The Philippines is reeling from Typhoon Haiynan, which may be the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Thousands are dead and displaced. Here are some facts and figures about the storm.
11.8 million people are affected by Typhoon Haiyan in nine regions across the Philippines.
At least 4,460 confirmed dead.
921,200 people displaced, according to OCHA
243,595 Houses destroyed.
Up to 4 million children could be affected by Typhoon Haiyan according to UNICEF.
As a preliminary measure, 40 metric tons of fortified biscuits are due to be flown in from Dubai in the coming days. High Energy Biscuits are often provided in the early days of a crisis as they are light to transport and do not need cooking.
Humanitarian agencies need $301 million to fund the response. So far, that is 19% funded
In Vietnam 600,000 people are being evacuated and there have been six deaths. Haiyan was downgraded to a category 1 storm with winds of 85 mph when it hit near Ha Long Bay.
How to help:
The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund