Surviving Typhoon Haiyan: How the Philippines is rebuilding

The devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan which swept across the Philippines last November left four million homeless.

Donations from the British public totalling £90 million have been given to an appeal.

Three months on, Myleene Klass re-visited Tacloban, one of the worst affected areas, to see how your money is being spent.

Myleene Klass with her mother Magdalena Credit: ITV/Daybreak

She also brought her mother Magdalena, who returned to the Philippines for the first time in 38 years.

Typhoon Haiyan was the worst typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines' history.

The south east Asian country had an average of 20 tropical storms each year and residents live in the constant threat of an earthquake.

It hit the island of Samar at 4:40am on Friday 8 November local time, with winds so strong a 30ft wall of water or "storm surge" hit the town of Tacloban.

It was a desperate situation after the typhoon. No running water, sanitation, communication or food. 14 million people were effected. Half a million homes raised to the ground.

– Myleene Klass
Destruction
A lonely shoe lies in the rubble left behind by the storm. Credit: Daybreak/ITV

According to the Philippine's Government, winds reached 147mph with gusts of 171mph.

Luckily, the Philippines Typhoon Appeal started by the DEC has raised £90m, the third highest total in the charity's history.

A devastated survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, which killed at least 5,260 people. Credit: ITV/Daybreak

The overwhelming majority of the more than 14m people affected by the typhoon have now received some support from government, UN agencies, or local and international organisations.

Many need further emergency assistance but increasingly the priority for DEC members is to begin early recovery activities where there is a huge task ahead.