Stranded Tourists in the Philippines Help in Relief Efforts For Victims of Typhoon Yolanda
Stranded tourists in the resort town of Coron, Palawan in the Philippines lend a helping hand in the repacking of relief goods for areas affected by super typhoon Yolanda. According to tourism officer Tim Ticar, about 6,000 foreigners and locals are stranded on the popular resort island of Boracay, one of the tourist spots in the typhoon's path.
Meanwhile, an estimated 660,000 homeless Filipinos are struggling to survive and more than 9 million people have been affected. Early estimates say that more than 10,000 were killed in the storm.
Many first-world countries such as the U.S., Australia, and Britain have already donated millions in dollars, and aid agencies are trying desperately to get help to isolated settlements in the island chain.