Rescue operations continue as airports and roads reopen in the Philippines

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Men on a motorcycle pass through a damaged mountain road near the town of Loon (IRIN@PHOTO)

Airports have been reopened, transport has resumed and countries are coming forward with aid a little over a week after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed parts of the central Philippines.

That's what representatives of United Nations agencies in Geneva told reporters on Friday as they shared details of the ongoing rescue operations.

The number of people affected now stands at 11.8 million, with some 921,200 displaced people, according to the latest government figures.

Jocelyne Sambira has more.

Duration: 3’41″

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