Philippines Devastated After Super Typhoon Haiyan

Monday, November 11, 2013

Two young boys look at the devastation in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

About 10,000 are feared dead in the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.

The storm, which produced winds of up to 195 mph, has affected some 4.5 million people. U.S. officials have sent about 90 U.S. Marines and sailors to the Philippines to assist in relief efforts, and the United Nations is also stepping up operations, with UNICEF rushing emergency supplies to the Philippines.

“UNICEF's first priorities are focused on life-saving interventions—getting essential medicines, nutrition supplies, safe water and hygiene supplies to children and families,” said UNICEF's representative in the Philippines, Tomoo Hozumi.

Joining The Takeaway to explain what's happening on the ground is Orla Fagan, Humanitarian Affairs Officer for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Want to help? Contact one of these organizations to assist in the relief effort.

American Red Cross International Services


Call: 1-800-RED-CROSS

Mail donations: American Red Cross 601 N. Golden Circle Drive, Santa Ana, CA 92705


Giving Children Hope


Call: 714-523-4454


Filipino American Chamber of Commerce

Contact: Jun Jao, 949-751-8268


Philippine Red Cross


ABS-CBN Foundation



Orla Fagan


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]

Jean Roper from Newton ma

Please could you pose the question to veterans "Have they contemplated what could be done to reduce conflict and war?". Often these questions are seen as disrespectful to those that have suffered and given their lives and to their families in the military. I certainly mean no disrespect but it often occurs to me how we fight terrible wars and either things don't seem much better or sometimes worse when the war is over or a few years later people we fought against are now our friends. How do veterans who have suffered in wars perceive these issues?

Nov. 11 2013 02:06 PM

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