As we speak, the people of the Philippines are suffering the after-effects of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, officials predicted that the death toll could reach 1,200 or more.
“We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province,” Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas where Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.
That’s just what we know right now. The devastation by the time you read this is likely much, much higher. It has been described as the most powerful storm in recorded history and we need to take action immediately to help those who are struggling in its wake.