The Philippine presidential office announced, on Wednesday, that the areas of the country devastated by Hurricane Ray are a disaster area.
In a televised address, Rodrigo Duterte said the decision will facilitate handling of domestic and foreign donations, help expedite rescue work and regulate prices of consumer and consumer goods in the region.
China announced on Wednesday that it will donate one million dollars to rescue work, and the European Union will send 1.7 million euros in emergency aid for humanitarian purposes as a first step. The United States, France, Canada, Australia, Japan, Britain and many other countries have promised assistance.
The wind was 270 kilometers per hour
The Rai River was the most destructive typhoon this year. Its gusts reached 270 kilometers per hour.
Although the storm had already left the Philippines for the South China Sea on Friday, the disaster affected more than two million people in the central and southern parts of the country. At least 375 people were killed in the landslides and floods caused by the typhoon. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 684,000 people have been displaced.
Tens of thousands had to be evacuated in Malaysia
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Tens of thousands were forced to leave their homes.
The Malaysian military is searching for survivors by boat and thus delivering supplies to people stuck in their homes.
More heavy rains are expected in the country these days.
Haiyan killed more than 6,000 people
Many foreign countries, including the United States, France, Australia, China and the European Union, have sent humanitarian aid to help the victims of the so-called super cyclone disaster.
About twenty typhoons hit the Philippines every year. The most devastating to date was Haiyan, which killed about 6,300 people in November 2013 and forced more than four million to flee their homes.
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