26 Dec '11, 8am

Tent cities loom for Philippine flood victims

Tent cities loom for Philippine flood victims

Residents queue up to receive relief good at a mosque in a remote area in Iligan City, southern Philippines on Dec 26, 2011. Tens of thousands of flash flood survivors in the Philippines face life in tent cities for months while safe areas to resettle them are sought, a top relief official said. -- PHOTO: AFP CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AFP) - Tens of thousands of flash flood survivors in the Philippines face life in tent cities for months while safe areas to resettle them are sought, a top relief official said on Monday. More than 60,000 people displaced by tropical storm Washi are sheltering in government buildings in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities, most of them in schools that reopen after the holidays, civil defence chief Benito Ramos said. 'We can't construct permanent shelters for them immediately. It will take some time. They have to move into tents when schools ...

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