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Emergency Food Aid

World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) has been active in emergency food aid in the wake of catastrophic natural disasters. WINA donates instant noodles as emergency ration to the people in disaster-hit areas.


Earthquake & Tsunami in Indonesia (2018)

WINA donated some 200,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the affected region of earthquake/tsunami in Central Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. It was a joint relief effort with PT. Nissin Foods Indonesia and PT. Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk, two member companies of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
September 28, 2018
Affected areas
Central Sulawesi Province
Magnitude
7.5
Evacuees
200,000+
Death Toll
2,000+
Donation Volume ca. 200,000 servings
Products were shipped by PT. Nissin Foods Indonesia (Indonesia)
PT. Indofood CBP Sukses Makmur Tbk (Indonesia)

Typhoon Mangkhut in Northern Luzon, the Philippines (2018)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of Typhoon "Mangkhut" in Northern Luzon. Monde Nissin Foods shipped instant noodles to Typhoon-hit area via the Red Cross. It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation, a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
September 15, 2018
Affected areas
Northern Luzon
Evacuees
1,500,000+
Death Toll
81+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)

Hurricane Florence in USA (2018)

WINA donated some 68,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency rations to the stricken region of Hurricane Florence in the Eastern US. Nissin Foods (USA) shipped instant noodles via the local food banks. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (USA), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
August 31, 2018
Affected areas
North Carolina etc.
Evacuees
1,000,000+
Death Toll
36+
Donation Volume ca. 68,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

Flood in India (2018)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the affected region of flood in India to Government of Kerala. It was a joint relief effort with Indo Nissin Foods Limited, a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
August 8, 2018
Affected areas
Kerala, South India
Evacuees
1,000,000
Death Toll
445+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indo Nissin Foods Private Limited (India)

Flood Disaster in Laos (2018)

WINA donated some 10,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to Attapeu Province in Southern Laos for dam break by the heavy rainfall through the Chamber of Commerce in Khon Kaen, Thailand. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
July 23, 2018
Affected areas
Attapeu Province, Southern Laos
Evacuees
6000+
Death Toll
34+
Donation Volume ca. 10,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand)

Volcano Erupted in Guatemala (2018)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of volcano in Guatemala. Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico) shipped instant noodles via the local churches. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V., a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
June 3, 2018
Affected areas
Around 40 km south-west of Guatemala City, Guatemala
Evacuees
3,652
Death Toll
114+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico)

Earthquake in Iran & Iraq (2017)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake around the border of Iran and Iraq via the Red Crescent Societies. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Yildiz (Turkey), a member company of WINA. Furthermore, Nissin Yildiz provided 40,000 servings of instant noodles separately from the joint relief with WINA as part of the company's own relief efforts.

Overview
Occurred
Nov. 12, 2017
Affected areas
Around the border of Iran & Iraq
Magnitude
7.3
Evacuees
70,000+
Death Toll
440+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Yildiz (Turkey)

Earthquake in Central Mexico (2017)

WINA donated some 100,392 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Central Mexico. Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico) shipped instant noodles via the Red Cross. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V., a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Sep. 19, 2017
Affected areas
Central Mexico
Magnitude
7.1
Evacuees
3,000,000+
Death Toll
363+
Donation Volume ca. 100,392 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico)

Hurricane Irma in Florida, USA (2017)

WINA donated some 37,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of hurricane "Irma" in Florida. Nissin Foods (USA) shipped instant noodles to hurricane-hit Florida via local mass retailers, the Red Cross, and local food banks. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (USA), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Aug. 30, 2017
Affected areas
Florida, USA/Caribbean countries
Evacuees
1,200,000+
Death Toll
110+ (70+ in Florida)
Donation Volume ca. 37,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

Earthquake in South Mexico (2017)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in South Mexico. Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico) shipped instant noodles via the Red Cross (Chiapas). It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V., a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Sep. 7, 2017
Affected areas
Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Tabasco, in Mexico
Magnitude
8.1
Evacuees
800,000
Death Toll
100+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods De Mexico S.A. De C.V. (Mexico)

Hurricane Harvey in Texas, USA (2017)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of heavy hurricane "Harvey" in Texas. Nissin Foods (USA) shipped instant noodles to hurricane-hit Texas via the Red Cross and local food banks. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (USA), a member company of WINA. Furthermore, Nissin Foods (USA) provided 210,000 servings of instant noodles separately from a joint relief with WINA as part of the company's own relief efforts.

