Typhoon Haiyan (Philippines)

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Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall, has caused widespread devastation in the Philippines. Almost 10 million people have been affected across 8,000 villages, 447 towns, and 48 cities in nine regions across the country.

Pope Francis has called for “concrete help” for the victims in the mostly Catholic country, saying the damage was enormous.

Caritas Australia, the Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, has committed an initial $1 million to help in emergency relief efforts in the Philippines.

Teams from the Caritas network arrived at the port in Ormoc, Leyte on Sunday and travelled to Palo, near Tacloban city. What the people are most in need of at the moment are the basic necessities. Emergency supplies, including shelter, water, sanitation and health kits are now arriving in Cebu city through the Caritas network.

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