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Aid workers in the Philippines are on standby after flash floods submerged more than half the capital Manila.
A combination of torrential rain and high tides caused waters to rise, affecting 600,000 people and trapping many in their homes.
Seven people have died, including two young children, while at least 11 are injured. Four remain missing.
Schools and government offices in the capital have been closed for the second day in a row.
The children’s charity Plan International, which works in the Philippines, has aid workers ready to assist if needed.
“We are concerned about the thousands of families affected by the flooding and will be monitoring the situation closely.
“We have a crisis management team on standby if needed,” says Carin Van Der Hor, Plan’s country director in the Philippines.
The flooding was caused by two nights of monsoon rain, intensified by tropical storm Trami.
“Plan has worked in the Philippines for more than 50 years and has extensive experience in responding to natural disasters and other crises.
“We have teams of technical experts to support the immediate delivery of drinking water, food, medical supplies, educational resources and psychosocial support,” added Ms Van Der Hor.
The Philippines is extremely vulnerable to typhoons and storms. The floods come just days after Typhoon Utor hit the northern part of the country.
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