The Jose Favella Hospital in Manila has one of the busiest maternity wards in the world, with an average of 60 births per day. The Philippines is grappling with a population boom, where in the past three decades the number of residents has doubled from 45 million to 100 million.
PBS NewsHour producer Brian Epstein traveled to the city of Tacloban in the Philippines seven months after Typhoon Haiyan struck to survey recovery efforts. Continue reading
Eight months after Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest to ever make landfall, pummeled the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, reconstruction is still lagging and citizens are living in deplorable conditions. Continue reading
Six months after Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippines, NewsHour Weekend traveled to one of the hardest hit parts of the country, Tacloban, to report on how the recovery effort has progressed. Continue reading
Despite strides for the recovery efforts in the typhoon-ravaged Philippines, relief workers have yet to reach some islands. Angus Walker of Independent Television News reports from an outlying village near hard-hit Tacloban, where some families have found shelter in crypts. Continue reading
Lack of food, medicine and little access to water adds to the great sense of uncertainty among displaced and desperate typhoon survivors in the Philippines. John Irvine and John Sparks of Independent Television News file two reports from the cities of Tacloban and Ormoc about the destruction and how people are coping. Continue reading
After one of the most powerful typhoons in recorded history struck the Philippines over the weekend, aid organizations and the government scrambled to provide residents with their most basic needs of food and water on Monday. Meanwhile, survivors lined the streets with the bodies of those killed during the storm. Continue reading
Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines in November 2013, wiping away houses and leaving survivors in search of food and water. View photos of one of the hardest hit cities, Tacloban, on the eastern coast. Continue reading