The Philippines is still in a dire state of crisis after being ravaged by a recent typhoon. The body count is a long way off, yet many are still without food, medicine, and drinking water. Early estimates put the death toll at 10,000 or more. Imagine Katrina on a larger scale in a less affluent country.
According to an article in Yahoo, the hardest-hit city, Tacloban, looked like "a garbage dump from the air." The aftermath of possibly the most powerful and devastating storms to hit land, with 147-mph winds that threw up 20-foot walls of seawater.
At least 9.7 million people in 41 provinces have been affected by Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines. Even though many people were evacuated, many shelters did not withstand the storm.
If you haven't done so already, please get in touch with any of the following agencies, courtesy of Yahoo, to provide much-needed assistance to victims in the form of clean water, food, medicine and shelter: