A Look at the Typhoon Disaster in the Philippines

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  • Woman Holds Her Child Close
  • How to Help
  • Number of dead continues to rise in the Philippines
  • Pope Urges Typhoon Victims to Be Strong
  • U.S. Appoints New Ambassador
  • At Least Two Million Affected
  • About the Philippines
  • Rainfall Hit Friday
  • Vietnam Escapes Worst of Storm
  • Storm Reaches 170 MPH
  • Blocked Roads Delay Disaster Relief Efforts
  • An Unimaginable Recovery Effort
  • Philippines President Considers Emergency State
  • Goods in High Need
  • Desperate Call for Help
  • Survivor Stands Outside Home
  • Military Rescue
  • Residents Scattered

U.S. Appoints New Ambassador 

Philip Goldberg, formerly posted in Bolivia, is a veteran diplomat and the new U.S. ambassador to the Philippines.  The Senate, given the U.S. aid effort being coordinated from the capital, Manila, expedited his appointment.  

There are over 13,000 U.S. service members who are involved in distributing aid to the millions of people affected by the typhoon.  

(Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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