November 13th, 2013
06:58 AM ET

Getting Aid to Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan

Desperate pleas for food and water forced aid organizations and nations around the world to scramble Wednesday to deliver supplies four days after Typhoon Haiyan flattened areas of the Philippines, where bodies still litter the streets in one devastated province.

Rain from a tropical depression grounded some relief flights, while blocked roads and poor conditions at some airports made delivering other aid a difficult proposition, increasing the misery of survivors and raising anxiety.

"I fear anarchy happening in Tacloban City," said CNN iReporter Maelene Alcala, who was on vacation in Tacloban where the typhoon struck and was evacuated to Manila. "It's like survival of the fittest."

Tacloban, the provincial capital of the island of Leyte, was ground zero for the typhoon that struck Friday, leaving the city in ruins and its population of more than 200,000 in desperate conditions.

CNN's Anderson Cooper is in the Philippines and reported small progress on "New Day" Wednesday.

Cooper says, "We've actually had a big change, for the first time at Tacloban airport, just as the marines had promised they would do and the airport personnel on the ground, they have got the airport to operate on a 24 hour basis."


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