$300 million needed for urgent humanitarian action in the Philippines

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C-130 cargo plane lands in badly affected Tacloban City in the Philippines, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: courtesy of the Armed Forces of the Philippines

The UN humanitarian community is appealing for $300 million to provide life-saving aid to people of the Philippines affected by typhoon Haiyan.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Aid (OCHA) made the announcement on Tuesday in the capital, Manila.

According to government figures, an estimated 11.3 million people have been affected by the disaster and close to 700,000 have been forced out of their homes.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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