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  • Oct 2, 2014
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Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, struck the Philippines in November 2013 with winds of up to 190 mph (305 kph). At least 10,000 people died in one Philippine province alone.

Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines struggle to rebuild their lives, six months on

Six months after the strongest typhoon to hit land killed his mother and tore down much of their house in the eastern Philippines, Sofronio Cervantes wants to return home. But he faces a battle to scrape together the money to rebuild his life once he gets there.

Sunday, 11 May, 2014, 6:02am 3 comments

Businesses must do more to protect Asia’s cities from climate disaster

Asia is witnessing a multitude of catastrophic climate-related disasters, with many lives lost and billions of dollars of damage done to economies. We need only look at the devastating effects of Super Typhoon Haiyan last year or the massive floods that brought Thailand to a standstill in 2011 to see the punishing impact of extreme weather.

27 Mar 2014 - 6:45pm

Opong villagers believe their faith is what saved them from Typhoon Haiyan

Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

14 Mar 2014 - 10:17pm

Philippine coconut oil exports fall 35pc after super typhoon Haiyan

Philippine coconut oil exports fell 35 per cent at the start of this year, driving up global prices, after the destruction of millions of trees by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

11 Mar 2014 - 10:50pm

Beckham raises cheer for Philippines typhoon survivors – but not everyone recognises him

Football superstar David Beckham visited the Philippines on Thursday to give comfort to survivors of the Asian country’s deadliest ever typhoon – although not everyone was sure of his identity.

13 Feb 2014 - 4:24pm

Philippines says 'thank you' to the world for Typhoon Haiyan aid

The Philippines said "thank you" on billboards around the world in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after Typhoon Haiyan killed about 8,000 people three months ago.

9 Feb 2014 - 4:13am

Philippine typhoon victims receive HK$2 million in aid from Hong Kong

More than HK$2 million worth of aid, financed by Hong Kong’s Disaster Relief Fund, is being distributed in Philippine towns hit by Typhoon Haiyan.

Relief packs featuring essential food stuffs, survival items and sanitary supplies are being handed out to about 5,000 families in the remote central Philippine towns of Ajuy, Batad and San Dionisio in Iloilo province.

4 Feb 2014 - 8:55pm

Will American troops return to Philippine bases?

When Typhoon Haiyan cut a devastating swathe through the central Philippines last November, the US military was among the first to respond. In days, the United States starting delivering what would be nearly 1,000 personnel, 50 ships and aircraft, and tens of millions of dollars of aid to the hardest hit areas.

4 Feb 2014 - 7:13am

Aid group fears children sex-trafficked in Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan

Plan International said it was concerned about five high school girls recruited in the aftermath of the November 8 typhoon in Basey and Marabut, two impoverished coastal towns on the island of Samar which suffered heavy damage and casualties.

12 Jan 2014 - 5:23am

Typhoon brings unexpected medical relief to Philippine town

A devastating typhoon that killed thousands of people in the Philippines has unexpectedly given young traffic accident victim Mario Renos hope that he could one day walk again.

5 Jan 2014 - 12:36pm

Haiyan survivors in Tacloban do their best to find solace in Christmas

When Super Typhoon Haiyan tore through the southern Philippines last month, destroying towns, lives and livelihoods, the early Christmas decorations did not stand a chance.

Maria Rose, a Filipino sociologist, had set up early for this year's festivities. Nothing is left.

23 Dec 2013 - 9:30pm

UN urges more aid for Philippine typhoon recovery

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the international community Sunday to ramp up aid for the Philippines’ typhoon reconstruction, saying “we must not allow this to be another forgotten crisis.”

23 Dec 2013 - 9:28pm

Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stepped up an appeal for funds to help the Philippines recover from a devastating typhoon last month after visiting stricken areas.

22 Dec 2013 - 5:19am

Philippines sees high economic growth despite typhoon

The Philippine economy should grow 7.0 per cent this year and between 6.5 and 7.5 per cent next year despite the devastation caused by a killer typhoon and an earthquake, the government said on Tuesday.

18 Dec 2013 - 9:19am

Philippines typhoon death toll tops 6,000, hundreds still missing

The number of people dead after one of the world’s strongest typhoons struck the Philippines has risen above 6,000, the government said on Friday, with nearly 2,000 others still missing.

13 Dec 2013 - 11:14pm