On 8 November 2013 more than 6,000 people lost their lives due to typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines).

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The Philippines, an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a total surface area of approximately 300,439 km2, is the third ranking country in the world in terms of risk for natural disasters. On 8 November 2013 more than 6,000 people lost their lives due to typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). The material losses are estimated to be more than 1,792 billion euros. Caritas immediately came into action via its network to aid the most vulnerable. Its recovery and development projects will end in 2017.

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