Seven days on and the aid operation still feels a bit improvised at this stage.
There is a lot of aid stockpiled at the airport, but there are not a lot of trucks. You would expect a whole line of trucks being loaded up and coming in.
But there are signs of recovery. The roads are being cleared. The mobile phone network is working in some cases. There is a sense of life returning a little bit.
Part of the problem is that anyone with any money or power or connections has left this place, and parts of it are starting to look like a deserted city.
The few surviving residents of a Philippine community devastated by Typhoon Haiyan tell ITV News their home is already a "ghost town".
An RAF plane has left the UK for the Philippines to help with the relief effort following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Mother nature can be cruel, and none know that more so than the residents of St Bernard. 7 years ago the village was buried by a landslide.