More than 650,000 people were evacuating from coastal villages in the Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit made landfall early Saturday, causing downed power lines and trees and canceling more than 150 fights. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
To mark the one-year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan that killed at least 6,300 people and displaced millions of others, Filipino artists painted murals on the outer walls of a public cemetery in Tacloban, the city hardest hit by the typhoon on Nov. 8, 2013.
NEW YORK — Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response to the Ebola epidemic is far less robust, and experts are wondering why. Continue reading
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
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
The year 2013 had many defining moments. The Roman Catholic Church ushered in a new pope, the number of Syrian refugees crossed the 2 million mark, and the Philippines endured the thrashing of a super typhoon. Which world event — including those we didn’t highlight here — had the biggest impact on you? Continue reading
World leaders convened for the Warsaw Climate Change Conference this month, working towards an expanded commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Judy Woodruff talks to ActionAid USA’s Brandon Wu and Harvard University’s Robert Stavins about the political challenges ahead in order to curb climate change on a global scale. Continue reading
#PHOTO: Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan at a religious procession on the Philippine island of Leyte by @philippe_lopez pic.twitter.com/yV0RSigcKd — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) November 18, 2013
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