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Help Starting to Arrive in Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

By: CBS
By: CBS

Help is starting to arrive in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Nearly 2,000 people are dead; millions are struggling to survive.

The Filippino military struggled to keep order at Tacloban's airport.

800,000 people were evacuated in advance of the typhoon, and many of those who remain are now trying to get out.

"Everything is gone - the houses; there's nothing to eat and nothing to drink," said one displaced woman.

The Typhoon damaged or destroyed an estimated 23,000 homes displacing more than 600,000 people. Many of the dead remain unburied.

One woman says rescuers have not come back in days and asks why haven't they returned to recover the bodies?

Severe food and water shortages are adding to the crisis.

Aid organizations like the Red Cross and Team Rubicon are beginning to arrive. Local doctors say they are running low on medicine. More U.S. military help is coming .

"We're gonna go as fast as we can to help the people in need," said Capt. Thomas Disy.

The George Washington strike group is on its way from Hong Kong. And at Tacloban's airport C-130 cargo planes are flying in tons of food, water and other supplies, but with Tacloban in ruins, many are still waiting for help.

If you'd like to help out, experts say the most effective way is through cash donations to humanitarian groups aiding the disaster.


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