Having been struck by a super typhoon, the Philippines was declared to be in a state of calamity. Typhoon Haiyan a Category-5 typhoon, was proclaimed to be the strongest typhoon in the world. With winds at 250 kilometers an hour, it was not plausible for the people to salvage their belongings, let alone themselves. According to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24954011, the UN confirmed 4,460 dead as of November 15, 2013. Many bodies are still expected to be found.
The roads for transportation have been either destroyed or blocked, making relief goods and donations difficult to reach. Homes were flattened and wrecked. Everything was wiped out.
A few days having passed the exit of the typhoon from the country, relief goods are being able to be sent to the places affected. Still, the survivors are desperate for food, water, shelter, clothing, and security. Typhoon Haiyan has left hundreds of thousands of Filipinos homeless.
With the help of many foreign nations, assistance and aid are being given to the victims. We Filipinos are so touched and grateful for all the support and love everyone is giving. Though grief may still be the prominent emotion in our hearts, hand in hand and with everyone’s help, the Filipinos WILL get through this catastrophe.
P.S. Here are some contacts if you want to lend a hand.
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