Philippines: Getting food, clean water to affected families is a priority

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Tacloban Airport in Leyte, Philippines damaged by Typhoon Haiyan – UNIC-Manila

The situation in the Philippines is being described as "devastating" and "shocking" by top World Food Programme (WFP) officials on the ground.

Many cities across the central part of the country sustained heavy damages by the typhoon which packed winds of around 315 km/h.

WFP spokesperson, Elizabeth Byrs, says humanitarian workers are racing against the clock to provide food, water and shelter to as many people as possible.

WFP's priority is to get aid to affected families which is why the organization has sent in its best experts, Ms. Byrs tells UN Radio's Mamadou Diallo in Geneva.

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