Typhoon Haiyan devastates the Philippines

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:36:47 PM CST   Updated On: Apr 30 2014 12:44:33 PM CDT

The death toll of this month's Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has risen to 5,209. Learn more about the devastating typhoon.

Super Typhoon Haiyan aftermath in Tacloban
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The casualties from the storm occurred despite preparations that included the evacuation of more than 800,000 people, said Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF's Philippines representative.

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