8th November 2013
Up to 10,000 dead.
11 million affected- millions homeless
270mph winds hit central Philippines.
The capital of Leyte provice = 1,725 deaths
1,600 + missing across the region.
Mass graves and unidentified bodies.
Population of 220,000
Debris prevented aid distribution
195mph winds during the typhoon
Storm surge- reached 5m flattened homes, schools and airport.
UK at the forefront of aid- one of the first to send tents, food etc.