Philippines declares state of calamity

Updated December 22 2021 - 4:06pm, first published 4:01pm
The Philippines government has declared a state of calamity for regions hit by Typhoon Rai.
The Philippines government has declared a state of calamity for regions hit by Typhoon Rai.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a state of calamity to ramp up relief operations for over 2 million people affected by the strongest typhoon to hit the country this year, officials say.

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