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Typhoon Bopha: Philippines survivors 'need help'

10 December 2012 Last updated at 04:23 GMT

Typhoon Bopha devastated parts of the southern Philippines last Tuesday, but the number of people killed and missing has been climbing steadily.

President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity as the search for the missing continues.

Raul Hernandez, spokesman for the Philippines department of Foreign Affairs, told the BBC that survivors needed non-perishable food, shelter and medicine.

Mr Hernandez said the Philippines government would welcome foreign assistance.