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Philippine land use worsens impact of Typhoon Bopha

Philippine land use worsens impact of Typhoon Bopha

Updated 7 December 2012, 16:35 AEDT

The recovery effort continues on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where the death toll in the wake of Typhoon Bopha has passed 500, and hundreds more are still missing.

The storm triggered mudslides and flash floods that washed away mining settlements and destroyed roads.

An estimated 200,000 people are homeless and sheltering in evacuation centres, as authorities appeal for aid, like food, water and shelter.

The executive director of Landcare Philippines on Mindanao has told Sen Lam the local terrain and mining activities mean the region is very dangerous for the communities that live there.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Ben Aspera executive director, Landcare Philippines, Mindanao

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