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Province pledges $100,000 for typhoon-damaged Philippines

A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday. Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 people dead and many more injured Saturday, a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region.

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A resident passes by toppled car outside an airport terminal after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban City, Leyte province, central Philippines on Saturday. Rescuers in the central Philippines counted at least 100 people dead and many more injured Saturday, a day after one of the most powerful typhoons on record ripped through the region.

The provincial government is lending a hand to the Philippines as it digs out of the damage inflicted by Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda.

In an announcement Saturday, Premier Greg Selinger pledged $100,000 to the Manitoba Council for International Co-operation, funds that will help aid and support the reconstruction in the region.

"The lives of thousands of families have been forever changed by what is being called one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit landfall," Selinger said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with those families today as they face such unimaginable loss and devastation."

According to estimates from the Red Cross, approximately 1,000 people have been killed by the massive typhoon, with hundreds of thousands of more residents displaced from their homes and communities.

MCIC is an independent coalition of development groups that oversee the distribution of aid and development funding in areas of the world that require disaster relief.

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Updated on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 12:50 PM CST: added photo

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