Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms in recorded history with winds reaching up to 200 mph, is continuing to have a devastating effect on the Philippines.
The storm struck the eastern shores of the country on Friday and continued to rage across the weekend, leaving severe destruction in its path.
Although the typhoon has now moved on to make landfall in northern Vietnam, where it has since weakened to tropical storm status, the Philippines is still suffering the effects of the catastrophe.
The country is no stranger to large-scale storms – Haiyan is the 25th tropical storm to hit the island group this year.
Tearfund said its local partners were working year-round with vulnerable communities to provide response training in the case of emergencies.
Early warning systems also meant that large-scale evacuations were implemented in advance of the typhoon.
However, despite the quick response of emergency services and humanitarian agencies, and initial hopes that the number of casualties would be low, the death toll has continued to climb.