Local rescuers assist residents in Pampanga Province. Photo: Xinhua

Philippines praised by UN for learning the hard lessons of Typhoon Haiyan and upgrading their disaster response efforts

The Philippines experiences approximately 20 typhoons a year, the most powerful of which hit in 2013, when Typhoon Haiyan claimed 6,300 lives and left 2,000 people unaccounted for.

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Local rescuers assist residents in Pampanga Province. Photo: Xinhua
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