Monday, 11 November 2013

Eva Jocelyn

Of all the images of destruction that have emerged from Typhoon Haiyan's attack on the Philippines, this one sticks in my mind. It shows the ship Eva Jocelyn, which the powerful, tsunami-like, storm surge lifted and tossed upon the shore. Note the two barefoot boys trying to salvage something from the wreckage. I wouldn't walk across that dangerous mess in hobnailed boots. The survivors of all this destruction urgently need food, fresh drinking water and shelter or the death toll will rise. The head of the Red Cross in the Philippines has described the devastation as "absolute bedlam" (CLICK).


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