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Global aid response gathers pace for Philippines

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The global response to the horrific typhoon disaster in the Philippines gathered pace Tuesday, with the launch of a $300 million appeal by the United Nations as countries and companies swung into action. 

This aerial photo shows destroyed houses in the town of Guiuan in Eastern Samar province, central Philippines on November 11, 2013

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, in Manila, praised the international community's response to Super Typhoon Haiyan but insisted much more needed to be done to help people hit by a catastrophe her organisation fears may have already killed 10,000.

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