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Food running out, Philippine typhoon survivors warn

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By Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine officials and residents of areas that bore the brunt of Typhoon Rai pleaded for food, water, and shelter on Tuesday as damaged roads, flooding, and severed power and communication lines hampered relief efforts. Rai struck last Thursday, the strongest typhoon to hit the archipelago this year, killing nearly 400 people and affecting 1.8 million, displacing 630,000 of them, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. “Our food supply is running low. Maybe, in a few days, we will totally run out,” sa…

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