Countries all around the world have responded to the humanitarian crisis in the Philippines with more than two tons food and emergency water. Unfortunately, a lot of it is going untouched because the hardest-hit areas are nearly impossible to reach. "I don't think that's anyone's fault. I think it's the geography and the devastation," UNICEF Spokesman Christopher De Bono told reporters.
Organizations like World Food Programme, which has already delivered 2,700 tons of rice to the country, are having a tough time getting that food into the mouths of hungry survivors because the damage left by Typhoon Haiyan has blocked roads and access routes to those areas. In Tacloban, airstrips have been cleared but there's a bottleneck of deliveries that's reduced aid to a trickle. "Mayor Romualdez said that the city desperately needed trucks and drivers to distribute relief shipments of food that are piling up at the city’s airport," The New York Times reported, adding that Romualdez also needs those trucks for more depressing reasons. Tacloban needs "heavy equipment and personnel to pull decaying corpses out of the unending mounds of debris and collapsed houses that stretch across this city," the Times reports.