The 'Yolanda' crisis, mapped

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 15 2013 05:09 PM | Updated as of Nov 26 2013 11:28 PM

MANILA -- Thousands of Filipinos continue their search for their missing loved ones in the wake of super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name "Haiyan"), which ravaged parts of the Philippines on Friday, November 8.

ABS-CBN News has been receiving many reports on inquiries on missing persons, need for relief assistance, reports of overpricing, and requests for media coverage since Yolanda's landfall last Friday.

As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, many have been reported missing in Leyte and Eastern Samar, with most missing persons reported in Tacloban City.

Relief and food assistance have also been requested by people residing in areas marked in the map plotted out by student-volunteers of ABS-CBNnews.com, based on messages received through social media and e-mail.

The map features bright spots as well, as people report relatives they found after days of zero contact.