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Mark Leon Goldberg is the managing editor of UN Dispatch

9 Nov 2013, Tacloban, Philippines: An estimated 9.5 million in nine regions across the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda, which swept through the country on 8 November. The Philippines Red Cross has reported that at least 1,200 people have died but the number is expected to increase as more affected areas become accessible. Credit: OCHA

How the UN Responds When A Massive Disaster Strikes

This is what happens when a disaster strikes.

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9 Nov 2013, Tacloban, Philippines: Aid organizations are supporting the Government’s relief efforts and have ramped up critical humanitarian operations in affected areas. However, access remains a key challenge as some areas are still cut off from relief operations. Credit: OCHA

Top of the Morning: Latest From Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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How New Technology is Fighting the Old Problem of Cow Theft

Cow and crop theft is a serious problem the Caribbean

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9 Nov 2013, Tacloban, Philippines: An estimated 9.5 million in nine regions across the Philippines have been affected by Typhoon Yolanda, which swept through the country on 8 November. The Philippines Red Cross has reported that at least 1,200 people have died but the number is expected to increase as more affected areas become accessible. Credit: OCHA

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines Facts and Figures

The Philippines is reeling from Typhoon Haiynan.

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9 Nov 2013, Tacloban, Philippines: Roads, airports and bridges have been destroyed or are covered in wreckage. Tacloban airport’s air traffic control and fuel storage facility have been damaged. A Reception and Departure Centre (RDC) has been established at the airport to register incoming relief teams and coordinate response. Credit: OCHA

Top of the Morning 9.5 Million Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

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USA Loses Vote at UNESCO. Withdrawal from the IAEA, WHO and OPCW Next?

The USA will lose its vote at UNESCO today.

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