Overview
Occurred
Aug. 25, 2017
Affected areas
Texas, USA
Evacuees
30,000
Death Toll
70+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti (2016)

WINA donated some 74,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Nissin Foods (USA) shipped instant noodles to hurricane-hit Haiti via a US-based NPO, "Hope for Haiti." It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (USA), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Oct. 5, 2016
Affected areas
Haiti
Evacuees
350,000
Death Toll
800+
Donation Volume ca. 74,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

Typhoon in Fujian, China (2016)

WINA donated some 120,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of typhoon in Fujian, China. Nissin Foods (China) shipped instant noodles made at the company’s new factory in Fujian Province to the local Civil Affairs Bureau. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (China), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Jul. 10-11, 2016
Affected areas
Fujian, China
Evacuees
120,000
Death Toll
60
Donation Volume ca. 120,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (China)

Earthquake in Ecuador (2016)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to earthquake-stricken Ecuador. It was the joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc., a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Apr. 16, 2016
Affected areas
Ecuador
Magnitude
7.8
Evacuees
30,000
Death Toll
600+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.

Flood in Tamil Nadu, India (2015)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of Flood in Tamil Nadu, India. It was the joint relief effort with Indo Nissin Foods Limited, a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Nov. 15, 2015
Affected areas
Tamil Nadu, India
Evacuees
1,800,000
Death Toll
400
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indo Nissin Foods (India)

Earthquake in Nepal (2015)

WINA donated some 200,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to earthquake-stricken Nepal. It was the joint relief effort with Nissin Foods Group. For the reasons of taste similarity and geographic proximity, India-based Indo Nissin Foods shipped out bag-type instant noodles. The products were transported by a land route to the national border with Nepal. The products were then delivered to the quake victims with the full support of C.G. Foods, a WINA member in Nepal.

Overview
Occurred
Apr. 25, 2015
Affected areas
Nepal
Magnitude
7.8
Evacuees
8,000,000
Death Toll
9,000
Donation Volume ca. 200,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indo Nissin Foods (India) in cooperation with C.G. Foods (Nepal).

Earthquake in Yunnan, China (2014)

WINA donated some 30,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Yunnan, China. It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (China), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
Aug 3, 2014
Affected areas
Yunnan, China
Magnitude
6.5
Evacuees
1,000,000
Death Toll
400+
Donation Volume ca. 30,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (China)

Philippines Typhoon Haiyan (2013)

WINA donated some 300,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines via a Red Cross and Caritas, a Catholic organization. It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation, two member companies of WINA.

Overview
Formed
November, 2013
Affected areas
Central,the Philippines
Evacuees
12,000,000
Death Toll
6,000+
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)
Universal Robina Corporation (The Philippines)

Philippines Earthquake (2013)

WINA donated some 200,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of earthquake in the Philippines via a Red Cross. It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation, a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
October, 2013
Affected areas
Bohol and Cebu,the Philippines
Magnitude
7.2
Evacuees
400,000
Death Toll
200+
Donation Volume ca. 200,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)

Indo Cyclone Phailin (2013)

WINA donated some 100,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of Cyclone Phailin in Indo via Relief Coordination Centre, Bhubaneswar.It was a joint relief effort with Indo Nissin Foods Limited, a member company of WINA.

Overview
Formed
October, 2013
Affected areas
The eastern coast of India
Evacuees
1,000,000
Death Toll
20+
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indo Nissin Foods Limited (India)


Philippines Typhoon Trami (2013)

WINA donated some 300,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of Typhoon Trami in the Philippines via a Red Cross and Caritas, a Catholic organization.
It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation, two member companies of WINA.

Overview
Formed
August, 2013
Affected areas
Mindanao, the Philippines
Death Toll
1,750,000
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)
Universal Robina Corporation (The Philippines)


Earthquake in Gansu, China (2013)

WINA donated some 12,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Gansu, China.
It was a joint relief effort with Nissin Foods (China), a member company of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
July 22, 2013
Affected areas
Gansu, China
Magnitude
6.6
Death Toll
95
Donation Volume ca. 12,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (China)

Central Europe Flood (2013)

WINA member company, Nissin Foods Kft., donated about 100,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration via a governmental body THW in Germany, the Red Cross in Czech, and a Catholic charity Caritas in Poland and Hungary.

Overview
Occurred
early June 2013
Affected areas
Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia,Germany, Czech, Hungary, Poland
Death Toll
about 40,000
Donation Volume 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods Kft. (Hungary)


Earthquake in Sichuan, China (2013)

WINA donated some 240,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Sichuan, China. It was a joint relief effort with Tingyi and China Nissin, member companies of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
April 20, 2013
Affected areas
Sichuan, China
Magnitude
7.0
Death Toll
About 200
Donation Volume ca. 240,000 servings
Products were shipped by Tingyi (Cayman islands) Holding Corporation (China)
Nissin Foods (China)


Typhoon Bopha (2012)

WINA donated some 300,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines.
It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation, two member companies of WINA.

