Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded on the planet. It devastated portions of Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, in early-November 2013.


Haiyan was the deadliest natural disaster in Philippine's history, killing at least 6,300 people. 

Eastern Visayas, which is a rural district, was considered the worst affected area, with more than 40,000 dead, injured, or missing; and hundreds of thousands of homes destroyed and millions of people displaced.