The international media slammed the Aquino administration’s “disorganized” aid operation in areas levelled by monster typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan).
CNN's Anderson Cooper called out the Philippine government for the slow relief effort, saying it was unclear who is in charge.
“It is a very desperate situation, among the most desperate I’ve seen in covering disasters…You would expect perhaps to see a feeding center that had been set up for 5 days after the storm. We haven’t seen that, not in this area.”
He compared the Philippine government’s response to that of the Japanese government during the earthquake in 2011 where after two days, they have barely seen bodies scattered around the devastated areas.
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Cooper said even without equipment, the Japanese soldiers used sticks in search for bodies and survivors.
BBC’s Jon Donnison also reported that “there does not seem to be an effective operation to get help to those in need.”
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