There are no words that can convey what they photographs depict.  Particularly the survivor stories.

Typhoon that smashed houses to smithereens: Full horror of destruction in Philippines revealed as rescue workers says two thirds of dead are children.

More Before and After pics.

The BBC coverage:

Officials are struggling to bring aid to areas of the Philippines worst affected by Typhoon Haiyan, with up to 10,000 people feared dead in Tacloban.

There is no clean water, no electricity and very little food in the city.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes from Tacloban, where an estimated 80% of the buildings have been destroyed.