Monday, 18 November 2013

Our World Tuesday. Typhoon in the Phillippines







All day long radio and TV have been broadcasting news about the Philippines and asking people to donate. All over the world actions are taken to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. To night there will be a special show on TV which will be conducted by politicians and other well known persons of the Netherlands. 

A devotee cries during Sunday Mass at Santo Nino Church in Tacloban. Photo: 17 November 2013 
 Many of those attending Sunday prayers are now homeless

Thousands of grieving survivors have attended church services in areas of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan nine days ago.

In many places, including the mostly flattened city of Tacloban in Leyte province, Masses were held in half-destroyed and flooded churches.

The international aid effort is starting to have a major impact, with Britain's HMS Daring warship joining the huge relief operation.

Haiyan killed more than 3,600 people

 

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10 comments:

Dina said...

And as if the situation in the Philippines was not bad enough, yesterday tornadoes and huge hailstones flattened parts of my home state, Illinois.
Mother Nature seems to be on a rampage.

Sylvia K said...

The devastation has been horrendous and my heart aches for those who have suffered in so many ways!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

It is good to see that at last today help is getting to even the remote places. It is the bewildered faces of the children which tear at my heart.

Gary Phillips said...

And the politicians and oil companies deny global warming. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So much sadness...my heart aches and Gary is right in his comment above mine here.

Cynthia said...

Such a sad and horrible tragedy. My heart aches for the people suffering.

eileeninmd said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of the Philippines. I hope they receive all the help they can get.

Arkansas Patti said...

The magnitude of destruction is hard to comprehend. Lately our globe is just one disaster after another, each trying to out do the last. It is up to us who are spared to care for those who weren't.

Gattina said...

It's the same over here we see terrible pictures on TV ! Finally the Belgian help arrived at destination, that had been a big problem too.
Once more we have to realize that maybe we can walk on the moon but against the nature's forces we are nothing !

Kay said...

Yes, we've made our donations to a Buddhist relief agency and Doctors Without Borders. We have a huge Filipino community here in Hawaii who are also doing everything they can. It is such a sad time.