UN says Philippines aid like helping "whole of Belgium"

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The UN says getting relief supplies to the millions of people in the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan is a “logistical nightmare,” admitting that some areas have still received any aid, ten days after the disaster. A spokesman said the scale of the task is equivalent to trying to help the whole of Belgium.

(Source: euronews YouTube channel)

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