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13-08-2012 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

Philippines: Devastating floods in Manilla


In the Philippines, the rains have swamped a large portion of Metro Manila, and killed more than 50 people throughout the country.

Typhoons Saola, Damrey and more recently Haikui have brought the heaviest rains the Philippines has seen in three years, affecting 1.2 million people across the country. Nearly 242,000 people are seeking temporary shelter in 614 evacuation centers.

Philippine Red Cross (PRC) mobilised more than 300 staff and volunteers to help with the evacuation and deliver relief aid to flooded communities.

Red Cross rescued more than 1,000 people and assisted in the evacuation of another 8,000. More than 8,000 people have already been provided with emergency food packages or hot meals.

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