deadliest typhoon in the world.

25 Jan 2013 - 1:57pm

Briefs, December 24, 2012

Japan's incoming pro-nuclear premier, Shinzo Abe, said his government would again investigate the Fukushima atomic crisis, after which the country's reactors could be restarted.

24 Dec 2012 - 5:06am

‘No Christmas’ for Philippine typhoon victims

Survivors of a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines will bypass Christmas this year as they hole up in evacuation centres and continue to bury their dead, officials said on Sunday.

Instead of presents and carols, thousands of people on the island of Mindanao will be more concerned with food, water and shelter, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 1,000

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.

Typhoon Bopha killed 1,020 people, mostly on the southern island of Mindanao where floods and landslides caused major damage on December 4, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:41pm

Filipino fishermen rescued, 261 still missing

Low-flying search planes spotted three Filipino fishermen drifting at sea and flashing mirrors to signal for help, as authorities stepped up the search Wednesday for 261 others still missing.

12 Dec 2012 - 7:39pm

Typhoon reduces Philippine farmers to beggars

The secluded valley that sheltered Jerry Blanco’s banana crop from communist and Muslim rebellions offered no refuge from Typhoon Bopha, which left him destitute in seconds.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:37pm

UN launches Philippine typhoon aid appeal

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

Briefs, December 10, 2012

Families beg for food in typhoon aftermath

10 Dec 2012 - 3:17am