Typhoon Haiyan

700,000 flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

700,000 flee as powerful typhoon slams Philippines

More than 700,000 people in the central Philippines fled to safer areas as Typhoon Melor slammed into the archipelago nation Monday

Dec 14, 2015, 19:22 PM IST

Philippines vows action on Haiyan rebuilding after UN criticism

The Philippines on Sunday vowed to take further action to aid those displaced by deadly Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, following UN criticism that the government`s response so far had been "inadequate".

Aug 02, 2015, 12:19 PM IST

Vanuatu conditions `more difficult` than Philippines typhoon

Aid agencies on Monday described conditions in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu as among the most challenging they have ever faced, as the Pacific nation`s president blamed climate change for worsening the devastation.

Mar 16, 2015, 07:40 AM IST

French President to visit typhoon-ravaged Philippines

French President Francois Hollande will visit the typhoon-ravaged Philippines in February to build momentum for crucial climate change talks that France is hosting this year, his environment envoy said Friday.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:52 PM IST

Philippine plane following Pope Francis overshoots runway

A plane carrying top aides of Philippine President Benigno Aquino overshot a runway in stormy weather on Saturday, authorities said, shortly after Pope Francis`s plane took off from the same airport.

Jan 17, 2015, 12:33 PM IST
Pope says Philippine typhoon tragedy `silenced` his heart

Pope says Philippine typhoon tragedy `silenced` his heart

Pope Francis on Saturday arrived at a central Philippine city that was one of the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, the strongest storm ever recorded on land that claimed thousands of lives.

Jan 17, 2015, 08:58 AM IST

US committed to work to help Tsunami hit region: John Kerry

 US Secretary of State, John Kerry has said America is committed to work still ahead to help the region which was hit by Tsunami 10 years ago and build safer and more resilient communities.

Dec 23, 2014, 08:47 AM IST

Philippines’ typhoon orphans struggle with trauma a year on

His head bent as he plays with the red laces of his tattered sneakers, 13-year-old Joshua Villanueva haltingly recounts how he lost both his parents and two younger sisters last November.

Nov 05, 2014, 13:00 PM IST

Typhoon-shattered Philippines slowly on mend

Philippine communities shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan a year ago are starting to bustle again as a mega-reconstruction effort takes root, but millions of survivors still endure brutal poverty and are dangerously exposed to the next big storm.

Nov 05, 2014, 09:45 AM IST

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia`s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

Jul 07, 2014, 15:37 PM IST

Weather extremes `consistent` with man-made climate change: UN

Extreme events of 2013 like the Philippines` devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia were consistent with man-made climate change, the UN`s weather agency said today.

Mar 24, 2014, 20:19 PM IST

Prisoners again bolt typhoon-damaged Philippine jail

Almost 200 inmates of a Philippine jail damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan bolted the prison on Thursday, the second mass jailbreak since the storm, the jail warden said.

Jan 30, 2014, 17:06 PM IST

Super typhoon victims flee again as rains flood southern Philippines

Emergency workers evacuated thousands of people across the southern Philippines on Tuesday, including many already made homeless by a typhoon in November, after three days of rain flooded towns and farmland.

Jan 21, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

UK group in Philippine typhoon survivors anti-trafficking plan

A UK-based children`s charity said Friday it will expand an anti-human trafficking project in the Philippines, as fears grow that young survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan are becoming easy prey.

Jan 17, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Typhoon sparks Philippine child trafficking fears: Charity

A UK-based children`s charity has asked Philippines to investigate the suspected recruitment of child workers for sex trafficking in a region devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, aid official said.

Jan 11, 2014, 19:24 PM IST

Schools reopen in Philippine typhoon zone

Schools reopened on Monday in badly damaged central Philippine towns for the first time since one of the world`s strongest storms ever to hit land killed thousands two months ago.

Jan 06, 2014, 15:32 PM IST

Defiant Philippine typhoon survivors welcome Christmas

Philippine survivors of deadly typhoon Haiyan defiantly prepared to celebrate Christmas in their ruined communities Tuesday where hogs were being roasted, festive trees adorned streets and churches were filled to overflowing.

Dec 24, 2013, 14:32 PM IST

US raises aid to $86 million for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

The United States will provide an additional $25 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines for typhoon relief, raising to $86 million its assistance to its major ally, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.

Dec 18, 2013, 14:39 PM IST

Death toll from Philippines typhoon crosses 6,000

The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said Friday.

Dec 13, 2013, 09:32 AM IST

Golfer Jason Day draws strength from roller-coaster year

Jason Day has been torn between golfing joy and personal grief over the past two months but he believes the experience has strengthened his resolve and character as he aims to build on a "good year" in 2014.

Dec 11, 2013, 08:42 AM IST