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A young boy looks on as firemen carry victims of typhoon Haiyan at a mass burial site in Tacloban, Leyte province, Central Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (Aaron Favila/AP)
A young boy looks on as firemen carry victims of typhoon Haiyan at a mass burial site in Tacloban, Leyte province, Central Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. (Aaron Favila/AP)

The aircraft carrier the USS George Washington is now docked off the Philippines coast to help deliver food and other supplies to areas devastated by last Friday's massive typhoon.

In the badly damaged city of Tacloban, workers buried some of the dead today. Dozens more bodies in bags are awaiting burial.

People are getting some relief, but the needs are overwhelming and they say it's not enough. And as aid workers rush to Tacloban and other hard-hit areas, there is no place for them to stay.

Here & Now's Robin Young gets the latest from Tacloban from the BBC's Jonathan Head, who says "I think it really is a race against time."

Guest

  • Jonathan Head, correspondent for the BBC. He tweets @pakhead.

This segment aired on November 14, 2013.

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