Filipinos report food shortages after Typhoon Bopha
Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 01:05
Dec. 7 - Locals scramble for food rations dropped from a helicopter in the southern Philippines, an area that is struggling with massive infrastructure damage in the wake of Typhoon Bopha. Deborah Gembara reports.
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They survived the typhoon but now now residents of some of the hardest hit areas in the Philippines are struggling with food shortages.
This was response to a box of food rations dropped in the Compostela Valley (various of people swarming)
Damage to infrastructure throughout the southern part of the country has made it difficult to get aid to many villages.
In Davao Oriental, locals reportedly looted this government run food warehouse, making off with sacks and sacks of rice.
Along the roads, survivors can be seen begging for food. More than 300,000 people have been displaced by the typhoon. Many are staying in gymnasiums and other temporary shelters as they try to figure out what to do next.
The death toll from Bopha, the worst typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, is now well over 400, with nearly as many still missing.
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