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Amphibious vehicles to boost Philippine aid effort

Amphibious vehicles carrying hundreds of US Marines have been ordered into action to help relief efforts in the hard-to-reach Philippines typhoon disaster zone. The craft will ferry hundreds of troops into storm-ravaged parts of the country where broken infrastructure is badly hampering aid deliveries and adding to a growing sense of desperation among survivors of the horrendous storm.

Amphibious vehicles to boost Philippine aid effort

Amphibious vehicles carrying hundreds of US Marines have been ordered into action to help relief efforts in the hard-to-reach Philippines typhoon disaster zone. The craft will ferry hundreds of troops into storm-ravaged parts of the country where broken infrastructure is badly hampering aid deliveries and adding to a growing sense of desperation among survivors of the horrendous storm.

Amphibious vehicles to boost global Philippine aid effort

Amphibious vehicles carrying hundreds of US Marines have been ordered into action to help relief efforts in the hard-to-reach Philippines typhoon disaster zone. The ships will ferry hundreds of troops into storm-ravaged parts of the country where broken infrastructure is badly hampering aid deliveries and adding to a growing sense of desperation among survivors of the horrendous storm.

UN to launch major aid appeal for battered Philippines

The United Nations will Tuesday launch an urgent aid appeal expected to seek hundreds of millions of dollars to help the Philippines recover from the ravages of Typhoon Haiyan. UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos was headed for the Philippines to lead a "flash appeal" for cash, officials said, saying the scale of devastation was so far-reaching that a major emergency effort is needed. The announcement came as the Pentagon said it had ordered an aircraft carrier, other ships and scores of aircraft that had been on a stop in Hong Kong to head to the stricken archipelago.

World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

The United States, Britain, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan continued to emerge Tuesday. The Pentagon sent Marines and equipment while Britain was to send a ship and a transporter plane to assist with the relief effort following the typhoon, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster.

Factbox: World offers aid for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

(Reuters) - Rescue workers struggled to reach ravaged towns and villages in the central Philippines on Monday in the chaotic aftermath of a powerful typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000. Many survivors have lost loved ones and everything they own. They have no food, clean water, medicine or shelter. Bodies left to rot in the fields and by the sides of roads are adding to the risk of disease.

Pakistan floods affect 1.5 million

Floods and heavy monsoon rains have now killed 178 people and affected 1.5 million across Pakistan in the last three weeks, disaster management officials said Sunday in updated figures. "At least 178 people have died and 1,503,492 others affected by recent monsoon rains and floods across Pakistan," a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told AFP. He said that the rains had wounded 855 people, affected 5,615 villages and destroyed 20,312 houses all over the country.

Pakistan floods affect nearly 1 million

Heavy monsoon rains triggering floods have affected nearly one million people and killed 139 others across Pakistan in the last three weeks, disaster management officials said Wednesday. "The rains affected 931,074 people, killed at least 139 and wounded 804 others," a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told AFP. He said that the rains had hit 3,826 villages and destroyed 13,262 houses all over the country.

Pakistan floods affect 300,000

Heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods affecting more than 300,000 people across Pakistan in the last two weeks and killed 108 others, disaster management officials said Sunday. "The rains affected 334,764 people, killed at least 108 people and wounded 104," a senior National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) official told AFP. The rains have hit 770 villages and completely destroyed 2,427 houses across Pakistan, he said. The NDMA has established 44 relief camps in flood-hit areas to accommodate affected people, the official added.

Death toll rises to 84 in Pakistan floods

"At least 84 people were killed, 44 were wounded and 81,341 were affected by recent rain and flooding," a senior official in the National Disaster Management Authority said.
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