A report by Myleene Klass and her mother Magdalena for ITV Daybreak and Save the Children, on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee. Looking at the impact of the aid effort three months after the devestation caused by super-typhoon Haiyan.
DEC member agencies and their partners have reached over four million people with aid since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, three months ago today [Friday, 7 February].
The DEC has also announced today that its Philippines Typhoon Appeal has now raised £90m. This is already the third highest total for an appeal in the DEC’s 50 year history and fundraising for the Philippines Typhoon Appeal will continue until May 2014.
The aid delivered to four million people by DEC members and their partners has been paid for with DEC funds and money for other sources. Some survivors will have received different kinds of help from more than one DEC agency.
· The Typhoon first made landfall at Guiuan on the island of Samar at 8.40pm GMT on Thursday 7 November, 4.40am on Friday 8 November local time.
· It caused a storm surge – a wall of water – that was 25 feet high in some areas, including in the town of Tacloban.
· Reports regarding Haiyan’s windspeeds vary but the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration – the relevant government authority - has said that when it made landfall Haiyan had sustained winds of 147mph and gusts of 171mph.
· If the figures from the Philippines government are correct then Haiyan WAS NOT the strongest tropical storm to ever make landfall but it WAS the deadliest Typhoon in the history of the Philippines, a country hit on average by more than 20 tropical storms a year and prone to both earthquakes and volcanoes.
· 14.1m people were affected with over five million people seeing their homes damaged or destroyed (550,000 houses destroyed and an additional 580,000 houses significantly damaged).
· The official Government death toll is 6,201 dead and 1,785 missing (14.01.14)
· The government has estimated the cost of the damage at £494m.
Filmed Jan 22/23/24 2014, TX Feb 10th 2014.
Shot on Canon XF305 & GoPro Hero 3, edited on Avid Symphony.
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