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Germany vows to 'ease the suffering' in Philippines

Typhoon-ravaged Philippines might breathe a sign of relief soon -- now that Germany and Malaysia are offering a helping hand. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle: (SOUNDBITE) (German) GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER GUIDO WESTERWELLE SAYING: "The Philippines and the region have suffered a terrible natural catastrophe. Therefore, before anything else I want to express our compassion for the people involved, the families and the victims... Germany wants to help and Germany will help. There will be immediate aid of 500,000 euros." World Vision and Germany's flagship airline, Lufthansa, have teamed up to fly emergency supplies to typhoon-hit central Philippines. (SOUNDBITE) (English) FRANK UHDRIS, FLIGHT CAPTAIN, SAYING: "We're taking supply goods for humanitarian assistance and we are carrying 25 tons of goods. They will be off loaded in Manila from Lufthansa Technik Philippines. They work together with the German embassy which is extraordinary, they will

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