Hundreds of thousands stranded by floods in the Philippines

Published on 03 October 2011

Hundreds of thousands of people in the Philippines are stranded in evacuation centres or living with family and friends due to flooding. (..) Stephen Anderson, director, World Food Program, Philippines: That area, because of its mountainous terrain, they've had a lot of landslides, and roads washed out and bridges damaged. So altogether I think they are saying about 2.8 million people affected. It's a different problem than in the more low-lying areas of Region 3 where it's a more of a flat flood basin where the water is congregating and is sitting and that's where you have seen the scenes of people having to climb on their roofs and they expect the water to remain for another five days or so.

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