• Number of people affected by ‘Yolanda’ more than 11 million


    The number of people affected by Super typhoon Yolanda has breached the 11 million mark, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday.

    NDRRMC said 2,376,217 families or 11,236,054 individuals were affected in 12,076 villages in 44 provinces. Of these, 47,863 families or 217,444 people are still staying in 1,070 evacuation centers.

    As of Sunday morning, the death toll remained at 5,632, with 26,136 injured and 1,769 still missing.

    Damage was estimated at P30.646 billion, including P15.620 billion in infrastructure and P15.026 billion in agriculture.

    The NDRRMC said the number of damaged houses has reached 1,168,958, with 582,841 of them destroyed.

    The cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached at P718.734 million.

    The Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) has allocated P547 million; local government units (LGUs), P83 million; Department of Health (DOH), P32.958 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P55.250 million.

    As of Sunday, a total of 2,167,788 food packs, 286,554 liters of water, 67,673 canned goods and 244,444 of high energy biscuits were distributed in Region 8, NDRRMC said.




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