Chaos, fear, and desperation in Philippines, as society in island nation begins to unravel

November 12, 2013 PHILIPPINES - Soldiers were forced to hold back thousands of desperate Filipinos as they rushed to board to military planes that could only evacuate a few hundred people from the typhoon-ravaged region. About 3,000 Tacloban residents walked for miles to queue for help at the airport but just two planes arrived to take survivors to Manila, the capital of Philippines. There were scenes of chaos and devastation as families, many of whom containing young children or elderly people, were held back by soldiers. When the two Philippine Air Force C-130s arrived, people surged forward past a broken iron fence, witnesses said. But only a few hundred made it aboard and the rest were left to wait in the rain, with few supplies. 

Thousands of bodies are being piled up on the streets after the devastating Typhoon Haiyan and aid agencies have warned the death toll will ‘rise sharply.’ Police and soldiers have the grim task of searching through the wreckage for bodies after entire villages and parts of cities were flattened. Makeshift mortuaries, set up in remaining intact buildings like churches, are overrun and body bags are being left outside in rows. Tens of millions of pounds worth of aid has been pledged by countries around the world and agencies say as many, as 10 million people in the developing country are in need of basic supplies such as shelter, clean water and food. Thousands of children have been killed in the category-five storm and one charity worker said two out of every five corpses she had seen were youngsters. –Daily Mail
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5 Responses to Chaos, fear, and desperation in Philippines, as society in island nation begins to unravel

  1. John says:

    This is a preview of what would happen if the grid went down in industrial countries that depend upon mechanization and electrical power just to eat and to go to the bathroom. Just like the Filipinos, Americans do not have any back up food buried in cache’s in safe locations.

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  2. Dennis E. says:

    The world’s most powerful storm ever recorded?
    Now comes the outbreak of disease and other pestilences………
    They may never recover in our lifetime and if earth changes start to occur as we believe, then no one will be able to help them because they will be busy caring for themselves.
    I hope this is not the beginning……..

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  3. Brandon says:

    This is absolutely devastating. The pictures I have seen show absolute ruin. Pray for these people.

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  4. tonic says:

    The full death toll is still not known.
    The Equator is becoming the most dangerous place to live on Earth going by the last dozen years.

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