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Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

Typhoon Haiyan – known locally as Yolanda – swept across the Philippines on Friday 8th November 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 the lives of 9.8 million people have been torn apart.


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.


Photo: Caritas/ CAFOD, November 2013


For more information about the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Appeal contact the CAFOD Media Team or call 020 7095 5459 and 07785 950 585.


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Taken on November 8, 2013