Typhoon creates a tragedy worse then man could know


Philippines Typhoon

Relief for the people in to the people in the Philippines has been sent out at record speed from Chinese Red Cross workers, a medical team and a large hospital ship will be sent to assist the Philippines, China’s Foreign Ministry said. The question said by many on social platforms is, during this economic position do we have the funding or the quantity of supply to send to the people of  the Philippines. The Typhoon hit the shores of the Philippines On 8th November, killing an estimated 3,974 people of bodies that have been found and a further 1,186 are missing, with about 500,000 people homeless, according to the latest official figures.

The UK efforts beginning the night of the tragedy, The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), a group of 14 aid charities, have been “amazed by the generosity” of the people in the UK reaching £50m already thought he telecom appeal, and organisation by individuals and large charity bases generating support.

Typhoon Haiyan being the most powerful storms ever recorded on land, with winds exceeding 320km/h (200 mph) unleashing massive waves. Tacloban’s airport was left in ruins. When figures were released Britain also announced that they will be giving  an extra £30m ($50m) in emergency aid, bringing UK assistance to £50m, Prime Minister David Cameron announced. The UK Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) said donations from the public had reached £33m.

 

 

 

HMS Daring has spent the last three days carrying out its reconnaissance work, using a helicopter to survey the areas which have not yet been reached by international relief teams Justine Greening said large amounts of relief supplies were reaching the country. The Lynx helicopter will now be used to fly shelter kits, food and medical supplies to the areas,  Greening told BBC Breakfast “I think we’re likely to continue to review whether we need to do more”.

It was so unfortunate and damaging for a country endowed with many fine beaches and a growing tourism industry but hit by a cater strophic natural disaster such as Typhoon Haiyan. To help with establishing a working infrastructure in the Philippines US Navy helicopters have been dropping food, water and other supplies from the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, which arrived off the coast on Thursday.

Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes. It is often buffeted by typhoons and other storms, but nothing like Haiyan. There was no preparation for this storm and it is clear from the impact it has had only island there was little they could do with hindsight knowledge to prevent the numbers of people being lost or the devastation that it has done to the country’s infrastructure/economy.

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