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.
Life is a constant throw of the dice for farmer Nilo Dilao and other residents of the Philippine island of Samar, the ground zero for many of Asia's deadliest storms.Sunday, 21 December, 2014, 8:00am 1 comment
Survivors of the strongest typhoon ever to hit land wept at mass graves yesterday during ceremonies to mark one year since the storm devastated the central Philippines and condemned millions to deeper poverty.10 Nov 2014 - 8:02pm
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.11 May 2014 - 6:02am 3 comments
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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