Thanks From The Philippines...
Typhoon Haiyan swept through the country's central region on November 8th, bringing torrential rain and storm surges.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council says 5,796 people are confirmed dead and 1,779 others remain missing.
On Sunday, people in the affected areas attended Masses. In Tacloban, the main city of hard-hit Leyte Island, hundreds of people gathered at a local church from early in the morning and prayed for the victims.
The island's coastal regions still lack electricity and running water.
The Philippine government and international organizations are continuing relief activities, distributing supplies and providing medical services.
They are also trying to speed up reconstruction efforts, including building infrastructure and temporary housing. (Dec. 8, 2013)
And here is a good interview in The Mainichi with a Japanese paramedic who spent the past month helping survivors in Tacloban on the island of Leyte.