"Two months ago, Typhoon Bopha hit the souther Philippines island of Mindanao. Farming and fishing villages were devastated by flash floods and landslides which swept houses away or buried people in mud. Some might say what's new about that? After all, Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Well, Bopha was Category 5 - the largest on the scale - and it hit an area, eastern Mindanao - that hadn't seen a typhoon in a century."
- Thin Lei Win, Thomson Reuters Correspondent
2' TALKING POINT is a new format produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It presents a pressing issue or a news item developed with a personal touch by our AlertNet and TrustLaw correspondents, in two minutes or less.
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