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Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:09

$500 Million for Typhoon Rebuilding

World Bank Group is providing the Filipino government with a $500 million emergency loan to help rebuild the devastated country. They will also provide a cash transfer to help clean up from the disaster and build temporary shelters. The World Bank Group has sent a technical team to the Philippines to assess the damage and determine the best path to rebuild. The team will first determine a reconstruction plan for the country, and then they will set it into place.

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  • Date occured Monday, 18 November 2013
Monday, 11 November 2013 19:15

Philippines Devastated After Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines on Friday as one of the strongest storms on record.  Sustained winds of 145 mph with gusts up to 235 mph, as well as waves topping 40 feet in height, destroyed many of the country’s costal towns. Tacloban, one of the hardest hit areas, has nearly no structures left standing, including its airport. Many other villages in the Philippines are facing similar devastation, and it is reported 70% to 80% of the structures in Haiyan’s path were destroyed.

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  • Date occured Friday, 08 November 2013