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US bishops, CRS receive over $50M for aid to typhoon victims

Catholic World News - January 28, 2014

In the two months following Typhoon Haiyan, special collections undertaken by bishops in the United States have raised “$7.2 million for humanitarian relief and church rebuilding and $2.9 million strictly for humanitarian relief,” according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

In all, Catholic Relief Services, the US bishops’ international relief and development agency, has received “over $50 million in donations, including $27 million from bishops and dioceses.”

The typhoon, the deadliest in the history of the Philippines, left over 1,600 dead and 1,700 missing and caused $1.5 billion in damage.

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