After the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, hundreds of thousands in the Philippines urgently need help. The 200,000 inhabitants of the destroyed port city of Tacloban are among those hardest hit.
More than 12,000 people in the Philippines have evacuated areas near Mayon Volcano, as experts warn of a possible "hazardous eruption." The lava flow has reached some areas around three kilometres away from the volcano.
A mall blaze in the southern Philippines city of Davao is feared to have killed dozens of employees of an American-linked call-center on its top floor. The fire brings added tragedy to a region hit by a tropical storm.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
A Philippine ferry carrying over 250 passengers has capsized off an island south of Manila. Reports suggest at least four people have died as rescue efforts remain ongoing.
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