160 Still Missing in the Philippines Following Typhoon Tembin

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It’s been a shocking Christmas for parts of Mindanao with nearly 250 confirmed dead, 70,000 homeless, and 160 still missing as a result of Typhoon Tembin (known locally as Typhoon Vinta) this Christmas. All those numbers are expected to rise significantly as rescue services make their way into more isolated provinces and villages.

Particularly badly hit was Zamboanga. Prayers and sympathies are with everyone, especially as I have friends in the region who I haven’t heard from since the storm hit.