Official death toll at 3,621 in Tacloban city alone. UN confirming some of worst-hit areas have received no aid
Singapore. 16 Nov 2013 – The painfully slow pace of aid efforts after the typhoon in the Philippines has let people down, the United Nations aid chief has said, admitting that teams have yet to reach areas with people in desperate need.
The official death toll from Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Yolanda, stood at 3,621 on Friday night, while the UN was putting the overall body count for the disaster at 4,460, almost doubling the previous day’s estimate of 2,000. Aid organisations estimate that the final death toll will be considerably higher, citing the lack of international aid support to remote areas in the Philippines.
RADION International has committed to deploying a disaster response team that is already on route to Panay Island- where thousands of survivors have been waiting for emergency aid to arrive.
Survivors in these remote areas have gone without food for days and some were drinking from polluted wells or standing water because they were left with no alternative.
RADION International is continuing its appeal for financial support to provide disaster stricken families with a relief kit to sustain a family for 1 week. Each pack cost $100.
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