Via Independent.ie: Typhoid and cholera threat in Philippines. Excerpt:
Typhoid and cholera are now threatening the worst hit parts of the Philippines after typhoon Yolanda because aid is slow to arrive, says Fr Shay Cullen who is based there.
Food distribution is incredibly slow and a large plane carrying aid is currently stuck in Cebu, the only airport accepting commercial flights in the area. People have not eaten in days are they are "getting desperate," he said.
A communist group tried to take over a town that was hit by typhoon Yolanda and eight survivors were killed when the walls of a warehouse in Tacloban fell down as they tried to raid it for food, the Columban Father told the Irish Independent.
Tacloban, a thriving city in the Leyte province, was the worst hit. Fr Cullen said that sewage is a huge problem as septic tanks are filling up caused by more rain fall and there is no supply of clean water.
Tacloban is without light or power and people have no shelter. Almost 700,000 have been made homeless by the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall. People in the city are huddling under the last remaining church with a roof.