I'm Samir, Emergency Response Coordinator of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) & I'm Silke, WFP Spokesperson for Asia. We're in Tacloban, Philippines for the Typhoon Haiyan emergency. Ask us anything!
Hi Reddit! We are Samir Wanmali and Silke Buhr, and we work in humanitarian emergencies for WFP.
Right now, we are in Tacloban – one of the areas most heavily devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (or Typhoon “Yolanda” as it is known by its local name) in the Philippines. We’ve been in the country as part of WFP’s emergency team since the typhoon hit exactly a month ago.
You may have seen a video of me, Silke, covering our operations the first few days after Haiyan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7byqkEY8Db8
Much remains to be done. If you want to consider learning more about supporting our work, please visit www.wfp.org/typhoon
You can also meet some of the people we help: https://www.wfp.org/stories/philippines-typhoon-what-5-survivors-are-thinking-1-month
We’ll be here for an hour or so before we have to go out to the field today.
Ask us anything!
[EDIT 1] Hi guys, thanks for the initial questions! Unfortunately, we have to leave for now, as we still have to go out to the field. But keep the questions coming! We'll get back to you at the end of the day. Cheers!
[EDIT 2] Thank you everyone for joining us here today! We'll wrap up for now. Hope to find another time to discuss with you guys again. Cheers!