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In Philippines, typhoon survivors desperate for food; aid workers say progress is slow

from The Washinton Post

As authorities in this typhoon-ravaged nation struggled with a mammoth relief effort, survivors were becoming increasingly desperate, short on food and supplies and terrified about waiting longer for help. About five days after the once- in-a-century winds of Typhoon Haiyan gashed the central Philippines, some aid workers said progress has been too slow. Many who want to help are waiting at airports and air bases, hoping to catch rides from the short-handed Philippine military. The typhoon directly affected about 10 percent of the population, officials have said. more


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