• Short Summary

    For as long as the flooding in the Philippines continues, helicopters will be playing a vital role in saving thousands of stranded Filipinos who are faced with starvation.

  • Description

    For as long as the flooding in the Philippines continues, helicopters will be playing a vital role in saving thousands of stranded Filipinos who are faced with starvation.

    Film from the United States Department of Defence shows helicopters flying on a mission to bring relief supplies to villages completely cut off by floodwater.

    At the start of the weekend, as the disaster death toll passed 400, many foreign offers of aid were pouring in. But though relief shipments were being flown in from several countries by Philippine Airlines, a petrol shortage hampered distribution to areas worst affected by the floods.

    SYNOPSIS: By the weekend, the death toll from the floods had climbed to over four-hundred. Reports from worst-affected areas told of flood victims reduced to eating rats and snakes. So far stranded villagers, the appearance of the Marine helicopters is close to miraculous. And with an outbreak of cholera claiming further lives in the wake of the flooding, the helicopters will by flying mercy missions to distribute medical supplies.

    At the weekend, President Ferdinand Marcos was meeting public and civic officials from the islands to discuss coordination of efforts to distribute relief to the two-million people affected by the floods.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACOCJXFDR6996N61FWGJDAE1JD
    Media URN:
    VLVACOCJXFDR6996N61FWGJDAE1JD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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