- $5.8B could be needed to repair the recent destruction in the Philippines, according to new government estimates, after Typhoon Haiyan tore its way through the island nation last week. Just shy of four thousand have been confirmed dead in the wake of the storm, and more than 1100 residents remain unaccounted for as of Tuesday. In total, four million people are estimated to have been displaced by the storm. source
The Philippines is not an island nation. It is an archipelago comprised of 7000 islands.