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Rain Hampers Relief Efforts in Philippines



    (Published Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014)

    (NBC News: Angus Walker) - Rainfall has hampered relief efforts in the Philippines and worsened the situation for survivors of last week's powerful typhoon.

    There's been heavy rain in Tacloban, and it's made life even more difficult for those people who are trying to rebuild their lives, the survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan.

    People are picking their way through some of the debris, which is blocking alleyways and back streets.

    Still, there’s no organized aid distribution to be seen, and still no government support for these people.

    There have been no teams of soldiers as we saw after the tsunami in Japan to help clear roads, and that would help get aid through to the people who need it most.

    We have seen U.S. Military aircraft fly overhead in the last couple of hours or so, but still everywhere we go, everyone is saying to us, ‘please, we need food and we need water.’