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UN humanitarian chief calls for support to Philippines after devastating Typhoon

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The top UN Humanitarian official has expressed extreme sadness by the reports of loss of life and terrible scenes of devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines. A statement from Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos, says there are varying estimates of the number of people killed, including at least 1,200 according to the [...]

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UN chief saddened by extensive loss of life in Philippines

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply saddened by the extensive loss of life and the serious damage to homes and infrastructure in the Philippines as a result of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, ( known locally as Yolanda). A statement from the Spokesperson’s Office, the Secretary-General offers his sincere condolences to the people and Government of the [...]

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WFP mobilizes to assist Philippines Gov’t in aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

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The World Food Programme (WFP) top officials in the Philippines have described the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan as devastating and are appealing form support to help met the needs of people made homeless by the 300 kilometre per hour winds and torrential rain. ” The devastation we saw in Tacloban on Saturday was shocking”, [...]

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