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SA aid workers visit Philippines villages

Wednesday 20 November 2013 20:37

Njanji Chauke

Thousands remain desperate following one of the worst storms in the Philippines.(SABC)

Thousands remain desperate following one of the worst storms in the Pacific. South African medics and aid workers have visited several villages that were cut out from civilization after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Thousands remain desperate following one of the worst storms in the Pacific.

A South African delegation is focusing its humanitarian mission in the Northern Philippines after concerns that all foreign aid was being sent to Tacloban, the epicenter of the storm.

Schooling in most villages has been disrupted. A school in Liberty Village evacuated learners three days before the storm after early warning systems were activated. It now serves as a makeshift clinic.

On Wednesday, South African medics went to the area to make an assessment since Haiyan struck. Food distribution centres have sprung all over Leyte Province. But thousands remain desperate and without food after crops were destroyed and roads blocked.

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