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Humanitarian Aid Reaches 400 Thousand in the Philippines out Millions Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

United Nations, November 17 (RHC) Humanitarian aid, particularly food, has reached nearly 400 thousand victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, though it is still far from meeting the needs of over nine million people affected by the natural phenomena.
According to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) logistic resources are badly needed to take food to mountainous areas.
Typhoon Haiyan ravaged agricultural areas and fishing communities the Philippines nine days ago with over 300-kilometer strong winds.
According to OCHA the number of affected people is estimated between 9 and 13 million in nine regions of the country, while the displaced are calculated at three million people.
Last week, the United Nations called for a 300-million dollar humanitarian aid for the Phillipines, to particularly provide food, medical assistance, shelters and access to drinking water, among other aspects. 
Edited by Alberto Chirino
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