Tacloban

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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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

The typhoon’s deadly course

Only a month ago an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale had caused over 200 deaths in the Philippines. And then on Friday, the mother of all(...)

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(...)

Locals and foreigners boarding a US military C-130 evacuation flight yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Wally Santana

Desperation is growing in the devastated path of Typhoon Haiyan after heavy rains lashed survivors facing a fifth day without food, water or basic med(...)

Children help to carry pails of drinking water as they walk past a graffiti calling for help after Typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city in central Philippines. Photograph:  Romeo Ranoco/Reuters.

The death toll from the massive typhoon that hit the Philippines is closer to 2,000 or 2,500, not the previously reported figure of 10,000, President (...)

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