a woman with her left leg amputated at the knee sits in a doorway

For Filipinos with disabilities, climate change and natural disasters are a dangerous mix

Climate Change

Climate change-related disasters have the potential to disrupt access to caregivers, assistive devices and medical supplies, which many people with a physical disability depend on, says Alex Ghenis of the Berkeley, California-based World Institute on Disability.

Jing Geronimo, inmate Roberto Maanyo, and their son Robert James outside the small shack the family shares on the grounds of the Leyte Provincial Prison on the outskirts of Tacloban.

In typhoon-hit Tacloban, some families have moved into the local prison

Patella, Jim Houck’s 4-year-old human remains detection dog, arrives on the tarmac in Tacloban.

An American and his dog help bring closure to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

Rene Celis stands in the ruins of Barangay Pampango, a seaside neighborhood in Tacloban that was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. Celis was the neighborhood leader—or “captain.”

Filipinos made homeless by Typhoon Haiyan struggle with where to rebuild

Development & Education

Saved by the Mangroves? A Philippine town dodges Haiyan’s storm surge


Iranian culture? Which one?

Global Scan

Iran’s been in the spotlight because of the agreement reached on its nuclear program. In Iran, the reaction has been positive, no matter which side of the country’s culture people sit on. Plus, an independent Scotland? Scots will be voting and the campaign is on. That and more, in today’s Global Scan.

David Guttenfelder photographs the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Stunning photos document the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan


AP photojournalist David Guttenfelder has been covering the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan and documenting the disaster via his Instagram feed. Some of his images, particularly of a newborn baby being kept alive by her parents hand-pumping oxygen into her lungs, are haunting.

The Vergara family is rebuilding a home on the site of the one devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, using lumber and corrugated tin gathered from the wreckage.

This simple story shows what it means for survivors to rebuild their lives after Typhoon Haiyan

Development & Education

The Vergera family had 10 people before the storm. Now, there are three. They live on one meal a day amidst the debris, barricaded from thieves at night. But leaving is out of the question, at least for now.

US Navy aid distribution in the Philippines

Philippine President Aquino vows to take care of his people, but many are skeptical

Development & Education

For many Filipinos, Philippine President Benigno Aquino’s visit to the typhoon-stricken city of Tacloban seems too little, too late. And the challenges to rebuilding the main staples of the economy – rice and fish – are daunting.

Typhoon Haiyan

‘I’ve never walked through an area with so many bodies’

Development & Education

One week after Typhoon Haiyan, or Typhoon Yolanda is it is known locally, ravaged the central Philippines, the scope of the tragedy is still hard to grasp. One reporter describes the situation today in Tacloban.