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"I arrived in Tacloban on a US Navy Osprey on Friday 15 December – a week after the storm (...) I was looking only at the critical needs. The people were already focusing on their recovery"
It’s hard to see a future for Tacloban, one month on. But look beyond the shattered buildings, the piles of rubble, the smashed-up cars and you can see Tacloban rising
Indonesia needs better technology and more funding for research to assess wildfires on land converted for agriculture, scientist says
British photographer depicts horrors of India's biggest red light district,where some women are kept in cages and local police are in collusion with brothel owners
“Zero dead, zero missing, zero injured”. How did Balankayan town in Eastern Samar survive the monster typhoon? It all comes down to semantics and being prepared.
UNICEF shows how Myanmar’s immense reserves of gas, oil, gemstones and timber - which critics say have been used to enrich leaders and cronies - could be used to benefit the country’s children
School classes or emergency housing? Here is a solution to this humanitarian conundrum in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan
Dulag is a city in ruins. Four of every five houses are damaged, people drowned, livestock, crops, livelihoods—all destroyed in an instant. So why are people laughing in the streets today?
The climate talks have their faults, but they are one place developing countries have a say
There are fears that food will run out and there will be outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses like measles or diarrhoea
As the traditional aid funding pie gets smaller and aid agencies wring their hands over how to respond to weather- and conflict-related disasters, the private sector is jumping in to fill some of the gaps
Some communities in the central Philippines, hit by Typhoon Haiyan, still lack food, water and functioning markets, so are airdrops of food and water the solution?
Finding their way through legal systems can be frustratingly difficult for indigenous communities in Malaysia - and elsewhere
It's a scandal that in 2013 women still risk death by stoning in 15 countries. Incredibly, that number is now set to rise.
Ethically and legally challenging scenarios prompted lively debates among the diverse group.
Controversy in India over a life-saving vaccine is based on bad science and irresponsible media reports
Few Americans are opening up their wallets or even paying attention to news about the superstorm
Work on changing international refugee laws is needed as efforts to curb climate change fail