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pretty badly damaged and is one of the only places i have seen that has the semblance of a roof . you don't have to go far from are to look at -- there other ways to describe it, like an wasteland, the power of the mangled everything up. itple are living amongst because they have nowhere else to go. there are so few good cities left in the city -- good buildings left in the city. mothers, left to give birth in these most primitive conditions, everyone out wandering in the dreadful morass of what used to be their homes, picking out what they can to make a shelter for themselves. i think that people have been living under bits of cardboard to keep dry. it is interesting, however wet it is thehey are,
food situation as you saw in the report it is really worrying them. food stocks were destroyed in their homes. supplies are drying up and it is extraordinary. it is a tough situation, i know, for any situation with damaged infrastructure. but there is so little sign of any preparation, five days into this disaster. >> we are going to have a look at what efforts are being made to pull things together. is there a message, at least, filtering through to the people where you are that help is on the way? indication.re is no word-of-mouth is not reliable here. people have no phones, no televisions, they do not know.
they do not have any sense that anything is being done. of talk inlot manila, a tremendous amount of talked at the airport could handle quite a bit of aid, and they do not seem to be preparing spaces or places for help to start the distribution process. they are beginning to clear the streets, which is important. law and order is very weak. how frightened they are even for their personal safety. frankly, it is a difficult situation and it looks like a slow start by the authorities. >> jonathan, thank you very much indeed. the scale of the task facing those agencies is gradually becoming clearer.
the agencies themselves are struggling. >> the extent of the super typhoon is only now becoming clear. across the philippines, buildings and homes destroyed, people left without shelter. some buildings, like schools, could withstand the power of the storm. it leveled buildings all along its destructive path. an overwhelming task, attempting to restore power that has been cut off across the entire north of the island, but you have to start somewhere. headed to the north with another tropical storm approaching, the extent of the damage gradually worsens. we stumbled upon a home tilts to keep things like this out, but
it came in any way. >> we are afraid. we were shaking. >> shaking, yes. >> this was the first aid to reach the area. when people heard, they came running. they loaded a truck with whatever they could find. rice, tin, water. >> as you can see, some of the roads are blocked. we found the house and a spot to get our stuff ready. stumbled upon this on the long drive. the further you go, the worse the damage gets.
they all need help as soon as possible. gina, her husband, her three children, were lucky to survive. they had to settle the gail to reach the safety of the home. >> there was a trail of disaster that the typhoon left behind. >> you saw alastair in his waterproofs there. to explain this for us, the weather is based on?
there are very good reasons this happens along this part of the world. look at the expansive ocean, it is a tropical ocean that is very warm. track to very long intensify. there is a bit of a random element to where they form. in from those very warm seas. andplanet rotates the storm sets those thunderstorms into motion. so of the reasons it is powerful in the pacific is that
it is quite a bit narrower. by the time they reach their strength, they may not have even reach their full potential across the state. the tropics we have light winds in the north and the south. typhoons have powerful vortex is, but they do not like what surrounds them. very warm waters across the in the philippines you can see, write about here at the alley, you like, typhoon that is where we get so many bad storms. the storm we have right now gives the impression of almost a
tropical storm in the south developing into something more helpful. >> let's have a look at the international aid that is beginning to arrive. it will take some time to get to the areas that need it most, those cut off by the effects of the typhoon. we will start with the u.s., putting their hands in their pockets at the stage, more importantly sending the aircraft carrier uss george washington. they have more than 80 aircraft on board. announced the $16 million package. european commission is looking to provide $11 million.
japan is even $10 million in aid. australia has included $5.3 million in its package. there are other people making ledges as well. greg, thank you for joining us. >> the aid is not getting anywhere at the moment. that that is a sign of being credible devastation and challenges being faced on the ground. assets comingry in from foreign powers, which plus the entire international humanitarian aid community setting out to really respond very quickly. we are on -- finding that there is a real bottleneck into the epicenters of the disaster,
things proving to be very difficult. >> i wanted to ask you why. 10 years ago we had the synonymy, nearly, the haiti earthquake after that, there has been so much work into national .isasters -- natural disasters >> i think that what we learned from the tsunami was that there are problems when you pile in andmous amounts of systems what we are seeing is a very with cleanup operation communications systems being set up on neighboring islands. as soon as that infrastructure and foundation is in place, you will see rapid acceleration. it is frustrating right now. their situation is absolutely desperate.
help is on the way and it will be coming soon. >> our air drops the best way to go as possible? >> i think that they will be a last resort. we can give food moving along those system areas. a lot of these islands are served by fairies. these are options we are considering right now. say that there is already open desiccation in the streets. to give birth in the most impossible circumstances.
always one of those great fears in a situation like this, which is why it is so important that assistance is provided as rapidly as possible. it is so difficult on the ground at the moment. that theyn finding are not able to release the security issues like the curfew. the initial stage is proving to be very challenging and as soon as we can get beyond that, all of those things that you mentioned should be able to be reached. i hope it will not be a week, i hope it is less than that. >> thank you very much, indeed. here you for being with us on bbc world news. plenty more still to come, of course. that includes the situation in china, changing face after the
communist party announces a new set. ♪ >> if new research is anything to go by, many people who suffer illnesses hide them from their employers. two thirds of adults in real -- in britain would be too scared to tell their employer that they were diagnosed with schizophrenia. steps are being taken to prevent discrimination. at 22 she began to suffer from schizophrenia. she said it was frightening, but rarely debilitating and she made the decision to reopen.
