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Nov 12th, 2013 - International News

TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — Local authorities in the eastern Philippines struggle to deal with the enormity of Friday's typhoon that may have left 10,000 people dead, and maybe more.

Most residents of the hardest hit city of Tacloban spent the night under pouring rain — either in the ruins of their homes or in the open along roadsides and damaged trees.

Some slept under tents brought in by the government or aid groups. So far little international aid has arrived.

Tim Glenn of Compassion International says they have over 66,000 kids in their child development centers throughout the Philippines. Because communication is poor between church sponsors they aren't sure how many of their sponsored children may have been impacted by the typhoon.

Send International has been working in the Philippines since World War II. Relief efforts will be launched through some of the 30,000 churches they are connected with.

More information available through Mission Network News at mnnonline.org.

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