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The Devastation of Typhoon Melor

It’s been more than 3 weeks since Typhoon Melor devastated the Philippines, where the death toll hit 42. The government declared a state of “national calamity” with the typhoon hitting speeds of 150 km/hr at its centre, and gusts of up to 185 kph. Aid efforts are still ongoing in the country and the Australian Government announced a few days ago that it would provide $500,000 in foreign aid to the Philippines in the aftermath of the disaster. Plan International, amongst other humanitarian agencies, have been providing ongoing support to the disaster struck country.

Eli Mechanic, Deputy Director of Plan International in the Philippines, joined us via Skype.

Produced by Georgia Clark

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