Overview
Occurred
December, 2012
Affected areas
Mindanao, the Philippines
Evacuees
5,470,000+
Death Toll
1,000+
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)
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Flood in the Philippines (2012)

WINA member companies, Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation, donated about 200,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration via the Red Cross etc...

Overview
Occurred
August, 2012
Affected areas
Manila and surrounding area
Evacuees
2,400,000 +
Death Toll
650 +
Donation Volume 200,000€servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)
Universal Robina Corporation ( The Philippines )


Typhoon Washi (2011)

WINA donated some 300,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the victims of Typhoon Washi in the Philippines. It was a joint relief effort with Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation, two member companies of WINA.

Overview
Formed
December, 2011
Affected areas
Mindanao
Death Toll
1200+
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (The Philippines)
Universal Robina Corporation (The Philippines)


Flood in Thailand (2011)

WINA donated 200,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to Flood-stricken Thailand. Thai President Foods P.C.L., WINA Governor of the country supplied the relief products to Chaipattana Foundation (109,980 servings) and Royal Thai Navy (90,000 servings).

Overview
Occurred
Since late July, 2011
Affected areas
Northern and Central Thailand
Evacuees
8,800,000
Death Toll
560+
Donation Volume ca. 200,000 servings
Products were shipped by Thai President Foods P.C.L (Thailand)


Earthquake in Japan (2011)

WINA supplied a total of 200,000 servings of instant noodles to the disaster-hit areas with the help of Nissin Foods Holdings, a Japan-based WINA member.

Overview
Occurred
March 11, 2011
Affected areas
Eastern Japan
Magnitude
9.0
Evacuees
100,000+
Death Toll
15,000+
Donation Volume 200,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods Holdings Co.,Ltd. (Japan)


Flood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011)

Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltd., a Brazil-based WINA member, donated 28,800 servings of instant noodles to the Red Cross in Brazil.

Overview
Occurred
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Affected areas
Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding area
Evacuees
200,000+
Death Toll
700+
Donation Volume 28,800 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil)

Flood in Northern Hungary (2010)

Nissin Foods Kft, a Hungary-based WINA member, supplied about 10,000 servings of instant noodles to the city of Edeleny.

Overview
Occurred
From late May to early June, 2010
Affected areas
Northern Hungary
Evacuees
20,000+
Donation Volume ca. 10,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods Kft. (Hungary)


Earthquake in Qinghai, China (2010)

WINA donated 550,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to quake-hit Qinghai.
8 WINA member companies based in China supplied their relief products via the National Red Cross and the Qinghai Civil Administration Bureau. Tingyi Holding Corp., Baixiang Group and Jinmailang Foods carried truckloads of instant noodles to the affected area from their nearby production plants.

Overview
Occurred
April 14, 2010
Affected areas
Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest Qinghai Province, China
Magnitude
7.1
Death Toll
2,000+
Donation Volume ca. 550,000 servings
Products were shipped by Tingyi (Cayman islands) Holding Corporation (China)
Baixiang Group (China)
Guang Dong Shunde Nissin Food Co.,Ltd. (China)
Jinmailang Foods Co.,Ltd. (China)
Nissin Foods Co.,Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Shanghai Nissin Foods., Ltd. (China)
Winner Food Products Ltd. (Hong Kong)
Zhuhai Golden Coast Winner Food Products Ltd. (China)



Earthquake in Haiti (2010)

WINA donated 128,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to Quake-hit Haiti.Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co.,Inc. supplied their relief products via NPO, which has vast experience in relief to Haiti. The products supplied by the Brazil-based company Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltda. were airlifted to the disaster area by Brazilian military-cargo plane.

Overview
Occurred
January 12, 2010
Affected areas
Port-au-Prince and the surrounding area
Magnitude
7.0
Death Toll
200,000+
Donation Volume 128,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nissin Foods (U.S.A.) Co.,Inc.
Nissin-Ajinomoto Alimentos Ltda. (Brazil)


Typhoon Ketsana and Parma (2009)

WINA, in cooperation with the following members, donated total 300,000 servings of instant noodles to the victims suffered from the Philippines typhoons, which struck the capital and the surrounding area. The Philippine-based WINA member companies Monde Nissin Corporation and Universal Robina Corporation supplied them via The Philippine National Red Cross etc.

Overview
Formed
September and October, 2009
Affected areas
Metro Manila and the surrounding area
Death Toll
800+
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
(200,000 by Monde Nissin Corporation, and 100,000 by URC)
Products were shipped by Monde Nissin Corporation (Philippines)
Universal Robina Corporation (Philippines)


Earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia (2009)

WINA, in cooperation with the following members, donated total 300,000 servings of instant noodles to the victims suffered from the great earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia. PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk supplied them directly to the people at 8 different locations such schools and city halls around Padang city.
PT. Nissinmas and Nestlé Products Sdn. Bhd. presented to the government agencies their relief products, which were then airlifted to the disaster area.

