Typhoon Haiyan: BBC reports from the Philippines

  • 14 November 2013
  • From the section Asia

BBC correspondents are in some of the places worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Below is a selection of their reports on the devastation and the rescue operation.

Tacloban, 19 November: Patients queue for medical help

Rajesh Mirchandani visits a field hospital set up by German and Belgian medics in Palo, near Tacloban

Media captionThe BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani takes a look around a field hospital set up by German and Belgian medics in Palo, near Tacloban

Guiuan, 17 November: Desperate scramble for aid from the air

Rajini Vaidyanathan reports from a US helicopter as it distributes aid to remote areas.

Media captionFilipinos desperately scramble for aid which is starting to arrive from the air, as Rajini Vaidyanathan reports

Tacloban, 15 November: The view of the devastation from a helicopter

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani says that from the air the city of Tacloban is in ruins one week on.

Media captionThe BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani says that from the air the city of Tacloban still lies in ruins

Guiuan, 14 November: Desolation where the typhoon first hit land

Andrew Harding reaches the isolated villages where the typhoon first struck.

Media captionThe BBC's Andrew Harding: "The very first encounter between storm and land. Not much of a contest"

Island of Leyte, 14 November: Devastation beyond the city

Alastair Leithead says people are still waiting for aid on the island of Leyte almost a week after Typhoon Haiyan hit.

Media captionThe BBC's Alastair Leithead surveys the scene on the island of Leyte

Tacloban, 14 November: International aid 'finally arrives'

International aid finally reaches Tacloban as the city buries the dead, reports Rupert Wingfield-Hayes.

Media captionThe BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes: "There has been a dramatic change today"

Island of Leyte, 13 November: Joyful reunion amid typhoon anguish

The BBC's Alastair Leithead meets two sisters in search of their parents, as he took a boat from a remote part of Cebu to the island of Leyte.

Media captionThe BBC's Alastair Leithead took a boat from a remote part of Cebu to the island of Leyte

Tacloban, 13 November: Trapped teenager loses entire family

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes meets a 13-year-old girl who lost her entire family in the disaster.

Media captionThe BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes met a teenager who spent six days trapped alongside her dead family

Tacloban, 13 November: Churches become sanctuaries for homeless

Churches have become havens for people whose homes have been ripped apart, as George Alagiah reports.

Media captionThe BBC's George Alagiah: "A place for prayer now a place for sanctuary"

Tacloban, 13 November: At the airport as aid finally arrives

Impassable roads means that delivering aid by air has become essential, as Jonathan Head reports.

Media captionJonathan Head reports from Tacloban airport as aid begins to arrive

Tacloban, 13 November: Inside hospital that lacks basic supplies

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from a hospital that was completely flooded by the typhoon and lacks basic supplies and clean water.

Media captionThe BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from inside a Tacloban hospital

Tacloban, 13 November: Life at a makeshift shelter

Jon Donnison speaks to Jose, who is living inside a sports centre that is doubling up as a makeshift shelter for victims of the disaster.

Media captionTacloban resident: "People of the world, come to my city. We need help very badly"

Tacloban, 12 November: Desperate queues for food

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the wait for aid in Tacloban where some looting occurred on the fifth day after the typhoon.

Media captionRupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the wait for aid in Tacloban

Cebu, 12 November: Devastation witnessed from the air

The BBC's George Alagiah makes a helicopter journey over devastated areas.

Media captionGeorge Alagiah looks out from a helicopter at the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan

Tacloban, 12 November: Hungry survivors ransack warehouse

Jon Donnison reports from one of the worst-hit areas of Tacloban, where desperation for food has taken hold.

Media captionJon Donnison: "People are desperate to get hold of whatever food they can"

Tacloban, 12 November: On street destroyed by wall of water

Jon Donnison meets residents picking up the pieces in one of the worst hit areas of Tacloban.

Media captionThe BBC's Jon Donnison reports from a street destroyed by "a wall of water"

Cebu International Airport, 12 November: Aid planes stranded

Tim Willcox explains why planes carrying aid are being delayed from reaching the disaster zone.

Media captionPlanes carrying aid are stuck on the tarmac in Cebu, as BBC correspondent Tim Willcox reports

Tacloban, 12 November: Queuing for food in stinking black water

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from the flood waters in Tacloban, which are making conditions even worse for survivors.

Media captionBBC correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on the "stinking black water" left behind

Cebu, 12 November: How pair survived as house flattened

Alistair Leithead reports on one survival story from a street on the island of Cebu.

Media captionBBC correspondent Alastair Leithead: "The typhoon came into this building, ripped off the roof and tossed it 500 metres away"

Tacloban, 11 November: Families bury relatives

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports on relatives carrying victims on foot to a burial ground in Tacloban.

Media captionRupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tacloban where families have to bury their own dead

Manila, 11 November: Inside makeshift typhoon aid centre

George Alagiah is at a makeshift aid distribution centre at Manila airport.

Media captionThe BBC's George Alagiah reports from a makeshift distribution centre at Manila airport

Tacloban airport, 11 November: People queue to escape

Hundreds of desperate people are queuing to get out of Tacloban, says Jonathan Head.

Media caption"My house is totally gone, there is nothing left"

Cebu, 11 November: Towns suffer "80-90% damage"

Alistair Leithead is in Cebu province, where some towns suffered "80-90% damage", according to one disaster worker.

Media captionThe BBC's Alistair Leithead reports from Cebu province, where some towns have suffered "80-90% damage"

Tacloban, 10 November: Buildings destroyed

An estimated 80% of Tacloban has been destroyed, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

Media caption“An enormous four-metre storm surge swept into the coast, crushed all of these buildings”, reports Rupert Wingfield-Hayes