‘Yolanda’ death toll rises to 6,100
The death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda,” the strongest typhoon in the world this year, has risen to 6,100 as of Friday, Dec. 20, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
The number of people injured and missing remained at 27,665 and 1,779, respectively.
The cost of damage to agriculture and infrastructure is now at P36.623 billion.
Farm damage accounted for P18.354 billion while infrastructure damage totaled to P18.269 billion.
The number of damaged houses remained at 1.14 million, nearly half of which were totally destroyed. Latest data also produced the following figures:
Affected cities: 57
Affected provinces: 44
Number of people/families affected: 16.078 million people/ 3.425 million families
Number of people displaced: 4.095 million people/ 890,895 families
Number of people in evacuation centers: 20,949 families/ 101,527 people
The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, non-government units, and local government units, to date, have provided a total of P1.186 billion worth of relief assistance.
Prepositioned and deployed resources:
Other equipment from national and local agencies, responders, and volunteer groups: 28,361