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Huge needs remain 100 days after Philippines typhoon

The United Nations warned on Saturday that millions of survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon were still without adequate shelter 100 days after the disaster. "The authorities, UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, and the Filipino people should be commended for the pace of progress.... But we can not afford to be complacent," UN resident and humanitarian coordinator for the Philippines Luiza Carvalho said. "The need for durable shelter for millions of people whose homes were damaged or destroyed is critical," she said in a statement.

Philippine typhoon survivors brace for new storm

Hundreds of people who survived Super Typhoon Haiyan are bracing for a new storm that is expected to hit the central Philippines late Friday, officials said. Tropical storm Kajiki, packing maximum winds of 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour, is expected to hit the central island of Leyte before midnight, cutting through the archipelago as it heads towards the South China Sea, the government weather station said.

Death toll from Philippines storm climbs to 40

The death toll from the first storm to batter the disaster-prone Philippines this year has climbed to 40, officials said Sunday, as forecasters warned more heavy rain was on its way. "Lingling" -- a tropical depression -- has wreaked havoc across the southern island of Mindanao, affecting more than 580,000 people, 161,000 of whom have been displaced and moved to evacuation centres.

Thousands flee storm, persistent floods in Philippines

Thousands of people fled rising floods and an approaching storm in a fresh round of evacuations in the Philippines, officials said Friday as the death toll from a week of foul weather rose to 37. Nearly 13,000 people left their villages along the flooded banks of the Agusan river on the southern island of Mindanao in the past 24 hours, the civil defence office in the region said in an updated report. "The rains come to this region around this time, but this year has been terrible," John Uayan, an operations official for the government agency, told AFP.

Death toll from Philippine landslides, floods up to 22

Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated as floods and landslides hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said Tuesday. Torrential rain struck the eastern section of Mindanao island at the weekend, unleashing a fresh round of misery for survivors of Typhoon Bopha, civil defence officials said.

Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone

Survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud Wednesday as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts to retain some holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation. Groups of children in plastic raincoats braved the incessant rain in the devastated central city of Tacloban, knocking on doors in trick-or-treat fashion and beseeching pedestrians for candies, coins and other Christmas presents.

Philippine typhoon death toll rising by eight daily

Relief teams are still finding eight to 10 dead bodies a day, more than a month after Super Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines, a civil defence official said Sunday. The number of casualties, which the government placed at 6,057 dead and 1,779 missing, is almost certain to rise, said Rey Gozon, civil defence director for the areas hardest-hit by the killer storm. "For our region, we are still collecting bodies. We are getting an average eight to 10 additional dead bodies every day," he told AFP.

Philippine typhoon death toll nears 6,000

Philippine typhoon death toll nears 6,000 MANILA, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from super typhoon Haiyan, locally named Yolanda, has risen to 5,924, the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) said Monday. The NDRRMC said the typhoon, which slammed into central Philippines on Nov. 8, injured 27,022 others while 1,779 individuals remain missing. Of the 12.28 million people affected by the typhoon, close to 4 million are homeless and are housed in evacuation centers.

Bad weather kills two, forces mass evacuation in Italy

ROME, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) - Two people were killed and around 1,500 others were forced to evacuation after violent torrential rains struck central and southern Italy on Monday, media reports said. A 30-year-old man was swept away by a giant wave while he was fishing with a friend at the mouth of a river near the southern city of Cosenza. The other man was injured. In central Italy, a 57-year-old woman was found dead in her flooded car in an underpass on the outskirts of Pescara after her husband had searched her for several hours.

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines rises to 5,632

Death toll from typhoon Haiyan in Philippines rises to 5,632 MANILA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines rose to 5,632, the Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Saturday morning. According to the agency, 34 bodies have been recovered in central Tacloban city, one of the worst affected areas in the disaster, adding the number of fatalites to 5,632 from Thursday's 5,598.
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