Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 12 (as of 18 November 2013)
The Government estimates that Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) affected 13 million people in nine regions.
The most recent Government figures estimate that over 4 million people have been displaced, of whom 392,470 are living in 1,587 evacuation centres in six regions, mainly in Western and Eastern Visayas regions.
Access and logistics conditions are improving, but access to remote areas remains difficult. The UN Humanitarian Air Service has begun providing air transport for humanitarian staff and cargo.
An estimated 2.5 million people require food aid. To date, partners estimate they have reached just over 1.1 million people with food aid. The Government has also distributed 837,900 food packs in affected areas.
43 international medical teams are providing health services in Capiz, Cebu, Leyte, and Eastern Samar provinces.
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