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International aid heading for the Philippines

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 01:13

Nov. 10 - The death toll rises as disaster relief heads for Philippines after a devastating typhoon. Julie Noce reports.

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EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Shipments of international aid are en-route to the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan wreaked havoc in the central part of the country. Planes carrying supplies for the more than 4 million people affected by the disaster left Frankfurt on Sunday. The storm, possibly the biggest ever to make landfall, flattened entire coastal regions leaving thousands feared dead. Local officials estimate at least 10,000 people have died the city of Tacloban alone. Philippine President Benigno Aquino spoke to reporters at the airport there on Sunday and said the first priority was helping survivors. (SOUNDBITE) (English) PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO SAYING: "Tally for the missing and also that have been confirmed dead, that's a concern. But we are addressing first the needs of those who are still living, especially those that are injured, the need for food and need for water." Some food and water was being handed out to residents at Tacloban airport, but more supplies are urgently needed. Officials said looting and lawlessness are preventing more aid from reaching the affected region. Typhoon Haiyan is headed for Vietnam where authorities have relocated more than 800,000 people. The storm is expected to hit central parts of the country overnight.

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International aid heading for the Philippines

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 01:13