Fuller picture of Typhoon Haiyan
When it comes to emergencies, the media tend to focus most on deaths as a result of the catastrophe. While the deaths are tragic, the full picture comes in looking at the entire impact of the typhoon on its victims. Here, from the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is an infographic that gives lots of information on how many people in the Philippines have been effected by Typhoon Haiyan, how many have been displaced from their homes, how many are children, and other details. I got this from the U.N. emergencies website, called ReliefWeb. It’s an excellent source of information on all sorts of humanitarian issues. Here’s the infographic.