Disaster Rebuilding Fund Activated to Support Communities Affected by Typhoon in the Philippines
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Situation Overview (via American Red Cross)
- Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made an initial landfall in Eastern Samar, Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013. The storm then tracked across the Visayas region, bringing high winds, torrential rain and storm surge.
- The typhoon is reported to have affected some 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Over 1,200 evacuation centers have been opened, housing more than 330,000 people. An additional 11,200 people are currently staying with host communities.
- Typhoon Haiyan has struck areas which were recently affected by two other storms earlier in the year, as well as a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in mid-October.