Aid agencies around the country, and around the world, are working around the clock to ensure relief is brought to the thousands left stricken by the storm. We are incredibly proud of the work we do but there is a long way to go.
Emblazoned with the words “UK aid from the British people”, two JCB diggers, two Land Rovers and a forklift truck are being
WWF firmly believes that it is time for the deadlock to be broken. What better motivation can the negotiators have than see the loss and damage currently being experienced in the storm-ravaged Philippines?
Taken overall, it is clear that storms increasing have a space and time variability, non-uniformity, and much higher level complexity of wind, than traditional engineering has catered for. As Typhoon Haiyan reminds us, we must therefore adopt a new engineering approach to enable our preparedness.
Britain is to give the Philippines more than £6 million in aid to help the country recover from the devastating super typhoon
As I type, the death toll in the Philippines stands at a suspected 1,200 people, with an expectation that that number can only grow. Bodies lie in rivers; towns have been razed to the ground thanks to Typhoon Haiyan wreaking havoc across a country that needs no introduction to the devastation a natural disaster can cause. Having family living in Manila myself, I am used to paying more attention than the average Brit each time the country makes headlines, whether that be for earthquakes, kidnappings, civil unrest or charges of corruption. This time round, the whole world has its focus.
Britain has committed almost £6 million of emergency help and sent additional experts to the Philippines to help with the
The body count from the havoc wrought by typhoon Haiyan could be ten times as many as first feared, with up to 1,200 people
UPDATE: The Red Cross estimate 1,200 have been killed in the typhoon Hundreds of bodies are still lying in the streets in
Four people have died and thousands have fled as the "strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in world history", Super