November 12, 2013
It has the been reported that 1,700 have died from this tragic typhoon in the Philippines. The destruction and devastation is long-term on the people, environment and infrastructure. The process for gaining supplies and fresh water in times when water is contaminated is a heavy burden to the lives of those who remain.
It was reported, “Most residents spent the night under pouring rain wherever they could – in the ruins of destroyed houses, in the open along roadsides and shredded trees. Some slept under tents brought in by the government or relief groups,” reports CBS at Philippines typhoon victims beg for help as aid slowly trickles in
As we consider the lives of the people the “local doctors said they were desperate for medicine. Beside the ruined airport tower, at a small makeshift clinic with shattered windows, army and air force medics said they had treated around 1,000 people since the typhoon for cuts, bruises, lacerations and deep wounds.”
It is necessary to send supplies, aid and emergency services support to manage the destruction that will not soon be solved especially in an economically challenged nation.
It is time to give to the organizations such as, American Red Cross and others to support the people in the Philippines.