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Stamford Group Airlifts Supplies to Philippines

STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford-based AmeriCares is airlifting medical and relief supplies to flood survivors in the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Washi has killed more than 1,000 and forced tens of thousands to leave their homes, a statement from the organization said. About 45,000 people are now living in evacuation centers, the statement said.

AmeriCares has already sent two airlifts to Mindanao Island, one of the hardest hit areas. It delivers supplies to the Philippines annually during flood season.

“Our partners are flying in relief supplies with helicopters because severe flooding and waist-high mud are making it difficult to reach survivors,” said Christoph Gorder, AmeriCares senior vice president of global programs.

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