Overview
Occurred
September 30th, 2009
Affected areas
Padang and the surrounding area
Magnitude
7.6
Death Toll
1,000+
Donation Volume ca. 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by PT. Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk (Indonesia)
Nestlé Products Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
PT.Nissinmas (Indonesia)



Flood in Bihar, India (2008)

WINA supplied 78,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to flood-stricken India. In order to respond swiftly to the shortage there, a WINA-member company based in India, Indo Nissin Foods Ltd. supplied their relief products via National Red Cross.

Overview
Occurred
August, 2008
Affected areas
Bihar in northeast India
Death Toll
1,000+
Donation Volume 78,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indo Nissin Foods Ltd. (India)

Earthquake in Sichuan, China (2008)

WINA supplied total 700,000 servings of instant noodles to quake-hit Sichuan, China.
The products were supplied by WINA Governor / Member companies which have
production plants near the affected areas. "WINA Disaster Relief Fund" was used.

Overview
Occurred
May 12th, 2008
Epicentre
Sichuan, China
Magnitude
8
Death Toll
65,000+
Donation Volume 700,000 servings
Products were shipped by Tingyi Holding Corp (China)
Nong Shim (Korea)
Jinmailang Foods (China)
Shanghai Nissin Foods (China)


Cyclone in Myanmar (2008)

WINA donated total 300,000 servings of instant noodles as emergency ration to
cyclone-stricken Myanmar. The products were supplied by WINA Governor companies.
Thai President Foods arranged it through their factory in Myanmar. Acecook Vietnam also arranged the shipment.
This was the first use of "WINA Disaster Relief Fund".

Overview
Formed
May, 2006
Affected areas
Myanmar
Death Toll
100,000+
Donation Volume 300,000 servings
Products were shipped by Thai President Foods (Thailand)
Acecook Vietnam (Vietnam)


Typhoon Durian (2006)

IRMA (the forerunner of WINA) donated more than 100,000 instant noodles for the victims suffered from a typhoon, which struck southern part of Luzon, Philippines, on December 1, 2006. Universal Robina Corporation, a member of WINA in the Philippines, arranged the shipment to three different sites: Rotary Club in Legaspi on Dec. 9, Provincial Governor Office in Camarines Sur on Dec. 13, and Philippine Disaster coordinating Center in Sorsogon on Dec.15. The donated products were Payless (Universal Robina), Pancit Canton and Yakisoba (Nissin Universal Robina).

Overview
Formed
November, 2006
Affected areas
Luzon, Philippines
Death Toll
ca 1,500
Donation Volume ca. 100,000 servings
Products were shipped by Universal Robina Corporation (Philippines)


Earthquake in Java, Indonesia (2006)

WINA donated 187,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Java, Indonesia. It was a joint relief effort with Indofood (Indonesia) and PT. Nissinmas (Indonesia), two member companies of WINA. The products were delivered to the quake victims directly at eight distributing stations Indofood set up.

Overview
Date
May 27, 2006
Epicentre
The southern side of Java, Indonesia
Magnitude
6.2
Death Toll
6,000+
Donation Volume ca. 187,000 servings
Products were shipped by Indofood (Indonesia)
PT.Nissinmas(Indonesia)


Earthquake in Pakistan (2005)

WINA donated 108,000 servings of instant noodles as relief ration to the stricken region of earthquake in Pakistan. It was a joint relief effort with Nestlé (Malaysia), a member of WINA. Nestlé delivered halal foods to Muslim Pakistan.

Overview
Date
October 8, 2005
Epicentre
Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
Magnitude
7.6
Death Toll
70,000+
Donation Volume ca. 108,000 servings
Products were shipped by Nestlé (Malaysia)
*Nestlé (Malaysia) provided halal foods to Muslim Pakistan.


Hurricane Katrina & Rita (2005)

Overview

Hurricane Katrina

Formed
August, 2005
Affected areas
Louisiana (especially Greater New Orleans), Mississippi, Alabama in USA

Hurricane Rita

Formed
September, 2005
Affected areas
Texas in USA
Death Toll
ca 2,000 (both combined)
Donation Volume ca. 53,000 servings
Products were shipped by Maruchan (USA)
Nissin Foods (USA)


Earthquake in Sumatra-Andaman & Tsunami in Indian Ocean (2004)

Overview
Date
December 26, 2004
Epicentre
The west of Sumatra, Indonesia
Magnitude
9.3
Death Toll
ca 230,000
Donation Volume ca. 182,500 servings
Products were shipped by Indofood (Indonesia)
Saha Group (Thailand)

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