In Haiyan's wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

| Dec 25, 2013

In Haiyan's wake, Christmas infused with tragedy

Christmas lights blink in a handful of restaurants in Tacloban, but at nightfall, much of this city flattened by Typhoon Haiyan slips into darkness. A few downtown shops have reopened. Roadside vendors peddle fruits of the season: oranges and red apples. There is rebuilding, ...

U.N. chief Ban visits typhoon-hit Philippines

Dec 21, 2013

U.N. chief Ban visits typhoon-hit Philippines

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday visited central Philippine villages that were decimated by Typhoon Haiyan, and promised to try to raise at least $800 million in aid to help the region recover from last month’s devastating storm. Children who survived the Nov. 8 ...

Haiyan victims still suffering as Christmas nears

Dec 20, 2013

Haiyan victims still suffering as Christmas nears

More than a month has passed since Typhoon Haiyan demolished a large number of towns and villages in the central Philippines, and the people now have sufficient supplies of food and other basics. But most lost their homes and are now having to live ...

Manila to hedge bets against China

| Dec 17, 2013

Manila to hedge bets against China

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for a two-day trip that could fast-track a deal on expanding the U.S. military presence as a territorial dispute simmers with China. The same day, Kerry said the United States will provide ...

Dec 10, 2013

Agonizing wait for the missing in Philippine wastes

In the grieving, gray wastelands that were once bustling towns on tropical Philippine islands, thousands of typhoon survivors are enduring an agonizing wait of hope and denial for news of loved ones. Nearly 1,800 people are officially listed as missing since Typhoon Haiyan swept ...

Treatment coming too late for many Philippine typhoon victims

Dec 3, 2013

Treatment coming too late for many Philippine typhoon victims

Many people who suffered serious injuries when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines have had to wait nearly a month for treatment, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. “With some of the more remote areas now accessible, we’re . . . seeing a second ...

Philippine typhoon cleanup creates crucial jobs

Nov 28, 2013

Philippine typhoon cleanup creates crucial jobs

Tens of thousands of desperately needed jobs are being created for survivors of the catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines by paying them to clear mountains of waste from ruined cities and farms. U.N. agencies are spearheading the “cash for work” programs, which they hope ...