The devastation of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines shocked the world as reports of up to 10,000 dead emerged. Complicated rescue efforts could very well lead to even more fatalities as survivors struggle with closed bridges and roadways and the health hazards of bodies they do not have the resources to immediately bury. Celebrities and politicians alike took to Twitter to express their sympathies. There was an outpouring of requests to donate to charities like UNICEF, World Food Programme and The Red Cross:
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 13, 2013
We’ve also compiled a short list of emotions broadcast via the social media platform:
My heart is weeping right now.To all of you in the Philippines,we’re coming to help.The destruction you are enduring has the world with you! — ian somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) November 14, 2013
Navy please keep the people of The Philippines in your prayers!!! I was just there and this truly breaks my heart!!! — Rihanna (@rihanna) November 9, 2013
My thoughts are with everyone in the Philippines right now. I hope loved ones are able to find each other. — oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) November 9, 2013
My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of #Haiyan. They have a long road to recovery and need our support.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) November 12, 2013
We remember the Philippines, Vietnam and the entire region hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Please be generous with prayers and concrete help.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) November 11, 2013
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