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"What I've seen in Tacloban is incredible resilience of Philipino people" Cousin

Date Published: 
11/20/2013
Summary: 

Meeting with survivors in Tacloban on Sunday, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin acknowledged the strength of the local people, who are working shoulder-to-shoulder with WFP and other relief organizations to respond to the disaster. "What I've seen in Tacloban today is the incredible resilience of the Philipino people. These people are not asking for a handout, they're asking for a hand up to rebuild their lives," Cousin said, after helping to distribute High Energy Biscuits to children at a local high school that has been turned into an evacuation centre.