The worst of Typhoon Haiyan may be over, but the Philippines has a long way to go before it recovers from the devastating storm that hit over the weekend.
A report released by the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates that 9.5 million people have already been affected across nine regions of the country, and well over 600,000 people have been displaced.
Many international response organisations already have teams on the ground, working to find survivors and support victims.
However, further heavy rains forecast over the next 48 hours are likely to seriously affect their progress, says Christian Aid.
The threat of more heavy rainfall could be disastrous, as aid response teams are already struggling to reach remote communities due to damage to power lines, roads and bridges.
Cristina Ruiz, Head of Humanitarian Programmes for Asia at Christian Aid says more rain “will greatly hinder our assessments and the delivery of essential food and emergency shelter to those in desperate need”.