International aid slowly makes its way to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Canada’s initial contribution of $5 million was supplemented yesterday by the deployment of Canada’s Disaster Assistance Response Team. The DART is awaiting orders in Hawaii. Meanwhile, the death toll among Filipinos continues to rise.
The death toll in the Philippines stands at 1,774.
“I was pleading with the soldiers. I was kneeling and begging because I have diabetes … Do they want me to die in this airport? They are stone-hearted.” —Helen Cordial, who hoped for safe passage away from the destruction on an air force cargo plane
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|CBC News||The death toll in the Philippines climbed to 1,774.|
|CTV News||Little international assistance has arrived in the Philippines.|
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