Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Help is arriving. Shelter kits are loaded onto trucks. PHOTO: DFID--UK DEPT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEV/ CC, FLICKR

Help is arriving. Shelter kits are loaded onto trucks.
PHOTO: DFID–UK DEPT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEV/ CC, FLICKR

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
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What is it like after the typhoon?

The cities have little food and water.

People are hungry and thirsty.

People are searching for food and water.

They have no shelter.

Doctors are desperate for medicines.

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A typhoon victim sits under an umbrella outside a tent. PHOTO -  MANSUNIDES / CC, FLICKR

A typhoon victim sits under an umbrella outside a tent.
PHOTO – MANSUNIDES / CC, FLICKR

Dead bodies lie in the streets.

It is getting worse by the day.

“There is no water, no food,” said one survivor. “People are just scavenging in the streets.”

Help is coming

The United Nations and many countries are sending money and help.

Canada is sending the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

Canadians are donating money to help.

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