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UCLA nurse joins the Typoon Haiyan relief effort

Typhoon Survivors Continue To Rebuild Their Lives During The Festive Season

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Residents walks past a Christmas tree made of recyclable materials on Christmas Eve on December 24, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Haiyan has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land, leaving thousands dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. Countries all over the world have pledged relief aid to help support those affected by the typhoon. With Christianity being the predominant religion in Philippines, the people of Tacloban will try to find a way to celebrate Christmas despite the incredibly difficult circumstances.

It's been over six weeks since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the central and southern parts of The Philippines 

It was the most powerful storms ever recorded to strike land, and it displaced more than four million people, many of whom are still in need of significant aid.

Today, we check in with one of the people who's helping out. Paolo Montenegro is a Neuro Trauma ICU nurse at UCLA. But for the past week, he's been traveling around various Filipino neighborhoods known as "Baranguys" on the central island of Visayas, providing care to those who need it.

Montenegro joins the show to talk about his experience and how the relief effort is progressing. 


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