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Although the Philippines were hit by a typhoon over the weekend, the senior UN humanitarian official there is praising the country's preparedness and resilience.
David Carden, who heads the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Philippines, reports that so far, 13 deaths have been attributed to Typhoon Nari, which slammed into the north of the country on Saturday.
The typhoon, locally known as "Santi," has affected more than 700,000 people and has destroyed approximately 40,000 houses.
Dianne Penn spoke to Carden, who's based in the capital, Manila, to find out about the storm and to learn how UN assistance is helping Filipinos displaced by recent armed conflict between government forces and Muslim rebels in the south of the country.