The immediate aftermath of a natural disaster, such as the typhoon that devastated part of the Philippines on Nov. 8, can bring out the best in the global community. Already we are seeing the world’s governments and citizens responding generously to appeals for aid, reaffirming our shared humanity.
The challenge is to ensure that this generosity reaches the people who desperately need it. We should help the Philippines — just not like we helped Haiti. We can, and must, help better.