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Typhoon Haiyan: A Choice to Either 'Distribute Food or Collect Bodies'

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Seven days after the powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, aid was still slow to trickle in to desperate survivors due to a paralyzed infrastructure and widespread looting.

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David C (25)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 3:43 pm
" Heaven and earth are ruthless, and treat the myriad creatures as straw dogs(*). "
-- TaoTeChing.V in D.C.Lau's translation
*) other translation: 'puppets made of straw' [which are burned after use on one holy day]

maybe, just maybe, there might also be a choice between collecting bodies now or distributing food and having to collect even more bodies in a couple of years or a few ?


Bryna P (139)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 4:03 pm
I can't believe there would be any question. Feed the living; then deal with the bodies. Thank you! (n, p, t)

S J (130)
Thursday November 14, 2013, 5:06 pm
I feel so sorry for the people of the Philippines and I am so furious with my country and ASEAN countries for they are so slowly response to the disaster. Private sectors, people and NGOs here are more active, but I hope I can help more than your two choices, Cal.

Many thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:22 am
I hate i8t when those are my only options.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:04 am
Sadly noted. Amitabha.

Mike M (43)
Friday November 15, 2013, 10:42 am
Vey sad to have to deal with either of those options

Vita P (40)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:09 pm
The survivors must be helped first!....
Thank you for posting.

Stardust N (38)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:27 pm
Take care of the people who are alive first, why even think of anything else! The bodies will be there, these people who are alive won't be if they are not taken care of.

Friday November 15, 2013, 12:28 pm

Roger G (154)
Friday November 15, 2013, 12:46 pm
noted, thanks

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday November 15, 2013, 1:04 pm

Birgit W (160)
Friday November 15, 2013, 2:03 pm
Help the living first. Thanks.

Colleen L (3)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:11 pm
I Agree that food and aid should be given to the living. Whomever is thinkig of the opposite is insame. Thanks Cal

Judith C (159)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:20 pm

Jessica K (103)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:24 pm
I can understand that they want to collect the bodies soon to prevent disease, but untreated water and malnutrition won't make things any better. Please feed these people. My hearts and prayers go out to them. Noted, and thanks.

Dotti L (85)
Friday November 15, 2013, 3:48 pm
Feed the living first. Can anyone tell me, which is the best organization to make a donation?

Patsy Olive (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:18 pm
This makes me so angry that I could nails.Why don't they air drop food and water in the hardest hit places.

Patsy Olive (0)
Friday November 15, 2013, 5:20 pm
I left out chew nails, I am really upset about this.
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