Typhoon Haiyan: Massive humanitarian response underway

Residents clear the road after a tree was toppled by strong winds and damaged a van at the onslaught of powerful typhoon Haiyan that hit the island province of Cebu, Philippines Friday Nov. 8, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, slammed into the Philippines on Friday, setting off landslides, knocking out power in one entire province and cutting communications in the country's central region of island provinces.(AP Photo/Chester Baldicantos)
Chester Baldicantos, AP

Typhoon Haiyan may be the worst natural disaster in Philippine history, with the country's president declaring a "state of national calamity." However, help is starting to arrive. In Cebu, where CBS News' Barnaby Lo reported on "CBS This Morning," resources are being flown in from around the world.

Millions of people are without food or shelter, and the devastation left behind by the deadly storm has made it very difficult for aid workers to reach those in need. But now, a massive international humanitarian response is underway.

The USS George Washington aircraft carrier is expected to arrive in the next day or so, and the U.S. State Department will be providing emergency shipments of materials. U.S. troops have already landed in the Philippines, and the acting ambassador has issued an immediate $100,000 for relief efforts.

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The United Nations has released $25 million from their emergency relief fund. The United Kingdom is deploying a warship and donating roughly $16 million worth of assistance. Australia is contributing $9.4 million, and dozens of other countries and organizations are collecting donations and sending aid workers.

One of the main concerns now is clearing the roads so support can be delivered to those who need it. A tropical storm moving through the region this week has hampered those efforts, but forecasters don't expect it to cause a fraction of the damage done last week.

Watch the full report from Cebu above.