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The Pope and Tacloban

A View from the United Nations | Posted 03.16.2015 | World
A View from the United Nations

The pope's first visit to the Philippines is a truly historic event and an occasion of joy for the country's Catholic population. His visit to Tacloban reminds us what is at stake if we do not capitalize on the promise of 2015 to make the world a better and more resilient place.

Haiyan, One Year Later: From Relief to Reconstruction

Stephen P. Groff | Posted 01.08.2015 | Politics
Stephen P. Groff

The Philippines must keep the recovery process moving smoothly until the job is done. Building back better from Haiyan won't erase the pain. But the safer and sustainable communities it delivers might leave a legacy that will be more lasting.

How People Coped After Losing Everything To The Typhoon

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 02.15.2014 | World

Four million people have been displaced by Typhoon Haiyan. We take a look at the displaced, and how they have coped with their ordeals....

From the Philippines, With Love

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

What better day than Valentine's Day to celebrate the dedication, perseverance and, of course, love between the communities, families and children in the parts of the country that were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan?

Providing Critically-Needed Medical Aid to Tacloban Hospitals

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

All you have to know to understand the scale of the devastation in Tacloban is that the people of this area, families who have lived their entire lives here, are leaving by the thousands to go start their lives in entirely new cities. The destruction and loss makes it all too overwhelming.

Return To Tacloban After Typhoon Haiyan Filled With Terror, Dread And A Little Hope

Kristina Carlota | Posted 01.26.2014 | World
Kristina Carlota

I spent my growing years in Tacloban City, my hometown by the sea. Part of me has always remained there, even after I left for college in the capital ...

TV Set Up In Typhoon City To Watch Pacquiao Fight

AP | BULLIT MARQUEZ | Posted 11.23.2013 | Sports

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Hoping to lift the spirits of thousands of people left homeless by Typhoon Haiyan, cable operators on Saturday set up T...

Leyte Gulf

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Seventy years ago, October 1944, there was a horrendous sea and air battle in the Philippines. Fought over days, it has been referred to as the Battle...

Death Toll From Typhoon Tops 3,600

AP | Posted 11.15.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A top Philippine civil defense official says the death toll from last week's Typhoon Haiyan has risen to 3,621. That's a...

LOOK: Tacloban Astrodome Proved Fickle Refuge For Typhoon Victims

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Close your eyes and hold your breath, and you could imagine you are in a normal sports stadium. You hear a ball bouncin...

Mass Burial In Typhoon-Struck City

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU and OLIVER TEVES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — A city devastated by last week's typhoon buried some of its dead in a mass grave in a hillside cemetery on Thursday, a ...

Dear Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Bino A. Realuyo

I wish you courage as you remind the world that no one wins a war declared against nature. I wish you a torch of light and truth as you fight those who will keep telling you that forgiveness can only be found in silence. I wish you a weapon called voice.

Clinic In Typhoon-Hit City Faces Crisis

AP | JIM GOMEZ and KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — A run-down, single-story building with filthy floors at Tacloban's ruined airport has become the area's main medical ce...

Typhoon Survivor: It's Like The City Never Even Existed

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.13.2013 | World

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Two days before the typhoon hit, officials rolled through this city with bullhorns, urging residents to get to higher g...

Was The Philippines Ill-Prepared For A Monster Typhoon?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dead bodies clog the basement of the Tacloban City Convention Centre...

Typhoon Babies Fight For Survival

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stuart Grudgings TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - In the chapel of the only functioning public hospital in typhoon-ravaged...

A Survivor's Story in the Philippines

Carlos Holganza | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Carlos Holganza

I was going farther and farther out into the sea and all I saw were tips of coconut trees starting to disappear into the swelling water. Suddenly, I saw a child hugging tightly to a floating coconut tree.