The help is critical. Almost two weeks after Super Typhoon Haiyan, cargo ships that were docked at sea still sit like paperweights on top of flattened neighborhoods.
But the encouraging news is that so far, $30 million in humanitarian aid from U.S. has reached the Philippines with $7 million more coming from the Department of Defense.
Approximately 9,500 military personnel have responded to the crisis and 750,000 pounds of relief supplies have been delivered..
At least 5,640 survivors have been airlifted to safety.