A devastating weather disaster halfway around the world. A typhoon battered the Philippines and now one million people have been forced into shelters. The people there are no strangers to destruction.
The situation in the Philippines grows more dire as people struggle to find food, clean water and even shelter after Typhoon Haiyan. An estimated 600,000 people are homeless, taking shelter wherever they can. The official death toll is 2,300 but it is expected to rise. A massive international aid effort is underway and some people from Maryland are preparing to go into the hardest-hit islands.
Frustration and desperation in the Philippines. Eleven million survivors are living among piles of debris and bodies. Truckloads of aid are arriving in the islands but the trucks can’t reach the hardest-hit areas.
Desperation in the Philippines. Millions of residents are struggling to survive after Typhoon Haiyan left much of the area in ruins. Aid is slowly starting to arrive.
The devastation is tremendous in the Philippines, where thousands of people are presumed dead after the biggest storm in history swept through the area. The need is dire in that area and Catholic Relief Services here in Baltimore already has people on the ground to help.