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Photos of Oxfam distribution of 400 tons of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban on 12 December 2013, to help farmers win their 'race against time' to avoid missing the next growing season.

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Flooded fields covered with debris, Philippines. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

International agency Oxfam will start distributing 400 tons of rice seeds in six rural municipalities south of Tacloban today (Thursday 12 December) to help farmers win their 'race against time' to avoid missing the next growing season.

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One month after Typhoon Haiyan hit, Peter Struijf Oxfam program manager in Tacloban in the Philippines reports on the situation. Millions of people have been affected and will need support well into the future.

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Oxfam's Vincent Malasador gives support and reassurance. Photo: Jane Beesley/Oxf

Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of the Philippines typhoon, fast action backed by generous international support and the solidarity of local people has helped millions of people survive and prevented any major outbreak of disease.

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The village of Barangay Magay after Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

After Typhoon Haiyan had completed its deadly path across Barangay Magay, Tanauan, a storm surge several meters high enveloped the small village of Tanauan. Resident Raynaldo Basibas survived to this tragedy and explains the story.

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Rowena stands in front of her destroyed house. Photo: Anne Wright/Oxfam

Rowena Bajado-Alcober, 33, lost her mother, father and brother in the storm surge after Typhoon Haiyan tore through Leyte. As Oxfam visited her area to distribute water and hygiene kits, she shared her tragic story.

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Oxfam aid distribution, Cebu, Philippines. Photo: Oxfam

Oxfam is urgently trying to reach 500,000 people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Here are some photos of our distribution of hygiene and water kits in Cebu and Leyte.

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Oxfam is urgently trying to reach 500,000 people affected by typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our priority is to reach the most vulnerable families with safe water and sanitation facilities to help protect people from public health risks. Please donate to support our relief and recovery efforts.

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Coconut tree plantation wiped out by Haiyan. Photo: Maylyn Pagatpatan/Oxfam

Millions of people in the Philippines will go hungry in the coming months if rice farmers don’t receive urgent assistance after typhoon Haiyan wiped out a third of the countries rice growing areas.

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