UPDATE: Philippines Releases Official List of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Casualties
By Esther Tanquintic-Misa | November 14, 2013 4:20 PM EST
The Philippines has launched a Web site where people searching for loved affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) can look into.
The official death tally has been placed at 2357. Number of injured was at 3891 while the number of missing was placed at 77.
See the list here - http://www.gov.ph/crisis-response/updates-typhoon-yolanda/casualties/
Local news outlet Philippine Star has likewise prepared a list detailing the list of survivors in Tacloban City, Leyte and Samar - http://www.philstar.com/nation/2013/11/14/1255487/partial-list-yolanda-survivors-updated
The Twitter hashtag #TracingPH was launched on Wednesday to help people locate victims of the monstrous tragedy that befell the central Philippines exactly a week ago.
Those looking for missing relatives in the Philippines, the #TracingPH is the one now being recommended by aid agencies for sharing info.— Ros Atkins (@BBCRosAtkins) November 12, 2013
Meantime, some 49,000 survivors from Tacloban City have received allocations of rice, according to the United Nations World Food Programme.
On Wednesday, the Philippines' Department of Social Welfare and Development distributed 3-kilogram food packs to the survivors.
The WFP added in a statement that apart from the rice, it likewise sent by plane to Tacloban 10 metric tonnes of high energy biscuits. The city will receive an additional 25 metric tonnes of the same biscuits on Thursday.
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