U.S. Balikatan Soldiers Rush to Leyte for Search and Rescue Operations
The U.S. has authorized the Philippine Red Cross to use approximately $50,000 of emergency relief funds already granted to the Red Cross from an earlier disaster. In addition, the Philippine National Red Cross plans to distribute on the morning of February 18 protective masks for rescue workers, plastic sheeting, and body bags donated by the U.S. Government in response to previous disasters.
Click on images for larger versions and captions. (Photos courtesy of U.S. Embassy, Manila)