TODAY

TODAY   |  November 13, 2013

5 days after typhoon, Philippines short on supplies

International relief agencies are still struggling to get food, water and medical supplies to the injured and hungry in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the country. NBC News’ Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

Share This:

This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>> international relief agencies are struggling to meet the need for food, water and medical care in typhoon ravaged parts of the philippines. nancy snider is there to show us how one group is bringing hope to the desperate. good morning.

>> good morning, natalie. it's now five days after the typhoon struck and most of the bodies have been collected and any mass graves that have been dug are being taken care of. but now there's concerns about infectious diseases because people don't have access to clean water so diarrhea is every day problems and literally we're see a whole new wave of the walking wounded. people injured by flying debris, mango trees, metal flying through the air. they've been in shock and looking for food and water. they haven't taken care of themselves but now they're coming into hospitals or at least the ones that are still standing. today we took a chopper to the small town where u.s. doctors on a medical mission have taken over city hall and are performing medical miracles on very little. back to you.

>> dr. nancy snyderman continue our coverage in the philippines. caroline