The relief effort in the Philippines and why it is so complicated


Guest:  Zachary Abuza, Jeremy Barnicle

Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the Philippines ten days ago and the country is still reeling from the disaster. Though supplies have begun to arrive, clean water is scarce as is food and fuel. Thousands of people have died and many are still missing. This morning on Radio Times, we’ll get an update on the relief effort from a Mercy Corps Chief Development Officer JEREMY BARNICLE. Then we’ll learn more about the Philippines – its politics, economy, relations with the U.S. and its neighbors, and the factors complicating the 7,000 island nation’s recovery. Our guest is Simmons College professor ZACHARY ABUZA.

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