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.
But even with the arrival of more aid and manpower in Tacloban, a city leveled by the storm, residents are still suffering from exposure and lack of food.
And that's slightly troubling: Congo, Uganda, and the M23 rebels can't agree on how to agree; skeleton teams of negotiators now sit aimlessly around Kampala instead of moving forward.
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.