UN sends aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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Aerial view of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines – UNIC, Manila

Food aid, medical equipment and emergency health kits, are just some of the relief items coming in for the people affected by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

That's according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Jens Laerke, the Agency's spokesperson, says some of the big United Nations agencies have announced they were sending "tons of aid" to the people affected by the destruction.

He tells UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva, that the situation is "devastating" and that it's difficult to get aid in because the damaged roads are blocked and airports are closed.

Duration: 4'18"

 

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