Philippines aid scandal: Food flown in from Britain ends up in shops hundreds of miles from typhoon | Mail Online
Philippines aid scandal: Food flown in from Britain ends up in shops hundreds of miles from typhoon Supplies have turned up on shelves of shops in the capital Manila Equipment bought with UK donations have been locked up in warehouses Rice and other food is being stockpiled and not given to needy Charities express concern that not all donations are reaching disaster zone.
Crucial aid sent from Britain to help the victims of typhoon-ravaged areas of the Philippines is being siphoned off and sold for profit by corrupt local officials.
Emergency supplies delivered by military helicopters have turned up on the shelves of shops in affluent districts of the capital Manila – hundreds of miles from the disaster zone.
And shelter equipment purchased using British donations has been locked up in government warehouses and stockpiled alongside rice and other food intended for victims of last month’s catastrophe, The Mail on Sunday has learned.