'Yolanda' death toll rises to 6,201

Posted at 01/14/2014 10:22 AM

MANILA – The official death toll from super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan) is now at 6,201, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.

In its latest update today, January 14, the NDRRMC said 11 more were confirmed dead in the worst-hit city of Tacloban in Leyte.

Majority of the fatalities were from Eastern Visayas at 5,803 (5,308 in Leyte; 265 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 6 in Biliran).

In Tacloban, 2,542 bodies remain unidentified. The NDRRMC said 1,785 people remain missing while 28,626 others were injured when Yolanda struck the country last November 8, 2013.

At least 3,424,593 families or 16,078,181 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 4,095,280 people displaced.

Some 550,928 homes were totally destroyed while at least 598,404 houses were partially damaged.

The cost of damage from the typhoon, meanwhile, remains at P36,690,882,497.27 (P18,336,576,627.39 for infrastructure and P18,354,305,869.88 for agriculture products).

At least P1,259,629,428.60 worth of relief assistance has been provided to the affected families by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Health (DOH), local government units, and non-government organizations.

Foreign aid pledges, meanwhile, have reached P23,798,036,069.08 (P2,800,149,541.20 cash and P20,997,886,527.88 non-cash), according to the government's Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH).