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Trauma of Philippines typhoon kids

Until the arrival of Typhoon Haiyan 12-year-old Ralph Ramirez thought his family's home was indestructible. Now it's a pile of rubble like most of the Philippines city of Tacloban. He and his family climbed a tree to escape the massive surge of water generated by one of the biggest storms in recorded history. Ralph, the nine other members of his family, and the new dog they've adopted and named Typhoon, now have a shack built from some of the debris. But he says the loss of their home is painful. (SOUNDBITE) (Waray) 12-YEAR-OLD RALPH RAMIREZ SAYING: "No typhoon that came before ever damaged our house. It's just this time, because it was so strong. Those other typhoons never did any damage, neighbours would even put their things in our house to be safe. But this time it was totally destroyed, and it really hurts me to see it." This school provides food and shelter for the survivors of the storm. The children's group UNICEF estimates 1.7 m

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