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UN warns of food shortages in Philippines

Date Published: 
11/28/2013
Summary: 

Filipino farmers face imminent financial hardship in the wake of super Typhoon Haiyan without further aid, the UN has warned. Dominique Burgeon, who directs emergency food relief for the UN, said that a lack of aid for farmers could force them to rely on humanitarian food assistance well into next spring. "The urgency of timing can't be overstated," Burgeon said.