Some 5 inches of rain fell Friday night, causing rivers to overflow and sending major mudslides that destroyed parts of southern Colombia and killed as many as 200 people, with many more injured or still missing.
Severe flooding has killed more than 240 in Pakistan and forced thousands more from their homes. With the Pakistani government wrapped in its own political drama, ordinary citizens have taken a central role in relief efforts and documenting the tragedy.
In the Philippines, sari-sari stores serve as neighborhood anchors —a combination of convenience store and stand-up pub. Now, nearly two months after the typhoon, Filipinos are trying to revive these small, but important shops.
What’s a bunch of trees worth? Well, if they save your town from the storm surge of a huge typhoon, you might say they’re invaluable. That’s what happened to the community of General MacArthur, in the Philippines, and its fate holds a lesson for coastal communities around the world.
Residents of the tiny island of Kayangel are trying to cope with a new life after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines, leveled their small community.
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.
Have you ever posted a selfie? You know — the self-shot self-portraits that are popular on social media sites? If you haven't, perhaps now's the time — though maybe you should consider an #unselfie.
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.
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.
Before slamming into the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan blew across the northern part of the Pacific island nation of Palau, wreaking havoc and elevating concerns about climate change.
Aid workers and military support from across the globe are pouring into the Philippines, including the USS George Washington and its naval group. But relief efforts are still stymied by bottlenecks at the few damaged airports and ports in the hardest-hit areas and the poor roads and other infrastructure in the country.