Typhoon Haiyan: US carrier boosts Philippines relief effort

TACLOBAN (TIP): The relief operation in the central Philippines to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan is making progress following the arrival of a US aircraft carrier and its escort of two cruisers. More victims are receiving help but a BBC correspondent at the scene says there is still no largescale food distribution taking place. The first mass burials have been carried out in Tacloban. The confirmed death toll, more than 2,300, is expected to continue rising. More than 11 million people have been affected by the typhoon, according to the UN.

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