A local resident moves debris from near his damaged home after Cyclone Pam hit Port Vila, the capital city of  Vanuatu. Photograph: UNICEF Pacific/Handout via Reuters. 0:59

The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu on Sunday encountered widespread devastation and authorities declared a state of emergency after a “monster” cycl(...)

Song Zhengqiong, holding her daughter, cries in front of her damaged house after the  earthquake at Longmen village in Lushan county. Reuters/Jason Lee

Rescue workers struggled along narrow roads, many of them blocked by landslides, to reach villages devastated by a powerful ea(...)