Residents take shelter in Pope Francis complex in Tacloban city, central Philippines after fleeing their houses due to Typhoon Hagupit. Photograph: Rowel Montes/Reuters

A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communication(...)

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(...)

(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(...)

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,(...)

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(...)

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(...)