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Typhoon Haiyan: Logistical 'Logjam' Preventing Aid From Reaching Millions in Desperate Need


World  (tags: Haiya, haiyan, world, politics, Refugees&Relief, disaster inthephillipines, humanitarian crisis )

Cal
- 410 days ago - worldnews.nbcnews.com
Damaged roads and airports in the Philippines are hampering international effort to help desperate victims six days after one of the most violent storms to ever make landfall, Typhoon Haiyan, slammed into the country.



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Sue Matheson (76)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 3:48 pm
thanks
 

Maureen C. (3)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 8:54 pm
... and, as our news pointed out, a lot of government people were also killed or displaced, making organization more difficult.

Various aid organizations had cargo planes loaded with relief supplies and were ready to go before this predicted-bad typhoon hit; but infrastructure and communications in the Philippines are now so bad that they've had trouble getting in.

Poor people over there, still waiting for help!
 

Shawna S. (44)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 9:49 pm
What a tragic story.
Mother Nature has such wrath. It's time people took the environment seriously.
Thanks Cal :")
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:21 am
Noted.
 

Jill Vickerman (424)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 5:31 am
Its nearly a week, and not only the people are suffering, also the animals ... what happens when masses of people are so starving? they will be forced to eat their pets! they will start to eat whatever they can find.
 

. (0)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 7:02 am
Very tragic! I hope they get the help they need soon. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Avril Lomas (0)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 12:43 pm
The Government in Manila was woefully unable to handle this situation, (Yes climate change is real folks,but do not tell Imhoffe and friends)
However I had another thought . The Idiots in the USA (AKA TEA PARTY) demand less Government.
We should ask the populaion of Tacloban. "Hows that working out for you ?"More government could have saved lives. ,planning after the event is futile.
Kudos however to the USA for stepping right in with aid.Thank You Washington.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (184)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
To straszne, co ten huragan zrobił, mam nadzieję, że pomoc będzie dostarczona szybko, mój kraj też włączył się w pomoc.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (115)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:16 pm
noted, thanks
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 2:17 pm
Horrific. Treat each day as a blessing, we never know when one event will totally turn our own lives upside down. We must be more vocal to our Leaders to make National priorities the world over for green energy and phase out these fossil fuels.
 
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