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11 Nov 2013 description

Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – swept across the Philippines on Friday with winds of up to 235 kph, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake.

With power still down in many areas, the full extent of the damage is not yet known, but officials in the Philippines have estimated that 10,000 people were killed in one province alone.

The typhoon was one of the strongest ever to make landfall, flattening thousands of houses, and destroying schools and an airport in the eastern city of Tacloban.

15 Oct 2009 description

Despite huge public generosity, aid agencies fear we will simply not have enough money to help hundreds of thousands of earthquake and typhoon survivors in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

More than five million people live in the affected areas and a large shortfall in funding for government responses suggests that the efforts of aid agencies will be more important than ever.