Isolated Philippine typhoon victims running out of food

Published on 12 December 2012

Isolated communities in the Philippines including hill tribes are facing hunger a week after a typhoon struck, and with roads blocked, supplies will have to be dropped by air, authorities said on Tuesday. (..) Stephen Anderson, country director for the World Food Programme in the Philippines, said help had to be delivered fast to communities that had lost everything -- homes, crops and all "productive assets". "These people are extremely vulnerable ... it's a race against time," Anderson told Reuters.

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