Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made first landfall in the early morning of 8 November 2013 in the Philippines, devastating nine regions and affecting over 15 million people. More than 5,000 people were killed.
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An estimated 13 million people in nine regions—over 10 per cent of the country's population—were affected. At least 3 million people were displaced by the typhoon. Thousands of people were killed or are still missing. Tens of thousands were injured.
The typhoon caused incredible destruction to shelter in many communities. Many cities and towns experienced widespread destruction, with as much as 90 per cent of housing destroyed in some areas. The priority is to support self-recovery while also ensuring safe temporary shelter for those unable to repair or reconstruct their homes.
In November 2013, the United Nations and its partners have launched an appeal for 2014 totalling US$791 million to support the Government of the Philippines' response to the immediate humanitarian needs of the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The appeal complements the Government's Yolanda Rehabilitation and Recovery Plan.