Justin Bieber has visited the Philippines to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The teen hearthrob arrived from Australia and flew to Tacloban, the devastated capital of central Leyte province. The 19-year-old pop star visited a school being used as an evacuation centre and played basketball with fans. He also performed an acoustic set to the delight of a crowd of residents. Bieber has used his worldwide profile to help raise $639,000 so far, with a goal of reaching $1 million to support Unicef's efforts to help those affected.
"Justin brought a lot of joy, hope and cheer to the hundreds of children who were there," Angela Kearney, UNICEF's emergency coordinator for Haiyan response, said in a statement.
Kearney said the money Bieber raises "will give some of the children who were caught in the path of Haiyan access to education, vaccinations, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation."
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