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percent of those diagnosed are in employment. think mental illness admits that some people with schizophrenia will be able to work. many others, like jasmine, they say, are capable. >> we're going to take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. how to tackle high levels of oneployment russia mark quarter of job seekers between 18 and 25 with figures over half, countries like greece and spain. office,rst 100 days in having succeeded mahmoud ahmadinejad. has pushed election
diplomatic moves to try to be se the sanctions that hit the country hard. egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the arab world according to a new study. the growing influence of islamist groups has contributed to the egyptian raking. after suffering a brief engine failure, they're back on track with the speed to reach mars by next september. having retained his season ,nding world tour finals title
, 12 winsory in london including his record against the doll. china's leaders have approved with a called a comprehensive set of reports for the next decade. with economic reforms showing play.s being allowed to the announcement comes at the end of four days with hundreds of officials from the ruling communist party. martin, give us the headline. >> it is a real laundry list there, as you pointed out.
some of the major points are the ruling communist party promoting greater transparency with actual system reforms. they want the private sector to play a bigger role in driving future growth. we got a lot of detail, but what we did not get were specifics as to when the reforms would be carried out. the real tragedy is the reform is what over the last three years have finally run out of and now they wantuntry in a dit economic direction. plex clearly that is a long 10 year term, but i was struck at this national security committee
, given the recent events in china it seems like it has duly crept up. >> china spends in enormous on international security. it has been driven by a number of factors. of course you have ethnic tensions not only in china, but what was described as a terrorist attack last month, so savvy from their point of view in the committee it appears that they are taking that threat seriously. are there enough people in china unhappwith their circumstances? with billionaires at the top of the pile? has that kind of welfare commission emerged? that thinkinght
that before this there was a lot of talk about building up the social faith. one reason was they are trying to bridge the gap, but the second reason is it is a big draw for chinese leaders, a nation full of consumers, when you do have health insurance you are more likely to put your hand in your pocket and spend more money. another big development, of trading a nation to consumers with chinese leaders ultimately believing that it will drive more sustainable growth on the road. >> a challenge for you, martin. do you think that in 10 years time we will look back and say it was a major watershed?
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welcome back to "newsline." i'm yuko aotani in tokyo. here's some of the stories we're following this hour. delegates around the world have met to tackle a plan for global warming. international rescue workers rushed into the philippines after a deadly typhoon are having trouble reaching some survivors. and japanese scientists are
doing their part to restore confidence in the food industry after a scandal over dishonest labeling. delegates from nearly 200 nations have gathered in warsaw, poland, to hammer out the details of a new framework on climate change. those from developing and industrialized nations are at odds over who should foot the bill. a plan that would come into effect in 2020. a representative said the window of opportunity is closing. >> climate change is happening. humans are the cause of this change and we do need to act urgently to avoid the worst impacts. >> china's delegate said industrialized countries should offer more financial and technological support to developing nations. >> we need to ensure a structure that recognized that historic
responsibility and where developed countries take the lead to address climate change. >> japanese delegates will propose cutting green hous gas emissions from 3.8% from 2005 levels by 2020. that's less than the proposal submitted four years ago. japanese leaders say they have had to adjust because of a greater reliance on thermal energy since the nuclear accident in fukushima. now, britain's foreign secretary says he's optimistic about reaching a deal on iran's nuclear program. negotiators from iran and six world powers have been trying to find common ground. william hague says only minor differences separate two sides. he delivered an update in the house of commons. he briefed members that ended over the weekend. >> an agreement has to be clear and detailed, cover all aspects of iran's program and give assurance to the whole world that the threat of nuclear proliferation in iran is fully
addressed. such a deal is on the table. and there is no doubt in my mind that it can be reached. >> negotiators discussed an interim deal to limit the iranian's program of uranium en ri richment but failed to reach a deal. also making moves to approve bilateral ties. it's first step toward re-opening their embassies. in 2011, protesters angry about western sanctions attacked the british embassy in tehran. both sides responded by closing their respective embassies. the iranians have also been talking with the head of the international atomic energy agency. they've agreed on a framework for allowing inspectors to visit nuclear facilities. iaea chief yamano met with salehi, the head of the atomic energy organization. they agreed to allow inspectors to visit a heavy water reactor
under inspection in iran and a uranium mine in the south. experts fear iranians could use the reactor to produce weapons-grade plutonium. under agreement, they will need to get permission first. he failed to agree on inspections of a military facility in parchin near tehran. iaea officials suspect they're using the site to develop nuclear weapons. >> access to parchin is not included in today's agreement, but that will be addressed in subsequent steps under this framework for cooperation. >> the negotiators will meet next month in vienna. many people in inland china has watched the country's march toward growth and feel they've been left out. members of the ethnic group live across the country, but most