TACLOBAN, Philippines (CBSNewYork/AP) — Desperately needed food, water and medical aid were only trickling into the city that took the worst blow from Typhoon Haiyan, while thousands of victims jammed the damaged airport Tuesday, seeking to be evacuated.
Five days after what could be the Philippines’ deadliest disaster, aid was on its way. Pallets of supplies and teams of doctors were waiting to get into Tacloban, but the challenges of delivering the assistance means few in the stricken city had received help.
“There is a huge amount that we need to do. We have not been able to get into the remote communities,” U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said in Manila. “Even in Tacloban, because of the debris and the difficulties with logistics and so on, we have not been able to get in the level of supply that we would want to. We are going to do as much as we can to bring in more.”