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Pope Francis is leading an effort to aid the Philippines, which has recently gone into a state of national calamity following Typhoon Haiyan.
A text message from across the globe assured Owings Mills, Md., resident Sonia Neumeier that her 89-year-old mother survived Typhoon Haiyan, which flattened her hometown of Sara in the Philippines. Now her concerns turn to the living conditions of the shelter where her mother will have to stay in the coming weeks, the lack of food and running water and the possible spread of disease.
On bookshelves Tuesday: "Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas," Sarah Palin's unapologetic book that seeks to preserve the faith in a holiday that has been homogenized, commercialized and stripped of its authentic and meaningful appeal.
Typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands faced an unimaginably huge recovery effort that had barely begun Monday, as bloated bodies lay uncollected and uncounted in the streets and survivors pleaded for food, water and medicine.
As relief efforts seek to sort through the wreckage and the dead, many Filipinos struggle to maintain composure in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
The typhoon that slammed into the Philippines laid waste to vast stretches of the island nation. Houses were leveled, and wreckage was strewn as far as the eye could see. Thousands died. Officials are racing against the clock to find the missing among the 2.1 million displaced families. U.S. Marines were dispatched to lend the appropriate hand in the benevolent search-and-rescue mission.
The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF's emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan.
The central Philippine city of Tacloban was in ruins Saturday, a day after being ravaged by one of the strongest typhoons on record, as horrified residents spoke of storm surges as high as trees and authorities said they were expecting a "very high number of fatalities."
Philippines is under massive storm attack, and millions of people Friday were fleeing winds that were hitting upwards of 200 miles per hour.