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Philippines: Eastern Samar: Typhoon Haiyan Summary of Ongoing Response Activities (as of 30 December 2013)

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 29 (as of 3 January 2014)

The trees will rot or degrade within the next two months if not processed. Funding of the shelter section of the Strategic Response Plan is currently only at 22 per cent, while shelter needs remain huge.

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Philippines Situation Report #16 (2 January 2014)

Highlights

 During the month of December 2013 alone, WFP has assisted over one million people with 7,400 mt of rice.

 Approximately 100,000 beneficiaries have now benefited from WFP cash transfers throughout Western and Eastern Visayas through partnerships with government and NGOs. Preparations are also being made for the shift into early recovery with Cash for Assets.

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NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 80 Effects of Typhoon "YOLANDA"

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II. EFFECTS:

A. Casualties (Tab A) - No changes from the previous SitRep

As of 6:00 AM, 29 December 2013, 6,155 individuals were reported dead, 28,626 injured and 1,785 are still missing.

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NDRRMC Update Sitrep No. 79 Effects of Typhoon "YOLANDA"

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II. EFFECTS:

A. Casualties (Tab A) - No changes from the previous SitRep

As of 6:00 AM, 29 December 2013, 6,155 individuals were reported dead, 28,626 injured and 1,785 are still missing.

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Philippines: Ongoing response activities as of 29 December 2013

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Key results of survey findings on Information, Media and Communication in Guiuan after typhoon Yolanda

The purpose of the survey was to investigate information systems before and after Yolanda, communication and information needs, information networks, the perception of Radyo Bakdaw and International agencies. The survey is the first of a series of surveys on communication and media in Guiuan and the surrounding areas. For more details please feel free to get in touch with Viviane Lucia Fluck (v.fluck@uea.ac.uk).

The initial analysis indicates, that:

• The importance of interpersonal communication has increased.

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FAO Delivers Seed in Time for Planting Season

‘When the typhoon hit, our rice was almost ready and we were expecting a good harvest’ Susan Saspay says looking out over the rice field she farms on.

Striking between two farming seasons, the typhoon severely damaged ready-to-harvest, harvested and newly planted rice, in addition to seed stocks and tools.

‘We lost everything!’ she continues, ‘our ready-to-harvest rice, our stored seeds, and our rented tractor. Not to mention our house,’ she says gesturing behind her at what remains of her house.

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First Tacloban Born Baby in 2014

Tacloban, Philippines - UNFPA was planning to share the good news of the safe birth of the first baby of 2014 born in Tacloban in the Philippines. However, the baby who was born a little past midnight by caesarean-section in the city’s main medical centre and its mother are both not doing well. The baby is still in the neonatal intensive care with a weak heartbeat. The mother, who suffers from hypertension, is still in the operating room.

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Six killed as violence mars Philippine New Year celebrations

01/01/2014 06:20 GMT

ZAMBOANGA, January 1, 2014 (AFP) - A suspected bomb attack left six dead while a separate grenade blast wounded five as violence marred New Year celebrations in the Philippines, authorities said Wednesday.

A blast from what is believed to be an improvised bomb caused the deaths in the town of Sumisip on the volatile southern island of Basilan two hours before midnight Tuesday, police said.

Basilan is a known hotbed of the Abu Sayyaf, an Al Qaeda-linked group blamed for the country's worst terrorist attacks.

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Typhoon Haiyan survivors still face lack of shelter

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — A mother and her three young children take temporary shelter beneath a tarp outside their home which was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. Heavy rains on Christmas Day sent many storm survivors scrambling for shelter in a country where more than one million family homes were severely damaged or completely destroyed last month by the one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. The storm has impacted the lives of more than 13 million people across 41 provinces in desperate need of food, water and shelter.

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A fresh start for John after Typhoon Haiyan

John used to live with his parents in a house close to the beach in Tacloban. But the wind, and above all the water that came with Typhoon Haiyan, destroyed everything. One of their neighbors was washed away by the waves—never to be found. The whole family is traumatized.

“We’ve lost everything: our house and all our belongings,” says Ma.Lisma, John’s mother. “I’ve also lost my job. I was a teacher, but the school has been completely destroyed."

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A premature baby goes home on Christmas Day

Angel Corate gave birth to baby Janel on December 16 by Caesarean section. She underwent this lifesaving operation, and she and Janel received ongoing care, at the maternity ward and newborn unit in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) inflatable hospital in Tacloban. Nine days later, Angel and Janel were discharged on Christmas Day, just in time to celebrate with their family.

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Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Fact sheet #19, Fiscal year (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID’s Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) transitions to a field office as the response shifts to early recovery programming
  • The GPH launches its four-year recovery and rehabilitation plan, the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY)
  • USAID/OFDA commits nearly $2.2 million in livelihoods and protection support
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Philippines: Foreign Military Deployed Assets (as of 30 December 2013)

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Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 28 (as of 31 December 2013)

The latest OCHA situation report stresses the importance of balancing the needs of IDPs and school children as typhoon-affected people continue to shelter in schools.

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Typhoon Haiyan ETC Situation Report #26 Reporting period 27/12/13 to 31/12/13

Highlights

  • Over 5,300 users are now registered on ETC wireless networks across the affected areas.

  • Inter-agency staff in Cebu have relocated from the Waterfront Hotel and prefabs to the new offices which have full internet connectivity, printing and helpdesk services.

  • Inter-agency staff in Guiuan have relocated from the OSOCC camp to the new offices at the IHP camp which have full internet connectivity, printing and helpdesk services.