Seven days after the powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, aid was still slow to trickle in to desperate survivors due to a paralyzed infrastructure and widespread looting.
In the worst-hit city, Tacloban, Mayor Alfred Romualdez said authorities lacked the necessary manpower and vehicles to both deliver supplies and to clear bodies off the streets.
In the chaos, rubble and ruin of the Philippines, a mother gave birth to a baby girl in the doorway of the church in the devastated city of Tacloban. The girl was named Yolanda, the Filipino name for the typhoon which hit just hours before she was born.
“It’s scary,” Romualdez told Reuters. “There is a request from a community to come and collect bodies, they say it’s five or 10. When we get there, it’s 40.”
The mayor said the options are bleak in Tacloban: “The choice is to use the same truck either to distribute food or collect bodies.”Read story on NBCNews.com>