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Typhoon Bopha: Families Struggle to Recover

12/20/2012 03:04 am ET | Updated Feb 18, 2013

More than a thousand people have been killed in the destruction left by Typhoon Bopha in Mindanao, the southern island of the Philippines. Thousands are still living in evacuation center -- their homes totally destroyed. They face an uncertain future since the typhoon wrecked huge plantations of crops and it could take farmers many years to completely recover. Aid agency, Oxfam, is providing clean water, shelter materials, and cash grants for families in some of the worst-affected areas. One area includes these families living in New Bataan, Compostela Valley.