The Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on November 16 announced that the confirmed death toll from super typhoon Haiyan to 3,633.

As many as 1,179 people are still missing and at least 12,487 others are injured.

According to the agency, the storm, which hit the country on November 8, left 2 million people homeless and affected 9 million others in 9,000 villages in 44 provinces in the country.

At present, a total of 86,909 families are still living temporarily in over 1,100 evacuation centres after the disaster destroyed 160,000 houses and damaged 126,386 others.

While the Philippine Government and humanitarian organisations are calling for 300 million USD to support the victims, the international community has pledged further assistance to the country.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron on November 16 announced that his country will provide an additional 30 million GBP (48 million USD) to the Philippines.

The UK government has sent an aircraft carrier and will supply an RAF C-130 aircraft to the country.

Earlier, it has pledged 23 million GBP (37 million USD) to help the Southeast Asian nation overcome the typhoon’s consequences.

In the mean time, a group of 25 health workers of the Japanese disaster mitigation group have provided medical check-ups for the victims in Leyte Island’s Tacloban city, the hardest hit region.

The Japanese government has also sent three ships of the Self-Defence Force (SDF) and 1,180 SDF soldiers to join the relief effort on Leyte Island.-VNA