Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of the Philippines on Friday, November 8th. Today, five days after one of the strongest storms ever recorded slammed into cities and towns in the central Philippines, anger and frustration have boiled over as essential supplies dwindled. Some survivors scrawled signs reading “Help us”. Tacloban city administrator Tecson John Lim said 90 percent of the coastal city of 220,000 people had been destroyed, with only 20 percent of residents receiving aid. Houses were now being looted because warehouses were empty, he said. Many survivors are in the clutches of desperation as they panic over shortages of food, water and medicine. After digging up and mashing a pipe line in sheer desperation, Christopher Dorano, 38, says “We don’t know if it’s safe. We need to boil it. But at least we have something,”
As the death toll rises, we are ask that you would join us and intercede on the Philippines behalf. May God bring his comfort to the suffering and may there be a light at the end of the tunnel.