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NDRRMC: Yolanda death count hits lull again

MANILA, Philippines - The counting of fatalities from super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) again got stuck as the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council's death count remained at 6,109 on Monday.

In its December 23 situational report, the NDRRMC also reported that the number of injured people was 27, 665 and the missing still at 1,779.

The total of number of displaced families also did not move at more than 890,000 or over  four million people in 44 province, 591 municipalities and 57 cities of Regions 4-A, 4-B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and Caraga.

Of the total number of displaced people, over 101,000 have been staying in 381 evacuation centers, the state disaster response agency added.

The NDRRMC's estimated cost of damage to infrastructure has slightly increased to P18.3 billion. The cost of damage to agriculture was pegged at P18.3 billion.

Around P1.2 billion worth of relief assistance to the affected population has already been provided by the national government, local government units and private institutions.

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