WFP chief meets with typhoon survivors in Tacloban city

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin (file photo).

Although logistical challenges persist, more food is arriving each day in areas in the Philippines that were hit by Typhoon Haiyan, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

The agency reports that food for more than 700,000 people has been dispatched to affected communities.  This includes items such as family food packs containing rice, plus High Energy Biscuits.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin was in the city of Tacloban on Sunday where she met with survivors and government officials.

She acknowledged the local people who are working alongside the UN agency and other relief organizations to respond to the disaster.

Ms. Cousin is expected to visit the island of Payan on Monday, where WFP is establishing a logistics hub.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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