Philippines Pleads for International Assistance

    The Philippines has appealed to the international community for aid, equipment and rescue personnel after tropical storm Ketsana hit the country, leaving at least 140 dead and almost half a million displaced. Metro Manila and 25 Philippine provinces are currently under a state of calamity as another tropical storm brews near the Southeast Asian archipelago,

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.