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Travel Blogs from Tacloban
... br> Around 7,000 people died, and they are still finding bodies in the mud when rebuilding or plowing. There are several mass graves as there were no funeral services standing and often no one was around (or alive) to identify victims, or know if some survivors had left to be with relatives elsewhere when the storm passed and there were no services.
Massive cargo ships were lifted onto dry land. There are temporary houses, tents, and shanties set up ...
... hours at, the nurses at the provincinal hospital with no supplies, the Mayor of Tacloban who is dealing with the biggest crisis in history, the father down the street from me trying to provide for his family, the village of Cangumbang and all of the wonderful people who reside there...
And every single individual that was effected by the storm throughout the country. They need you to help their voice be heard.
Thank you for all your continued support.
... them into his safe haven, hundreds of people
died outside his gates
· -The evacuation center is located
directly on the water. It is a large basketball court with two stories. The
storm surge was high enough that it filled the first floor. Many people who had
escaped to the evacuation center ended up drowning on the first floor.
· - Many survived by simply grasping
telephone wires and holding on for dear life
... for children. At this final clinic we were also graced by another military escort, though not given a reason why. One of the soldiers had an Australian flag badged on his uniform which he had received after working with some Aussie troops in Ormoc, another affected city. The Philippines' assistant secretary of health was also there to see the work that the ARP was doing in the region. Just a bit unfortunate that we had no idea who she was when we met her.
... care which they are not getting either because the patients can't afford it, they can't go to see a health professional because they aren't practicing following the typhoon or because they are not linked in with an established doctor or hospital and thus rely on mobile health teams like ours. To date we have run around five mobile health clinics, seeing anywhere from 150-500 patients in a day. By the time this is posted, or certainly by the time you have read this ...