Disaster follows disaster in the Philippines
‘”WORSE THAN hell.” That’s how Magina Fernandez, a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan in the now-decimated Philippines city of Tacloban, described the aftermath of the storm to CNN.
With 10,000 or more estimated dead, entire cities leveled and hundreds of thousands of weary survivors desperately seeking supplies and relief, Haiyan has caused–on top of the massive storm destruction across the country–a humanitarian crisis of immense proportions.
And behind the immediate crisis caused by the storm are a series of questions that demand answers: What made Haiyan so powerful–perhaps the strongest storm in recorded history? Could the island nation of the Philippines have been better prepared? And above all else: What will it take to help the survivors now–and make sure a repeat of this devastation never occurs?’