The Canadian and his team made a quick pass by Tacloban city most affected by the typhoon and managed to make a difference bringing hope to victims to visit some temporary shelters, where the singer gave a presentation and even joked with young children. Besides the tour, Justin still managed to raise over $600,000 U.S. dollars to help those who lost everything due to the Yolanda .
The teen heartthrob Justin Bieber visited young victims of typhoon Yolanda on Tuesday, traveling to the Philippines after launching a global campaign to help those affected by the deadly storm.
Bieber left Australia and flew to Tacloban, the devastated capital of the central province of Leyte , where he handed out t-shirts, toys and basketballs for the kids.
The star of 19 years visited an elementary school in Tacloban, being used as accommodation despite being badly damaged by the typhoon last month that left nearly 6,000 dead, more than 1,700 missing and devastated entire towns and villages of central the Philippines.
“It was like we had never been affected by the typhoon, as if Yolanda had never come,” said a girl from Manila to the station TV5 , describing his feelings on seeing his idol. The Typhoon Haiyan is known locally as Yolanda.
Bieber took a quick walk around the school and visited a temporary learning space that was packed with about 300 children, including some of the local neighborhood, before going to an outdoor stage to sing, said Kate Donovan , a spokesman of UNICEF .
“He played a beautiful set [music],” said Kate. “He touched a lot of Christmas songs and some of his hits like ‘Baby’.”
In another school, also used as temporary shelter, Bieber played basketball with some boys and posed for some photos courageously alongside their fans to.
“Justin brought much joy, hope and celebration for the hundreds of children who were there,” Angela Kearney, UNICEF’s emergency coordinator said in a statement.
Kearney said that the money raised will Bieber: . “Giving some of the children who were affected by Typhoon access to education, vaccinations, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation”
Bieber arrived on a special flight, said the immigration officer Jerome Ollet. Social media images showed fans taking pictures of the star at the Manila airport.
In a video posted on the fundraising platform Prizeo , Bieber asked fans to help support the victims of Typhoon Yolanda. Bieber is one of several celebrities as well as local and foreign, who helped striving for the recovery of victims VIPs.
Bieber said that donors have a chance to win a prize: to go with him to a studio, while he works on his next album.
“At the moment we heard about the tragedy a few weeks ago, I thought I could count on you to make a difference,” said Bieber.