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LONDON, November 13. (Itar-Tass) In 24 hours, British citizens collected around 13 million pounds, or $21 million, towards aiding the typhoon-struck Philippines. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which organized the collection, has announced this on Wednesday. DEC will now use the funds to provide nourishment, water and shelter to the affected locals.
According to the latest figures, 2344 people perished in the typhoon. Over 3,000 people were injured, around 100 are missing. Over 650,000 locals are left without shelter, the total number of affected people is estimated to be in the range of 9.5 million.