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Villagers carry sacks of relief aid as a U.S. helicopter delivers aid to a remote village off Guiuan

Villagers carry sacks of relief aid as a U.S. helicopter delivers aid to a remote village off Guiuan, Eastern Samar, in central Philippines November 20, 2013. The Philippines is facing an enormous rebuilding task from Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 3,974 people and left 1,186 missing, with many isolated communities yet to receive significant aid despite a massive international relief effort. REUTERS/Edgar Su (PHILIPPINES)

US Military assistance in Philippines

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that swept the central

Philippines nearly doubled overnight, reaching 4,000, as helicopters

from a U.S. aircraft carrier and other naval ships began flying food,

water and medical teams to ravaged regions. (Reuters)