"It will take years for the people of the Philippines to get over this disaster"

Nov 24, 2013, 11:32 AM

Christian Aid press officer Melanie Smith, currently in the Philippines, has just returned from Eastern Samar where 95 per cent of the area has been “completely destroyed”. She talks of heartbreaking scenes, meeting families who have absolutely nothing left. Christian Aid partners are in Eastern Samar providing families with emergency food packs and non-food items such as soap and detergent. To donate to the DEC emergency appeal and help our local partners provide urgent assistance visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/philippines-typhoon-appeal/index.aspx