A massive aid effort is underway in the Philippines to help the survivors of a destructive storm.
There have been complaints that aid has arrived slowly, but a massive Philippines aid effort supplemented by military support from the US and other countries is starting to make a dent.
One-third of Syria’s population has been displaced, and more than 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Syria's civil war has affected millions more people than the Indian Ocean tsunami or Haiti earthquake, but aid to Syria pales in comparison. The world must step up.
The Syrians running the Amman marathon were accompanied by Jordanians in a show of solidarity that underscored their resilience.