Amid devastation, desperation swells in Philippines Filipinos plead for food, water; UN team, US aid begin arriving ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA An aerial view of the devastation from Typhoon Haiyan in the town of Guiuan, eastern Samar province, Philippines. Aaron Favila/AP Survivors covered their noses in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city. Aaron Favila/AP A ship washed ashore near damaged houses in Tacloban. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA Filipino villagers ran toward government officials, hoping for food relief in the town of Hernani. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA Children waited for a medical airlift in the town of Guiuan. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA Tacloban was the worst-hit city along the country’s remote eastern seaboard. Ted Aljibe/Reuters Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water, and medicine Monday in Guiuan. Bullit Marquez/AP Residents lined up to receive treatment and relief supplies at Tacloban airport Monday. Aaron Favila/AP Tacloban resembled a garbage dump, punctuated only by a few concrete buildings that remained standing. DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA An aerial view of the town of Guiuan. Bullit Marquez/AP A mother cried after boarding a Philippine Air Force helicopter Monday in Guiuan. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images A surivor walked among the debris of houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images Tacloban residents carried water-damaged sacks of rice from a warehouse in the aftermath of the typhoon. TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images Damaged houses along the water in Guiuan. Aaron Favila/AP A man looked at houses damaged by the typhoon in Tacloban.