Dec 25, 2013

NGO vows to keeping giving medical assistance to typhoon-hit Philippines

The Association of Medical Doctors of Asia, a Japan-based nongovernmental organization, has concluded its medical assistance activities for this year in the typhoon-hit Philippines but pledged to return. In the storm-ravaged city of Tacloban in Leyte province, AMDA President Shigeru Suganami said that continued ...

Philippine typhoon death toll rises above 5,000

Nov 22, 2013

Philippine typhoon death toll rises above 5,000

The death toll from one of the strongest typhoons on record has risen above 5,000 and is likely to climb further, although recovery efforts are beginning to take hold, Philippine officials said Friday. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas said 4,919 people were killed on Leyte, ...

Philippines typhoon ripped bodies from graves

Nov 19, 2013

Philippines typhoon ripped bodies from graves

Skulls lie on tombstones and a hand reaches out from a grave at a cemetery in the eastern Philippines after a typhoon so powerful it pulled the dead from the earth. Shell-shocked survivors speak of how there was nowhere to hide when the storm ...

Typhoon-struck Philippine city holds first mass burial

Nov 14, 2013

Typhoon-struck Philippine city holds first mass burial

Workers in this typhoon-shattered city buried 100 of its thousands of dead in a hillside mass burial Thursday as desperately needed aid began to reach some of the half-million people displaced by the disaster. Dozens more bodies were lined up in bags outside Tacloban ...

Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

Nov 13, 2013

Deadly crush as Filipinos try to flee typhoon nightmare

Thousands of people jostled and begged for seats Wednesday on scarce flights out of a Philippine city demolished by a super typhoon, as authorities struggled to dispose of bodies and faced anger at the slow arrival of aid turned deadly. Corpses putrefying in the ...

Oshima to be designated special disaster area: Abe

Oct 27, 2013

Oshima to be designated special disaster area: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited typhoon-hit Izu-Oshima Island on Sunday and said it will be put on the fast track for designation as an area hit by a “disaster of extreme severity.” The designation would allow communities on the island about 120 km south ...

Oshima resumes hunt for missing

Oct 21, 2013

Oshima resumes hunt for missing

As meteorologists warned of another “very strong” storm, the search resumed Monday for 18 people still missing after last week’s typhoon-sparked landslides on Izu-Oshima Island, 120 km south of Tokyo. Following a weekend halt due to rough weather, emergency crews were back combing through ...

Heavy rain warning issued for typhoon-hit Izu-Oshima Island

Oct 20, 2013

Heavy rain warning issued for typhoon-hit Izu-Oshima Island

A heavy rain warning was issued for the Izu-Oshima Island on Sunday, after residents were earlier advised to take shelter amid fears of another landslide disaster following last week’s powerful typhoon. As of Sunday evening, the 27th typhoon of the year was barreling north ...

| Oct 17, 2013

Despite deluge, no evacuation alert on island

Despite the Meteorological Agency’s alerts for an “extraordinary situation” anticipated from powerful Typhoon Wipha, no evacuation advisory was issued on Izu-Oshima, a small island south of Tokyo in the Pacific, where at least 22 people were killed and dozens remain missing. The failure to ...