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. of the Philippines: Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
- 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
IOM Shelter Operations
IOM’s unique position as an intergovernmental or- ganization allows it to work with quality and scale in natural disasters, conflict, and complex emer- gency settings, delivering urgent humanitarian needs. In this capacity, IOM has both operational and coordination roles, and works with partners through all phases of preparedness and response in support of national authorities. Since 2005, IOM has implemented shelter and non-food items (NFI) projects in over 40 countries.
In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.
In simple rites held at Guiuan, Eastern Samar on September 24, 2015, Embassy of Japan’s First Secretary Kenji Terada, JICA’s Senior Representative Yuko Tanaka together with Guiuan SB of Committee on Agriculture Cornelio Sison, Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries Executive Director Ariel T.
El nuevo informe de la Federación solicita un mayor reconocimiento y apoyo a los actores humanitarios locales
Publicado: 24 septiembre 2015 Los actores locales muchas veces son los más eficaces en la ejecución de operaciones humanitarias. No obstante, a pesar de desempeñar un papel crítico, deben luchar por atraer los fondos y el apoyo que precisan.
Le nouveau Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde publié par la FICR plaide pour une meilleure reconnaissance et un soutien accru des acteurs humanitaires locaux
Publié: 24 septembre 2015
Les acteurs locaux sont souvent les plus performants dans la conduite des opérations humanitaires. Pourtant, en dépit de leur rôle crucial, ils peinent à obtenir les fonds et le soutien nécessaires.
New IFRC Report calls for greater recognition and support for local humanitarian actors
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. However, despite their critical role, they struggle to attract the funding and support they need.
The 2015 World Disasters Report – launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) – examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
Philippines: New and safer homes for thousands of Haiyan survivors
When Typhoon Haiyan swept through the Philippines in November 2013, it left widespread devastation in its wake. Over a million homes were destroyed.
Together with the Philippine Red Cross, the ICRC has built nearly 4,500 storm-resilient houses for vulnerable families on Samar Island. Each house is equipped with its own sanitation facilities.
CONTEXT — A NEW NORMAL
MANILA, Sep. 22 -- The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently noted “encouraging progress” in the rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts in the areas devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda almost two years ago.
The island of Tubabao, off the coast of Guiuan in Eastern Samar was one of the first areas in the Philippines to be hit by super Typhoon Haiyan. While the tiny island is only a 20-minute boat ride from Guiuan, many farming families living here have received minimal assistance owing to the difficulty in transporting materials to these locations.
By Alisa Tang
JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 and Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar in 2008, international aid poured into Southeast Asia, but in both disasters the 10-nation regional body ASEAN was conspicuously absent, says disaster expert Arnel Capili.
"Those were very big events that really affected the national governments of member states. The question was, where is ASEAN?" Capili said of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
By Hang Thi Thanh Pham
TACLOBAN, 15 September 2015 - Almost two years after the Philippines island of Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, “Building Back Better” is the principle guiding the efforts of local governments in Tacloban city, Javier, Tanuan and Palo municipalities which were visited yesterday by the head of UNISDR, Margareta Wahlström.
With almost 100,000 families still living in temporary houses, accelerating the construction of the government-funded 56,000 permanent houses and accompanying facilities appears to be the most challenging task.
From the Department of Social Welfare and Development
The donations that the Department of Social Welfare and Development has received went to transitional shelter program, cash for work, ready-to-eat food items and medicines, demmurage fees, civil registry documents, supplies for children, and administrative expenses, among others.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development assured that the P1.1 billion donation it received for the rehabilitation of ‘Yolanda’-stricken regions was used as intended.
“If women weavers are empowered to negotiate and market, they will be able to get more income”. Women are at the forefront of economic recovery, after the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit the town of Basey in The Philippines.
The town of Basey in the Philippines is known for its colourful and unique “tikog” (native reed) handicrafts.
ILOILO CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) inked yesterday a memorandum of understanding that launches an independent fact-finding team to monitor the execution of and validate the concerns on the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) program for Typhoon Yolanda victims in Western Visayas.
Conflict, instability and disasters continued to take an immense toll on development in 2014. However, as this report shows, UNDP continued to help countries prevent and respond to disasters, protect justice, uphold security and the rule of law, promote inclusive governance and build peace. Active in over 170 countries and territories, UNDP is there before and after a crisis.
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The government of Japan turned over the equipment of fisheries center to the Government of the Philippines in a ceremony held on September 3, 2015 in Municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar for the Japan-funded Program for the Rehabilitation and Recovery from Typhoon Yolanda. The ceremony was attended by First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Kenji Terada, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Koji Otani and Vice Municipal Mayor of Guiuan, Rogelio O. Cablao. In each ceremony, the representatives of recipients expressed their deepest appreciation.