Tropical Storm Haiyan (called Yolanda in the Philippines) initially formed in Micronesia, then gained strength, continued west and made its first landfall at 4:40 a.m. on 8 Nov 2013 in Guiuan municipality of the Philippines' Eastern Samar province. (OCHA, 8 Nov 2013) Initial reports estimated that 4.3 million people were affected in 36 provinces. The Government accepted the UN offer of international assistance. (OCHA, 9 Nov 2013)
The number of affected people rose to 14 million across nine regions, including 4 million people who remained displaced from their homes. Humanitarian partners presented on 10 Dec the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Typhoon Haiyan, which requested US$791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2013) The typhoon ended up becoming the deadliest event of 2013 in the Asia-Pacific, killing more than 6,000 people. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2013)
One year on, the Government-led response is focused on recovery and long-term development. About 25,000 people still live in transitional sites and require inter-sectoral assistance. In addition, around 95,000 households (475,000 people) are estimated to be living in unsafe or inadequate makeshift shelters, and are considered highly vulnerable because of their limited ability to recover without further assistance. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2014)
Appeals & Funding
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Early Recovery, Livelihoods and Agriculture Plan, March-November 2014
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Strategic Response Plan, November 2013 – November 2014
- How you can help people in need
- Govt. the Philippines: Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
- Govt. the Philippines: Dept of Budget & Management - Funding to the Yolanda Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Program
- Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- Philippines Official Gazette - Updates typhoon Yolanda
- Use and follow Twitter #YolandaPH
- GDACS/UNOSAT Live Map
- Typhoon Yolanda Geonode: Yolandadata.org
- DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) Disaster Situation Response Map
- Google Typhoon Yolanda Relief Map
Catholic Relief Services conducted an in-depth study to assess the efficiency, effectiveness and appropriateness of the modalities for delivering shelter and Wash assistance in its Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Program. This study, Pintakasi hopes to contribute valuable lessons learned and share best practices from the program with the shelter/WASH recovery communities of practice in the humanitarian sector as a whole.
Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda from Barangays Sto Nino, Sagrada, Quezon, and Old Busuanga in Busuanga, Palawan check on their mudcrab pens constructed in mangrove areas in their community.
The construction of the mudcrab pens was funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), which provided P754,000 under the ‘Yolanda’ Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP).
Mari Sato Yasuka Nakamura Fumi Atogami Ribeka Horiguchi Raita Tamaki Toyoko Yoshizawa Hitoshi Oshitani
Following Typhoon Haiyan, USAID supported multisector programs that included DRR to help Tacloban residents rebuild their neighborhoods and increase their resilience against future disasters.
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on 8 November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security.
The typhoon’s record intensity destroyed crop fields, orchards, fishing boats and gears—virtually all productive assets that rural and coastal families base their livelihoods upon.
HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS AND RESPONSE IN THE PHILIPPINES
The year 2015 was challenging for the Philippines due to several internal armed conflicts and other situations of violence that led to the displacement of around 100,000 civilians, mainly in Mindanao. Typhoons have also brought significant humanitarian consequences in some parts of the country.
At-risk populations—the poor, powerless, and vulnerable—play an enormous part at every level of government anti-poverty and development work. They are the primary focus of the 26 government agencies that make up the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cabinet Cluster. They are also squarely in the cross-hairs of every natural disaster that hits the country, with those capable of moving to safer locations generally glad that they can still do so.
This evaluation report is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2014/15, selected for review under the humanitarian response thematic area using the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Toolkit (HIT). The report presents the findings from the evaluation carried out in January 2014, of Oxfam’s humanitarian response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) between November 2013 and July 2014.
QUEZON CITY, Jan. 7 -- This year, 5,307 fishing households in Iloilo will benefit from the Community-Based Shelter and Livelihood (CBSL) Program as a result of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Human Settlement Program and National Housing Authority (NHA) recently.
MANILA, Jan. 1 -- As 2015 ended, the Philippine government – working closely with its development partners, the private sector and non-governmental organizations – continues to see steady progress in the Yolanda recovery and rehabilitation efforts.
Period covered by this operation update: 8 November 2013 to 30 November 2015
Appeal target (current): CHF 86.33 million (excluding bilateral responses)
Appeal coverage: To date, 96 per cent covered in hard pledges
After typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November ’13, and set new international benchmarks for destruction, humanitarian worker James Morgan (30) went to Coron, in the eastern province of Palawan Together with indigenous communities he and the Cordaid team started an innovative adventure. They called it ‘resilient recovery’. After two years Cordaid’s Haiyan Resilient Recovery Program has come to a successful end. Morgan looks back: “We turned the humanitarian system upside down: locals were in charge, we only facilitated.
The Philippines - Marites, 37, was nine months pregnant when tropical storm Ondoy, one of the worst floods that hit Metro Manila, swept away her family’s house along a riverbank in Cainta, Rizal in 2011. Marites’ family was still living in an evacuation center when she went into labour a week later.
This week, on 17 December, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will mark its 10 year anniversary. Created in 2005, CERF marked an innovative breakthrough in humanitarian funding by Member States of the UN General Assembly as a “fund for all, by all”. It raises and pools funds before the need arises, and provides fast, predictable funding to partners on the frontlines at the onset of a crisis, as well as financing critically underfunded emergencies.
ABU DHABI, 10th December, 2015 (WAM) – The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will undertake a joint project to establish a community health centre in Dolores, Eastern Samar, as part of PRC’s Haiyan Recovery Programme for areas that were affected by typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
After the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda, the residents of Leyte Province – one of the hardest hit areas – found themselves without their regular sources of livelihood.
However, the launching of the Accelerated and Sustainable Anti-Poverty Program (ASAPP) of the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC) gave them the reason to hope once again.
ASAPP is the concerted effort of all national government agencies to provide more livelihood ventures for poor families in identified provinces, cities, and municipalities all over the country.
QUEZON CITY, Dec. 11 -- Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary, Br. Armin Luistro, FSC, emphasized the importance of psychosocial support in rebuilding the lives of the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in the turn-over ceremony of the “Enhanced and Improved Teachers’ Manual on Psychosocial Interventions for Secondary School-aged Students during Disasters and Emergency Situations.”
The road to recovery has not been easy for fifty-two-year-old Marcelina Calvez and her husband who have been farming in Palompon, Leyte for more than 30 years. They have seven children and like many coconut farmers, they do not own their land. Even prior to Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), the half hectare of coconuts they were farming was not enough to meet their family’s needs.