In Batanes, the northernmost islands of the Philippines, a small indigenous population routinely survives the most violent storms in the world. But in an era of unprecedented weather disturbances, can centuries-old methods of adaptation survive modernization and economic struggle?
Houssam Hammoudi traveled across the world in search of his fiancée, Grace.
The super typhoon hit the Philippines with 195 mph winds and a 20-foot high wall of water that killed more than 2,300 people.
Filipino survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan asked photographer John Javellana to share their pictures on Facebook and Twitter to help find their friends and family.
“People are dirty, hungry, and thirsty,” one shop owner in Tacloban said. “A few more days and they will begin to kill each other.”
The full scale of the disaster in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan is still being assessed, but the initial reports are already horrifying.
A food truck from the Red Cross had to turn back after it was nearly hijacked by hungry people. UPDATE: The official death toll reaches 1,744 in the Philippines.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the millions of people affected by this devastating storm,” the president said in a statement on Sunday.
At least 13 people were killed and 81 injured according to the Voice of Vietnam.
The category 5 typhoon was one of the strongest storms in recorded history.
Updated: Some reports put the death toll as high as 10,000.
Supertyphoon Haiyan is intensifying and is on a path towards the Philippines.