Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m.: Typhoon Haiyan, by the numbers:
Revised numbers are coming out of the Philippines, as officials receive reports from some of the more remote areas ravaged by the storm. On Tuesday, Philippines President Benigno Aquino told CNN that the oft-repeated estimate of 10,000 deaths is too high, and he expects the final death toll to be closer to 2,500. At this point, 1,774 people are confirmed dead, but estimates for those affected are enormous: 11.3 million people were affected by the storm; 2.5 million people need food aid; 800,000 people have been displaced, and the government said nearly 300,000 pregnant women or new mothers need food assistance.
So far, the U.N. has released $25 million in emergency funds, and launched an appeal for $300 million, according to the BBC. A U.S. Marine headquarters element has been on the ground helping coordinate relief efforts, and 100 more…
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