A student prepares disaster relief packages before distributing them after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines, inside the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in Manila today. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations expressed fear today that some Philippine islands hit by a giant typhoon have not been reached 10 days after disaster struck and Pr(...)

 Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan rush to grab fresh water delivered by a US military helicopter to their isolated village north of Tacloban today. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Mobbed by hungry villagers, US military helicopters dropped desperately needed aid into remote areas of the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines, as su(...)

People grab supplies after an air drop by the Philippine Air Force at first light in a remote village today in Leyte, Philippines. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Survivors began rebuilding homes destroyed by one of the world’s most powerful typhoons and emergency supplies flowed into ravaged Philippine islands,(...)

Catholic priest Father Martin stands in the destroyed Metropolitan Cathedral of the archdiocese of Palo near Tacloban, in the aftermath of super typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters.

The death toll from a powerful typhoon doubled overnight in one Philippine city alone, reaching 4,000, as helicopters from a US aircraft carrier and o(...)

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(...)

A US Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey arrives at the airport to transport humanitarian workers to typhoon affected areas Tacloban today to help people affected by  Typhoon Haiyan. Photograph: Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images

A US aircraft carrier “strike group” started unloading food and water to the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines today, as president Benigno Aquino fa(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A woman stands with her son surrounded by debris in Tacloban. The mayor of the typhoon-ravaged city urged residents today to flee to other cities and find shelter if they could. Photograpg: New York Times

There are increasing signs of desperation in the Philippine islands devastated by Typhoon Haiyan as looting turned deadly today as survivors panicked (...)

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(...)