The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Scary Days for the Philippines as Aid Efforts Struggle

    Broken bones go untreated because a surviving X-ray machine doesn’t have enough electricity to operate. Medicine is running out, as is water and food. Reports describe miles of debris blocking access to hard-hit areas. Meanwhile, the world struggles to help deliver the basics to the hungry, the sick and the homeless. With so many lives upended, it’s clear the tragedy in the Philippines will continue to unfold for months to come, especially as the death toll rises. The links below include information on how to help.

    Sources: CNN, NY Times, The Guardian, NBC, OXFAM live blog

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