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The United States announced it will provide $20 million in assistance to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The storm has ripped through the Philippines, leaving water, food, and medicine in short supply.

Officials estimate up to 10,000 people have died as a result of the storm. U.S. Marines are also now on the ground in the Philippines offering aid to those affected.

Professor Joseph McCallus, PhD, from Columbus State University who owns a home in the Philippines explains what kind of work the military is doing in the devastated country.

"The military is there trying to control order. For the past several days, there has been no order at all. Trying to bring in relief supplies. They're going to need massive medical supplies. If the estimates are correct, they have 10,000 bodies in the street," he says.

McCallus says he has been in the Philippines the last 25 summers. He went for the first time in 1986.

"Many of the houses in Tacloban would have been wood...that's what took the lives of many of the people."

In the meantime, Philippine soldiers have been distributing food and water in the city of Tacloban. Also, teams from the United Nations and other international agencies have been arriving in the country to help in the recovery efforts.

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