The true death toll remains unclear but some estimate it may be as high as 10,000. More than 9 million have been affected by the massive storm.
By late Monday, Marines had delivered 38,000 pounds of relief supplies to the government of the Philippines and transported 210 aid workers from organizations such as USAID, according to a Marine Corps release. Roughly 90 Marines and supporting sailors from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade have deployed to support the mission.
Correction 11/12/2013: This story has been updated to reflect new information on the number of Marines on the ground in the Philippines.