Musical superstars performed at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night, in support of Filipinos who are still working to piece their lives back together in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan.
The storm’s devastation has hit close to home for many Filipinos praying at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Flushing, some of whom cannot get in touch with relatives back home.
The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previous figure of 2,360. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands. It said 1,140 people are missing and more than 12,000 injured.
In some cases, worried family members who haven’t heard from their loved ones are taking matters into their own hands.
Desperately needed food, water and medical aid are only trickling into this city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan.
The Philippine military said Monday it has confirmed 942 people have died in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan while stunned survivors picked through the remains of their homes.
As the Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands face a daunting relief effort, the U.S. and other governments and agencies are sending food, water and supplies to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
In one town alone, officials say there could be as many as 10,000 people dead. In another, at least 300 people are confirmed dead as rescue efforts swing into high gear.
The devastation sparked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has prompted people in the Tri-State Area to act – especially those with personal ties to the country.
Dramatic rescues were under way Saturday in the Philippines, after the historic super Typhoon Haiyan left behind massive destruction.
Images from the eye of the storm show mountains of debris floating through waterlogged streets, rain falling in torrential sheets and powerful winds bringing down trees and power lines.