Some aid is finally reaching the worst-hit areas of the archipelago. But elsewhere, survivors are still hungry, thirsty and homeless.
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.
Officials in the Philippines are preparing for evacuations as Typhoon Nina approaches the northern part of the country. The storm is expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.
A typhoon packing gusts of up to 255 kph (158 mph) has made landfall into the eastern Philippines. The island's power and communications have been seriously disrupted.
Thousands of residents have been evacuated from remote provinces of the Philippines as the country braces itself for wild weather. The storm could reach an intensity similar to 2013's devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
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