“The rest of the world needs to get mobilized, the rest of the donor community. A week from now will be too late.” Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy wants warships for typhoon relief in the Philippines. And he wants them now.

+ Aid has been pledged by more than 30 countries. But getting that aid to those in need has been difficult (or even impossible) in some of the hardest hit areas.

+ In Slate, an experienced humanitarian aid worker offers this advice to people who want to help: Please don’t send your old shoes to the Philippines.

+ As usual, nothing tells these stories like photos. Here’s a collection of them from In Focus.