[Chiashien, Taiwan; August 17. Image via Getty]

A child arrives by helicopter to the typhoon rescue centre in Chiashien, in southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung county on August 17, 2009. More than 140,000 troops battled to reach survivors stranded a week after Typhoon Morakot struck as the United States and China offered helicopters to help in the rescue effort. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)