Warm greetings from Super-typhoon Haiyan devastated Philippines. This is indeed desperate times. The devastation is too terrible to comprehend. Surging storm waters from the sea was six meters high and it went rampaging several kilometers inland and crushed everything in its path. The storm surge came in and out four times sucking everything on its path. The information is that it is only a "storm surge" so people did not mind much, resulting in thousands and thousands dead. We are a nation composed of vast coastlines so here goes...The human suffering is so tremendous, our heart breaks over and over again from the human pathos; from children looking for their parents, parents looking for their children. Until now, decomposing bodies have yet to be retrieved and are continually washing ashore or are located high in trees or buried in mountains of debris.
The immediate concern now are medicines, food, water and to bury the dead. Another equally urgent concern we are focusing on is how to sustain food support for the survivors. After international aid agencies are gone there will be nothing left for them and the most practical and sustainable way to provide nutrition is by starting them on vegetable gardening activities. Aside from providing much needed food and nutrients, gardens will be a source of leisure for them and would provide them with worthwhile activities.
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