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A boy who lost both of his parents in Typhoon Haiyan now wanders his destroyed Philippine town alone, sleeping on a piece of plywood he carries with him, his only possession. He is among other orphans who climbed onto the roof of a building to escape the waters, saving themselves from the storm. Gadi Schwartz reports from the Philippines for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.
NBC4 reporter Gadi Schwartz and photographer Kristopher Li traveled to the Philippines to document the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Thousands have been confirmed dead, and the number has been increasing rapidly.
Of the 3.4 million Filipino-Americans, U.S. Census figures show more than 463,000 live in Los Angeles and Orange counties alone - many with relatives affected by the disaster.
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