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    Posted December 8, 2013 by
    Tacloban, Philippines
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    One month on - Tacloban through the car window

    Earlier this week I was in Tacloban, a city in the Philippines devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda - the strongest storm ever recorded at landfall. According to those at the mayor's office around 10,000-15,000 lives were lost in Tacloban alone. Each day retrieval teams are finding around 80 bodies and many people may never be found - taken by the huge sea surge that reached 30 metres high in places. It's a very tragic tale and a heart-pounding experience to see devastation of this kind.
    Relief efforts are in swing with volunteers and organisations from all over the world doing incredible work for survivors.

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