Although relief supplies are arriving in Turkey, corruption and confusion have prevented some goods from reaching the disaster areas.
GV Aircraft and supplies on tarmac.
SV Troops unloading supplies. (2 shots)
SV Refugee officials signing document and troops loading supplies onto trucks. (2 shots)
SV Men carrying tents.
CU Refugees. (3 shots)
CU ZOOM OUT FROM Turkish flag TO troops in refugee camp. (2 shots)
SV Troops carrying tent and army helicopter flying overhead.
CU Refugees receiving soup. (4 shots)
GV Family outside tent and stove. (2 shots)
GV Tent and man walking with sheep. (4 shots)
GV PAN OVER Refugee tents and snow covered mountains. (3 shots)
ACKERMAN: "Form here the relief operation looks like a model of efficiency. In a 24-hour a day shuttle military transport from half a dozen countries are pouring supplies into the small provincial airport at Van. But past this point the problems begin. 30 miles down the road, the central distribution depot for the stricken villages show the first signs of confusion and mishandling. This man a government clerk is taking home his fourth heavy weather American tent. He claims his family is large and needs them, but so does this family. They still live in one of the summer tents the local authorities handed out just after the quake struck. The mother says she feels her children will get pneumonia soon. So far, she says they have given her two blankets for seventeen people. Those families with connections she says get more."
"It took five days for the cold weather tents to reach the disaster zone but Turkish soldiers not civilians were the first to take possession, and even they did not know how to set them up by themselves. The Turkish army says its helicopters are reaching even the most isolated villages up in the mountains, but these people walk three hours every day to receive their daily allotment of bread. They and many others say that bread is all they've been getting. Soup kitchens like this were put into service only in places that can be reached by vehicles. Another problem is how to teach these simple people to use such things as paraffin stoves. Many know only they must keep their animals alive which is their chief concern now and to do that many are migrating out of the area possibly for good. So if tradition, politics and the bureaucracy can be overcome this region might have some modest future. But winter is setting in fast and all the evidence here does not give much cause for hope. Tom Ackerman, NBC News in Eastern Turkey."
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Background: Although relief supplies are arriving in Turkey, corruption and confusion have prevented some goods from reaching the disaster areas. NBC's Tom Ackerman has the details.