Update Re T. Haiyan – The Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

Hi Reese

After 18 days Typhoon Haiyan’s effects are fully understood now. The Disaster Agency of the Philippines NDRRMC estimates 24 Billion pesos of damaged properties and 3.4 Million people were affected. These are people who have lost loved ones, and lost homes. The current death toll so far is 7,000. The good news is that aid is reaching the hard hit areas and people are seeing government presence and care.

Many countries promised to send help and they did. Some sent doctors and medical supplies for the long haul like the Israelis. Some sent ships and soldiers like the Americans and the Japanese. Many more countries are helping by giving funds for the long days ahead of rehabilitation. Many thanks to them and the United Nations. The Filipinos are grateful for the help.

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