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World's Aid Agencies Stretched To Their Limits By Simultaneous Crises
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From The Ruins Of A Tsunami, A Rebuilt Aceh Rises Anew
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A makeshift headstone in the mass grave outside of San Joaquin Parish in the province of Leyte, Philippines. The Catholic parish has lost almost two-thirds of its congregation after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Filipino Priest Suffers With His Flock Amid Typhoon's Ruins
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Some people marched in the rain Tuesday in the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was crushed by Typhoon Haiyan. David Guttenfelder/AP hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn, in the Philippines, talks with Steve Inskeep
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In Tacloban, the Philippines, graffiti on the side of a grounded ship sends a message out to the world. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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An elderly woman and others leave after getting some help from Red Cross volunteers Monday in Dagami, the Philippines, about 20 miles south of the city of Tacloban. Millions of people need assistance because their homes were destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan on Nov. 8. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A girl crosses between collapsed roof tops in the damaged downtown area in Tacloban, Philippines, on Sunday. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A mother breastfeeds her baby inside a chapel that was turned into a makeshift hospital after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines. John Lavellana/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Patients injured during Typhoon Haiyan lie in the halls of the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban, the Philippines. Despite severe damage to the ground floor and the loss of the roof, the staff of the hospital keep treating patients. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A boy stands amid ruins in Tacloban, the Philippines. The city of 220,000 was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Jason Beaubien reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
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A relief worker looks over boxes of aid provided by the U.S. on November 14, 2013 in Leyte, Philippines. Proponents of food aid reform say it makes more sense for the U.S. to buy food donations locally than ship them across the globe. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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Philippines Disaster Rekindles Fight Over Food Aid Rules
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These statues depict the historic return of U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur (in front) to Tacloban, the Philippines, during World War II. The typhoon last week toppled one of the statues of a Filipino official, as shown in this photo taken Tuesday. Aaron Favila/AP hide caption

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In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
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In anguish: Tears ran down the cheeks of a man as he waited with other survivors Tuesday for a flight out of Tacloban in the Philippines, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy
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In Guiuan, the Philippines, the typhoon left behind destruction and left people fending for themselves in the first days after. John Alvin Villafranca/Courtesy of David Santos and the photographer hide caption

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After Typhoon Tore Through, People 'Were Left On Their Own'
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The sun sets behind a house damaged by Typhoon Haiyan outside the hard-hit city of Tacloban. The Philippines has gotten better at preparing for typhoons, but remains extremely vulnerable. Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the central Philippines coastal village of Capiz got some help Monday when a Filipino military helicopter brought some much-needed food. Tara Yap/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Tuesday, a boy sat in the debris of destroyed houses in Tacloban, on the eastern Filipino island of Leyte. Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On 'Morning Edition': Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy talks about Typhoon Haiyan and the destruction in the Philippines
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A woman comforts a pregnant relative suffering labor pains at a makeshift birthing clinic in the typhoon-battered city of Tacloban, Philippines, on Monday. Erik de Castro/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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WHO Calls Typhoon's Medical Challenges 'Monumental'
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