Food, clothing and medical supplies worth millions of pounds have begun pouring into Honduras, where Hurricane Fifi has left a trail of widespread destruction and more than 1,000 dead.
GV and SV Venezuelan aircraft being unloaded (2 shots)
SV Sacks of food carried from aircraft and loaded onto trucks
SV Helicopter landing (USA)
SV Refugees arriving by lorries at transit camps (2 shots)
SV and GV camp site
GV Tent at Choloma emergency camp
SV and CU Interior of tent refugees cooking (3 shots)
SV and CU Exterior Refugees collecting water (3 shots)
SV People in camp
GV PAN across Choloma camp
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Background: Food, clothing and medical supplies worth millions of pounds have begun pouring into Honduras, where Hurricane Fifi has left a trail of widespread destruction and more than 1,000 dead.
Some 51 aircraft from many countries, led by the Untied States and Britain, flew into San Pedro Sula international airport on Saturday morning (28 September) with the supplies. Even the government of Cuba, which does not have diplomatic relations with Honduras, sent a 'planeload of relief supplies.
However, more food and aids are needed. The American Ambassador in Tegucigalga asked his Government on Saturday for another 850 tons of food for the victims - thousands of whom are now homeless and living in emergency camps.
Embassy officials said the ambassador, Mr. Phillip Sanchez, had requested protein concentrate, grain and milk by Monday (30 September) to feed an estimated 10,000 refugees and thousands of others isolated villages.
With aid from the British and the Venezuelan Armed Forces, a massive tent city has been set up in Choloma which is the worst-hit area. There is not yet an official death toll there, but it's known that damage amounted to millions of pounds.
SYNOPSIS: Millions of pounds worth of supplies came from the United States, Britain, Canada and even Cuba which does not have any diplomatic link with honduras. But Honduras need more aid. Already, the United States embassy has approached Washington for another eight-hundred-and fifty tons of food. The Ambassador, Mr. Phillip Sanchez, asked specifically for protein concentrate, grain and milk by Monday to feed thousands of people in refuge camps.
It's estimated that about ten thousand people are now living in refugee camps. But there are still thousands of others in isolated villages, relying on emergency food supplies to survive. Many have had no sustenance for many days except water and Fruit.
United the weekend, only half of Choloma emergency tents were occupied. The camp is capable of accomodating up to four-thousand people. Although the worst seems over, the Honduran Government is starting to grapple with the magnitude of economic problems created by the hurricane.