People move to safer ground in the town of Marabot, Samar island, Philippines, 6th December 2014, ahead of Typhoon Hagupit. Photograph: EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Irish charities Plan Ireland and GOAL are preparing response efforts in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit is predicted to make landfall on Saturday.O(...)

Filipino residents evacuate to safer ground in the town of Marabot, Samar island, Philippines, 6th December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Aid workers have described deserted streets and scenes of destruction in the Philippines as a typhoon started to work its way across the country.Power(...)

Residents with their belongings ride  to an evacuation center in Tacloban city, central Philippines on December 4th, 2014. Photograph: Reuters

Tens of thousands of people fled coastal villages and landslide-prone areas in the central Philippines on Friday as typhoon Hagupit neared.The storm h(...)

(From right), Lt-Cmdr K Suzuki with Shoji Otake, Japanese consul on Cebu  and Gsugomu Nakagawa, minister at the Japanese Embassy in Manila. Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

A small and not insignificant moment in history was passed this weekend at the Philippines Air Force base adjoining Cebu Airport on Cebu Island in the(...)

Picking up the pieces: devastation in Leyte. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty

If there are “lucky” people when a natural disaster wreaks destruction on a place, they might look rather like the people of Bogo. The city, which has(...)

Members of the Australian National Critical Care and Trauma response team arrive in Tacloban on Thursday to help people affected byTyphoon Haiyan. Photograph:  Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Arc lamps turn the night time day as the propellers of a giant Hercules C131 transporter plane scream to a halt. More refugees are disgorged to safety(...)

Residents gather In Tacloban amidst the devastation icaused by Typhoon Haiyan

Peter Murtagh in Cebu, the Philippines   The United Nations wants to step up significantly its relief operation in the Philippines and has appealed f(...)

Zigfred Duterig, mayor of the village of IIlihan on Cebu Island in the Philippines. “What do we need? Food, water, shelter, rice, sardines, nordos.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

The typhoon that devastated a swathe of the central Philippines clipped the northern tip of Cebu Island, though most of the coverage of the consequen(...)

A relief plane is unloaded in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

Irish aid agency Goal yesterday called on the Government to increase the funds it has made available to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philip(...)

Children hold signs asking for help and food along the highway after Typhoon Haiyan hit Tabogon town in Cebu province. Photograph: Reuters/Charlie Saceda

The central Philippine city that is supposed to be the jumping- off point for delivering aid to typhoon-devastated areas was in darkness last night du(...)