Submitted by ub on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 08:34

The President of The Philippines has declared his nation a calamity as a new storm makes landfall.

The devastation will certainly affect the Philippine economy as the storm has now slammed as many as 9.7 million people and many countries have pledged assistance, with the U.S. deploying an aircraft carrier from Hong Kong.

Meanwhile, The UN has launched a $300m appeal and warships head to Philippines and an army of soldiers were dispatched to prevent looting as survivors scoured for food as festering bodies still litter the streets in many areas, with the smell of rotting flesh hanging in the air and increasing the fear of disease with the following tropical heatwave.

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