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  כסלו 9, 5774 , 12/11/13

International Aid to Philippines Doesn't Rain - It Pours

Just 24 hours after Typhoon Heiyan made a disastrous landfall in the Philippines, international aid is pouring in to help the island nation. 

Walla reports that over 8 million people have been affected by the typhoon, which left over 10,000 people dead and an estimated 800,000 reported missing. 

Walla also provides a breakdown of some of the international aid pledged so far - and it is plentiful. Australia has reportedly pledged 10 million Australian dollars in aid and medical assistance; China has pledged $200,000; the EU has pledged 3 million Euros; Indonesia has sent a search-and-rescue team, drinking water, food, and medical supplies. Japan has not pledged any financial assistance so far, but has been instrumental in transferring over 25 medical teams from various countries to the region. 

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