US, UN respond to typhoon-devastated Philippines' with aid

Photos by AFP and photos courtesy of the US Marine Corps



A man paints a message reading "Help SOS We Need Food" on a basketball court in front of a ship that washed ashore at Anibong in Tacloban on Monday (November 11th). Three days earlier, Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed the country, killing an estimated 10,000 people, leaving millions more homeless and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The United States and UN mobilised emergency aid as the scale of the devastation emerged. [Noel Celis/AFP]

A NASA satellite image captures Super Typhoon Haiyan approaching Vietnam on Sunday (November 10th), two days after it devastated the Philippines. The power of the Category 4 storm temporarily interrupted all Filipino radio communications, isolated entire islands and wiped away entire communities. [AFP/NASA Handout]

A survivor walks among the debris of houses destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban on Monday (November 11th). With maximum sustained winds of 314kph and gusts up to 378kph, the storm shredded structures in its path. [Noel Celis/AFP]

Residents watch as looters grab goods thrown from a warehouse in Guiuan, Eastern Samar province in central Philippines on Monday (November 11th). Rescue workers struggled to bring aid to famished and destitute survivors in the aftermath of what may be the country's worst natural disaster. Eight people were crushed Wednesday when a stampede on a government rice store caused a wall to collapse. [Ted Aljibe/AFP]

Dead bodies line a makeshift morgue in Tacloban on Tuesday (November 12th) after Super Typhoon Haiyan swept over the Philippines. An estimated 10,000 are feared dead and scattered bodies of those killed in the storm cause concern of disease for survivors in the rain-soaked nation. [Philippe Lopez/AFP]

US Marines preparing to depart for the Philippines stack their gear Sunday (November 10th) at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan. Marines and sailors from 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade took part in surface and rescue efforts and transport support of aircraft and supplies. [Photo courtesy of US Marine Corps]

Philippine and US military personnel load relief goods for survivors in Tacloban on a US C-130 plane at a military base in Manila on Wednesday (November 11th). Australia pledged $28m in relief funding, while Indonesia and Malaysia pledged $1m each in cash and relief. [Jay Directo/AFP]

A Marine Lance Corporal and a member of the Philippine Air Force assist an injured Filipino woman off a US C-130 transport plane at Vilamore Air Base in Manila on Monday (November 11th). The Marines are assisting the Philippine government with humanitarian aid and disaster relief. [Photo courtesy of US Marine Corps.]

Philippine soldiers ride an armoured personnel carrier as they try to restore order in Tacloban in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan on Tuesday (November 11th). Hundreds of Philippine soldiers and police poured into the city to restore order. Soldiers killed two armed Communist insurgents who attacked an aid convoy en route to Tacloban on Tuesday. [Noel Celis/AFP]

Philippine, Singapore and US military personnel assist a civilian off a C-130 aircraft Wednesday (November 13th) at Villamor Air Base as part of the Operation Damayan evacuation of typhoon survivors from Tacloban to Manila. Philippine and US armed forces transported more than 107,000lbs of relief supplies, 140 relief and aid workers, and more than 160 displaced personnel. [Photo courtesy of US Marine Corps]

A mother wipes her daughter's face as they wait for a C-130 military transport flight out of Tacloban on Wednesday (November 13th). The US military ordered two amphibious ships to the Philippines to help victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. American aircraft carrier USS George Washington is bringing medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance. [Noel Celis/AFP]

The sun sets over a house damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan outside devastated Tacloban Domestic Airport on Tuesday (November 12th). Japan, Germany, Belgium, France, Vietnam and other nations throughout the world pledged recovery support. Citizens also donated cash, food and supplies. [Philippe Lopez/AFP]

Reader Comments

  • Alfius Rumkorem April 2, 2014 @ 02:04:35AM

    Be strong. Everything that happens on this Earth is the will of Allah. We from Papua wish to express our condolences to the thousands of victims who died. May Allah welcome them by His side.

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