Caritas Rushes Aid to Philippines [Zenit]

MANILA, Philippines, SEPT. 29, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Caritas is responding to the worst flood the Philippines has seen in 50 years, which killed some 250 people Saturday and displaced hundreds of thousands more.

In just 12 hours, Tropical Storm Ketsana dumped a month’s worth of rain on the city of 12 million people, submerging 80% of the capital.

Caritas will initially provide aid for a total of 10,000 families in the seriously affected areas.

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