The death toll of this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 5,209. Learn more about the devastating typhoon.
The violence was not all caused by Haiyan. A Philippines senator said she's learned of reports of rapes and other crimes against women, some allegedly by prison escapees, PNA reported. But the U.S. military has said that violent crime is less of an obstacle to providing aid than is the debris that blocks roads.
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