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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.

Don't despair, UN chief tells Filipino typhoon survivors

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (left) visits Tacloban. Photo: AP

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.

Sunday, 22 December, 2013, 5:19am

Philippines sees high economic growth despite typhoon

President Benigno Aquino has said rebuilding dozens of towns and cities would require nearly US$3 billion of government spending. Photo: Reuters

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

Philippine President Benigno Aquino is to seek more aid when he meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week, more than a month after a monster typhoon killed thousands and left millions homeless. Photo: AFP

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

Bieber makes surprise visit to Philippine typhoon survivors

Justin Bieber was last in the Philippines for a 2011 concert in Manila. Photo: Reuters

Pop megastar Justin Bieber sang to young survivors of the Philippines’ deadliest typhoon on Tuesday after he flew into the disaster zone to boost an international relief effort.

10 Dec 2013 - 7:29pm

Youngsters jump to aid of typhoon victims

Discovery College pupils visited Bacolod in the central-western Philippines. Photo: Edmond So

Pupils and their families at schools under the English Schools Foundation (ESF) have been organising and participating in various fundraising events since the storm wreaked havoc and left more than 5,700 dead.

9 Dec 2013 - 6:37am

Hope springs eternal amid Philippines typhoon ruins

Earvin Nierva and his bride, Riza, pose for wedding pictures in the typhoon-ravaged city of Tacloban. "This gives hope to people that we can rise up," said Riza. Photo: AP

The government is back at work and markets are laden with fruits, pork, fish and bread. Shredded trees are sprouting new leaves. Above all, the sounds of a city getting back on its feet fill the air: the roar of trucks hauling debris, the scrape of shovel along pavement, the ping of hammer on nails.

9 Dec 2013 - 5:51am

One month after super typhoon, Philippines faces huge challenges

Australian and Filipino soldiers carry water containers for super Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Ormoc city in central Philippines. Photo: Reuters

A month after one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded hit the Philippines, masses of survivors are living amid rubble in rebuilt shanty homes and experts say reconstructing destroyed communities will take years.

8 Dec 2013 - 5:11pm

Philippine police banned from posting typhoon zone ‘selfies’

A typhoon survivor in Tacloban, central Philippines. Photo: AP

Philippine policemen taking part in relief operations after Super Typhoon Haiyan have been banned from posting “selfies” taken in the disaster zone, a police official said yesterday.

9 Dec 2013 - 9:48pm

Filipino domestic helpers remit more to help rebuild after typhoon Haiyan

Emilyn De Vincente

Filipinos working as domestic helpers will be sending more of their meagre wages home for years to come as their families rebuild homes and livelihoods devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the central Philippines last month.

8 Dec 2013 - 6:26am 1 comment

When Typhoon Haiyan struck, moral leadership was required in Hong Kong

Filipino organisations in Hong Kong raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Dickson Lee

I am vice-chairman of Oxfam Hong Kong. When the first news came through of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, I took a special interest in seeing how local charities would respond.

29 Nov 2013 - 3:13am 5 comments

Why China can't match the US in mission to typhoon-hit Philippines

China's Peace Ark was sent to the Philippines for relief efforts. Photo: AP

Media outlets across the globe have hammered Beijing over its initial "insulting" US$100,000 emergency aid contribution after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines. China has since raised its commitment to US$1.6 million while sending the Peace Ark, its first and only hospital ship, to the stricken nation.

27 Nov 2013 - 2:01am 12 comments

Disasters show Philippines' reliance on remittances

Disasters show Philippines' reliance on remittances.

After Lyn Lyn Rael's three-room house was swept away by Super Typhoon Haiyan, leaving her husband and five children homeless, she borrowed 25,000 pesos (HK$4,404), the equivalent of two months' wages, from her employer in Singapore to send to her family.

28 Nov 2013 - 4:24pm

Drone photography develops as the new frontier of journalism

A drone camera shows a roofless church near Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Reuters

The best way to film the destruction wrought on Tacloban in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan was from the air, according to British photographer Lewis Whyld.

26 Nov 2013 - 12:46am

UN relief chief calls for more help for typhoon victims

UN relief chief calls for more help for typhoon victims

The UN has warned that 1.5 million children are at risk of malnutrition in typhoon-ravaged areas of the Philippines and has called for greater efforts to provide them with food and water.

24 Nov 2013 - 6:38am

Filipino inmates who escaped during Haiyan return

Many of the prisoners have returned after helping relatives who lost their homes during Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Reuters

Nearly half of the detainees who escaped from a flooded jail at the height of Typhoon Haiyan have returned, many after helping their families deal with the storm's aftermath.

24 Nov 2013 - 6:38am 1 comment