<p></p><div class="media media-element-container media-default media-float-left"><div id="file-58535--4" class="file file-image file-image-jpeg"> <div class="content"> <img style="line-height: 1.538em; width: 251px; height: 167px; margin: 5px; float: left;" class="media-element file-default" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://media.pri.org/s3fs-public/styles/original_image/public/haiyan-typhoon-thumb.jpg?itok=_T7U4dOE" alt="Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on Nov. 7" title="Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines on Nov. 7" /> </div> </div> </div>Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, made landfall in the central Philippines on Nov. 7, 2013. It was among the strongest storms in recorded history, with winds up to 199 miles per hour. The United Nations estimates that more than 11 million are affected and close to 700,000 are homeless. While many municipalities have yet to report, Philippines President Benigno Aquino estimated the death toll at 2,500 less than a week after the storm hit. Food and water are in short supply in the hardest hit areas and, looking ahead, providing relief and rebuilding in remote areas is a challenge.
Typhoon Haiyan caused more damage than the Haiti earthquake or the Indonesian tsunami, displacing 4.1 million people and killing more than 6,300 people in the Philippines. Now a year later, there's still plenty of work to do for the government and international aid agencies.
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.
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.
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.
The Sunni-Shiite conflict erupted again in Lebanon on Tuesday, killing dozens and injuring many more. Lebanon has been relatively calm in recent years, but there have been concerns Syrian violence would spill over. Plus, local government corruption is slowing the typhoon response in the Philippines and Parisians are developing a taste for grasshoppers.
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.
Rob Ford is nothing if not a survivor. After being accused of patronizing prostitutes — a charge he denies — drinking and driving — a charge he admits to — and then making the sort of sexual comment that can't be repeated on a family-friendly website, he still hangs onto his job as mayor. Meanwhile, in Europe, it seems that in-flight phone calls may become OK. "Can you hear me now?" Ugh. Plus more in today's Global Scan.