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It has been three months since Christian Aid deployed emergency relief staff and support to those stricken by the devastating Typhoon Haiyan.

Even when areas were hard to reach, Christian Aid were there helping out people and families who suffered as a consequence of this massive disaster.

The appeal is still going, but we wanted to give an update of the impact that the charity has had thanks to the donations of its supporters.

Over 165,000 have received help in the way of food supplies, tents and other kinds of shelter as well as a multitude of essentials to make life more hygienic and bearable.

The typhoon affected so many people - it is estimated that over 14,000,000 were affected and 4,000,000 of these people had no choice but to leave their homes.

These numbers are almost beyond imagination but needless to say, although the immediate response to the disaster has somewhat settled down, there is still so much more work to do - and the amount of work is just as huge.

The Christian Aid website itself is full of case studies and blogs that paint a detailed picture of the terrible impact the event has had on so many lives. The stories are harrowing, but the content also focuses on the hope that is brought through the relief efforts of many charities, united under the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) appeal.

The work the charity are doing to help includes helping people who farm and fish for a living get back to work, and running 'cash for work' schemes, where people living in the disaster can help Christian Aid in return for vital wages

The cash for work schemes really help comminities get back on their feet and give the economy in the region a boost too.

It isn't easy for people living in the Phillipines as they experience about twenty typhoons each year. This is because they are settled in an area that is extremely subject to natural disasters due to its geographical location.

If you would like to support support Christian Aid with a donation to their appeal they would really appreciate that as would the people who have lost their homes and livelihoods because of the typhoon.

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