Grieving survivors of a monster typhoon in the mainly Catholic Philippines flocked to shattered churches Sunday, listening to soothing sermons and asking questions of God nine days after the storm ripped their communities apart.
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan flocked to ruined churches on Sunday, kneeling in prayer under torn roofs as the Philippines faced an enormous rebuilding task from the storm that killed at least 3,681 people and displaced 4 million.
Santo Nino church stands battered but tall in the ruins of its typhoon-shattered parish, a 124-year-old beacon of physical and spiritual sanctuary for a devout, traumatized community.
Japanese medics working to help victims of the Philippines typhoon have deployed wireless mobile X-ray kits using tablet computers, a world first in a disaster zone, a team spokesman said Saturday.
Israeli army medics have delivered a baby in the typhoon-hit central Philippines, and the grateful mother named him Israel.
Long-delayed emergency supplies flowed into the typhoon-ravaged central Philippines on Saturday, reaching desperate families who had to fend for themselves for days, as the United Nations more than doubled its estimate of homeless to nearly two million.
While the navies of the United States and its allies rushed to the aid of the typhoon-hit Philippines, a state-of-the-art Chinese hospital ship has stayed at home and in doing so has become a symbol of China's tepid response to the crisis.
U.S. Navy helicopters and planes Friday launched non-stop aid flights to desperate survivors of a super typhoon in the Philippines that killed thousands, igniting a global relief effort criticized for being too slow.
A huge U.S. aircraft carrier arrived off the coast of the typhoon-hit Philippines Thursday, offering hope of a dramatic up-tick in aid to destitute survivors as officials buried scores of rotting corpses.
Soldiers sat atop trucks distributing rice and water on Thursday in this typhoon-devastated city and chainsaw-wielding teams cut debris from blocked roads, small signs that a promised aid effort is beginning to pick up pace even as thousands flocked the airport, desperate to leave.