The death toll of this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 5,209. Learn more about the devastating typhoon.
Aid workers were already in the Philippines right after the storm, but they were having trouble accessing many hard-hit areas. The Tacloban city airport was shut to commercial flights, and it would be three days before a land route was open, so organizers were considering chartering a boat for the 1½-to-2-day trip, one Red Cross representative said the Saturday after the storm.
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