Russia Sends 2 Planes to Support Philippines Relief Efforts

RIA Novosti
Tuesday 12th November, 2013

MOSCOW, November 12 (RIA Novosti) – Russia has sent two planes carrying medical aid to the Philippines as the world acts to help the typhoon-ravaged Southeast Asian nation.The Ilyushin-76 planes are carrying doctors, rescuers and psychologists to support relief efforts in the Philippines, said Oleg Voronov, deputy head of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry’s crisis center. The UN will send $25 million in aid to help the country deal with the aftermath of the typhoon, one of the strongest storms on record, the organization’s head said Monday. A total of 23 countries, including the US, China and EU s…

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