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Salem-News.com (Jan-25-2014 00:53)

Human Skulls Found At Marion Recycling Center (PHOTOS)

As it turns out, the skulls were reportedly found by Frank Shriver, of North Bend, Oregon who passed away in 1991, while prospecting for gold in the Philippines, just prior to the Japanese invasion of World War II.

(SALEM) - Human skulls found at a Salem, Oregon recycling center When workers at the Mari on Recycling Center Incorporated, located in the 3600 block of Brooklake Road NE, dumped out a cardboard box and prepared it to be recycled, the last thing they expected to fall out were two human skulls.

But when they did, it brought plant operations to a halt and generated a response from the Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-20-2013 11:58)

Oregon Volunteers Spending Thanksgiving Caring for Victims of Typhoon

Medical Teams International is responding to the disaster by shipping medicines and medical supplies and sending teams of medical volunteers to provide care; the organization will continue to mobilize teams as needed.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Medical Teams International logo Medical Teams International (MTI) is mobilizing additional medical professionals to care for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

By the end of this week, the humanitarian relief and development organization will have deployed more than 30 volunteers.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-16-2013 15:56)

Nevadans Walking for Philippines Typhoon Victims

Rajan Zed has urged public to wholeheartedly support the victims as the need was massive and immediate.

(RENO) - Typhoon Hayan results in Phillippines photo: rt Students and others are holding "Walk for Philippines Typhoon Victims" starting at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR) on November 24 in support of the victims of deadly super-typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), one of the most powerful ever recorded on land.

It is organized by GienieMae Camacho Oquendo, who heads the "Nevadans Helping Philippines Typhoon Victims", and backed by distinguished religious statesman Rajan Zed.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-15-2013 20:59)

UNICEF Typhoon Haiyan Crisis Update No. 1

Water and food continue to be among the top priorities as the risk of malnutrition and infectious disease is given with the disruption in water, sanitation and hygiene services (WASH).

(MANILLA) - Damage from hurricane in Phillippines Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) made landfall over the Philippines on November 8, 2013. The typhoon made six landfalls in five provinces – Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Iloilo and Palawan – causing storm surges and flooding affecting an estimated 36 provinces in all.

On November 12, the President of the Philippines declared a state of calamity. The death toll to date is reported at 2,500.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-14-2013 13:26)

Philippines: UN Humanitarian Chief Appeals for Support for Typhoon Survivors

“People with absolutely nothing are doing their best to regain some degree of normality” - Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos

(MANILLA) - Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (left) meets with a member of the UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team in Tacloban, the Philippines. Photo: OCHA The top United Nations humanitarian official today called for a sustained and collective response from the international community to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, and added that despite logistical challenges, aid is increasingly reaching those in need.

The typhoon slammed the country over the weekend and according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), some 11 million people have been affected, and more than 600,000 people have been displaced.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-12-2013 15:55)

UNICEF Needs Your Help for Philippine Disaster

UNICEF's resources in the Philippines are dangerously depleted. Every donation received will immediately be spent to provide more help, to save another child.

(MANILLA) - Disaster in the Phillippines UNICEF's images from on-the-ground in the Philippines show unfathomable destruction.

Tsunami-like walls of water 13 feet high barreled inland, wiping away everything in their path. Evacuation centers designed to resist high winds proved to be death traps as sea water rose. More than 10,000 are believed dead in just one town, Tacloban City.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-10-2013 20:46)

Philippines: UN Working Around the Clock to Reach Thousands Affected by Typhoon

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has indicated that up to 4 million children could be affected.

(MANILLA ) - An average of 20 typhoons a year strike the Philippines. Photo: IRIN/Jason Gutierrez United Nations agencies are working closely with the Government of the Philippines to reach those affected by the super typhoon Haiyan, as the number of reported casualties continues to rise and access remains a challenge in many areas.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was extremely concerned by the impact of the typhoon, which has reportedly caused some 10,000 casualties, displaced more than 650,000 people and affected 9.5 million people.

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