The Tragic Logistics of Disaster Relief…

In the base operations lounge of the military’s central command at Cebu City’s airport, an energetic phalanx of air force pilots and aid workers comes and goes from all over the world. A bar in one corner has been made into a ‘Flight Crew Check-In’ counter for what is being referred to as ‘Relief Airlines’ – in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, the largest aid mobilization the Philippines has ever seen.

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