A Desktop C-section in the Wreckage of Haiyan

Alex Thompson, Channel 4 UK, reporting from the scene

The operating theatre is the mayoral office in Tanauan. Two knee-hole desks shoved together with a cloth on top – the operating table.

The ceiling is a blue tarpaulin. The roof lifted off by the typhoon last Friday.  Rainwater still drips through, even so.

On the desk, the patient…