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Typhoon Philippines

Child Labor Spikes After Super Typhoon

AP | Posted 06.11.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nation's labor agency says a study has found more children toiling in harsh and dangerous work in Philippine v...

Americans Don't Really Care About Typhoon Haiyan, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.29.2013 | Impact

It was one of the strongest storms in world history, but even so, Americans aren’t that interested in Typhoon Haiyan, a new study shows. After su...

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 ...

Coke Suspends Ad Campaign For Best Reason You Could Imagine

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact

Even while Coke sales are declining, the soft drink giant is still putting its advertising on hold to focus on a more important cause. Coca-Cola an...

Displaced Typhoon Survivors Struggle To Rebuild Lives

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 11.25.2013 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Romnick Abadines' heart pounded as a Philippine air force C-130 carried him above typhoon-wrecked Tacloban city. He had n...

'Miracle' Babies Born After Typhoon Underscore Need For Adequate Postnatal Care

Evan Shuurman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Evan Shuurman

Little Jolie wriggles around in his sleep, stretching and yawning and rubbing his face with his small hands, which are barely bigger than a soft-drink bottle cap. His mother wipes away tears as she watches over him, still overwhelmed by the fact they're both alive. She says he's her miracle.

Typhoon Survivors Who Lost Everything Find Joy Amid Ruins

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.20.2013 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — They found the hoop in the ruins of their obliterated neighborhood. They propped up the backboard with broken wood beam...

The Philippines Exhausts Its Alphabet of Natural Disasters

Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Burgui Iguzkiza

Less than one year ago, typhoon Pablo struck the country. Between then and now, there were enough storms to use up names starting with letters P through Y. Then, this week, Zoraida made landfall. That was the last straw.

Philippine Government Promises Aid Transparency Amid Typhoon Corruption Scandals

AP | NICK PERRY and OLIVER TEVES | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — When a newspaper for Filipino workers in New Zealand told readers how to donate to the typhoon relief effort in their h...

Resilient Residents Begin Rebuilding Their Lives Post-Typhoon

AP | TODD PITMAN | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GUIUAN, Philippines (AP) -- The knock of hammer on nail, the buzz of chain saws, the swish of brooms clearing up debris from wrecked homes and yards: ...

The Best Way To Help Typhoon Victims

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact

Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hung...

Philippines President Under Pressure As U.S. Aircraft Carrier Arives

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stuart Grudgings and Andrew R.C. Marshall TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino was under g...

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.

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...

8 Crushed To Death In Post-Typhoon Scramble For Food

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Stuart Grudgings TACLOBAN, Philippines, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Desperation gripped Philippine islands devastat...

Before And After Photos Show Exactly Why The Philippines Needs Your Help After Haiyan

Posted 11.13.2013 | World

Aid continues to trickle into the Philippines as the island nation reels in the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Officials said Tuesday more than 1,700 ...

Is This The Best Humanity Can Do For The Philippines? | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

Now that a storm, perhaps the most powerful in recorded history, has struck the Philippines, with winds gusting to 170 mph, a storm surge exceeding 20...

After Typhoon, Filipino Expats Struggle To Reach Family

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and RAQUEL MARIA DILLON | Posted 09.17.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Armi Go called her 81-year-old mother in the Philippine city of Tacloban, the rain from the approaching typhoon was...

LOOK: Aerial Photos Reveal Devastation In The Philippines

Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Thousands of images capturing the heartache and destruction of Typhoon Haiyan have poured out of the Philippines in the last five days, but few have c...

Snapshots From Philippines Typhoon Disaster Zone

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

-- Four days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated islands in the central Philippines, survivors are desperate for food and clamoring to be evacuated. Here...

Typhoon Response Highlights Philippines' Weak Infrastructure

AP | KELVIN CHAN and TERESA CEROJANO | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Under a reforming president, the Philippines emerged as a rising economic star in Asia but the trail of death and destruc...

Typhoon Hero Who Saved Trapped Families In Philippines Was 'Just Working On Human Instinct'

Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact

He thought there was a good chance he wouldn’t make it through Typhoon Haiyan, but Jonathan Fitzpatrick decided that if these were his last moments ...

LOOK: Typhoon Haiyan Devastation Continues (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Posted 11.12.2013 | World

Though Typhoon Haiyan has passed through the Philippines, the horrors are by no means over. Photos from the storm's aftermath depict an apocalyptic sc...

Al Jazeera Reporter Just Barely Survives Typhoon Haiyan

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 11.11.2013 | Media

A reporter with Al Jazeera in the Philippines lived through a horrendous nightmare on Friday when she was caught in the middle of Typhoon Haiyan in th...

NBA, NBPA Donate $250,000 To Typhoon Relief Efforts

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF's emergency r...