|archmage||Date: Tuesday, 12-November-2013, 1:07 PM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
|State of calamity declared in the Philippines with warnings of rising death toll |
Hundreds of survivors of Friday's powerful typhoon, which ravaged the central Philippines, gathered at Tacloban airport on Monday in the hope of being evacuated from their flattened city.
Most had nothing left to stay for and feared for their lives as what food and water was available began running out.
Tacloban appears to have borne the brunt of Typhoon Haiyan but once rescue workers reach the more remote coastal villages there are fears the estimated death toll of 10,000 will rise sharply.
Meanwhile many like Ellen Kordial, whose house was submerged in the nearby village of San Jose, feel abandoned.
"The priority is to feed the survivors and to bury the dead" - that was the message as international relief efforts intensified faced with the extent of suffering in the Philippines.
The Philippines climate change commissioner gave a passionate, emotional speech at the start of the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) on Monday\
C4 News reports from from Roxas in the Philippines, one of the cities in the track of Friday's Typhoon Haiyan. Around 50,000 people were left homeless in this city alone. .
Message edited by archmage - Tuesday, 12-November-2013, 1:17 PM
|arya||Date: Tuesday, 12-November-2013, 1:33 PM | Message # 2|
These shocking aerial pictures reveal the truly devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippines.
. Report by Andrea Lilly.
Officials in Tacloban, which bore the brunt of one of the strongest storms ever recorded when it slammed into the Philippines on Friday, have said the death toll could be 10,000 in their city alone.
After being hit by one of the most powerful typhoons to ever make landfall, the Philippine city of Tacloban has become a hotbed of looting and crime as law and order break down. The country's President Benigno Aquino said he is considering declaring a state of emergency and martial law in Tacloban, which includes curfews, and increased security.