November 12th, 2013
10:44 PM ET

Where is the typhoon aid?

Anderson got an up-close look at the devastation in Tacloban. Help cannot reach the city fast enough. There are already hundreds of American service members on the ground in the Philippines along with tons of supplies. There is plenty more aid on the way. There are also daunting obstacles to getting the vital supplies to those whose lives are hanging in the balance. CNN's Barbara Starr has the latest on America's contribution to the global relief effort.

Anderson logistics of getting relief supplies to storm victims with Ben Hemmingway a regional advisor for USAID and Geoffrey Pinnock an Emergency Officer for the United Nations World Food Programme.

U.S. Air Force Captain Jonathan Shamess talks to Anderson about U.S. relief efforts in the Philippines.

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  1. marievi1123

    AC is telling it like it is! The Philippines is among the poor nations in the world. The country had every chance to make socio-economic progress because of its western influences and heritage being a former colony of Spain and the U.S. Corruption, disorganization and lots of red tape in almost every strata of Philippine society has held it back and kept it a Third World nation! Not surprised that local aid and relief efforts right now are slow, chaotic and fewer in between 😦

    November 13, 2013 at 10:23 pm |
  2. Candelaria C.Mendoza,M.D.

    I salute tour Philippine minister of Interior for calling the attention of Anderson Cooper's manner of reporting instead of asking him to leave the disaster area. Mr. Anderson has to understand how Filipino people think and operate especially during crisis, we focus on solving the problem and on looking and moving forward instead of brooding over negative matters .We ,including Mr Anderson are aware of human frailties and limitations but to rub them hard and ponder them over our heads are something that is not helpful especially in times of crisis and desperation and I strongly think that ,that is one of the reasons why Filipinos are real survivors made of unbeatable resilience ( that is in addition to our being religious and spiritual). Please , Mr. Anderson , look around around and try to make your reporting more positive and inspiring and not condescending and discouraging.

    November 13, 2013 at 8:40 pm |
  3. Ruth Nicely from Maine. USA

    I thank you all very much for those countries who helped Philippines with the destruction from the TYPHOON, I just hope that whatever you give, will go to those who lost their homes and lives, since CORRUPTION are high all over the world. Your contributions are greatly appreciated

    November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm |
  4. P English

    Thank you Anderson Cooper for reporting the TRUTH!
    You cannot even trust reporters there...one in particular who is strongly slamming you and who happens to be the WIFE of the DILG chairman "heading" the search and relief operations in Tacloban.

    November 13, 2013 at 9:38 am |
  5. Monica

    On a normal day, these small communities are already hard to reach, how much more now that Yolanda hit hard. Even the US were slow with their operations during the first few days after Katrina hit and to think you are not made up of islands and you have advanced technology to use.

    November 13, 2013 at 5:45 am |

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