Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) 2013
6 December 2013 -- The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) of the Philippines reported 5 786 deaths, 26 233 injured, and 1 786 missing after the Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) hit the Philippines 8 November 2013. A total of 11 241 237 people have been affected, 4 006 747 are displaced. Vaccination efforts have moved to Region VI, from which immunization operations in Palo, Tanauan, Dulag and other highly affected coastal areas will be supported. In Tacloban the Australian Field Hospital will discontinue operations at the airport, with MSF-France’s field hospital absorbing their patient load.
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