Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines: Hope emerges amid devastation

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Video: Related Columns MANILA, November 23, 2013 — Two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan – known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines – struck the Central Region of this country, hope emerges as makeshift stalls selling fruits and some local businesses have reopened to cater to the needs of fellow survivors. Both local and foreign aid continues to pour in, and some roads are already passable, easing the way for growing relief operations. BY THE NUMBERS As of November 20, 2013, at 6:00 am, the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) updated the number of typhoon casualties with 4,011 reported dead, 18, 557 injured, and 1,602 still missing. Of the 2,145,359…

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