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$791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. (OCHA, 10 Dec 2013) The typhoon ended up becoming the deadliest event of 2013 in the Asia-Pacific, killing more than 6,000 people. (OCHA, 31 Dec 2013)
One year on, the Government-led response is focused on recovery and long-term development. About 25,000 people still live in transitional sites and require inter-sectoral assistance. In addition, around 95,000 households (475,000 people) are estimated to be living in unsafe or inadequate makeshift shelters, and are considered highly vulnerable because of their limited ability to recover without further assistance. (OCHA, 31 Oct 2014)
Appeals & Funding
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Early Recovery, Livelihoods and Agriculture Plan, March-November 2014
- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Strategic Response Plan, November 2013 – November 2014
- How you can help people in need
- Govt. of the Philippines: Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH)
- Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC)
- Philippines Official Gazette - Updates typhoon Yolanda
- Use and follow Twitter #YolandaPH
- GDACS/UNOSAT Live Map
- Typhoon Yolanda Geonode: Yolandadata.org
- DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) Disaster Situation Response Map
- Google Typhoon Yolanda Relief Map
Appeal Target: US$ 10,320,781 Balance Requested: US$ 10,320,781
QUEZON CITY, May 19 -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has recently released an additional P391 million in Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for families whose houses were damaged by Typhoon Yolanda in four municipalities in Aklan, one in Iloilo, and another in Negros Occidental.
Of the amount, P15.1 million was released for 505 families in Lezo, P10.7 million for 358 families in Tangalan, P5.5 million for 184 families in Nabas, and P16.9 million for 566 families in Ibajay all in Aklan.
In February and March 2014, Oxfam carried out field research in the Philippines with people displaced by typhoon Haiyan in order to inform and influence the government-led process for their relocation. The project tested a cyclical research process – including an innovative digital survey – in order to make timely use of the findings in programming and advocacy; to ensure better sharing with other actors and the authorities; and to feedback to affected communities.
"During Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), we were told to evacuate, so we moved to my in-law's house up the hill. When it was over, we came back and our house was gone, completely washed away. The same thing with the crops – the bananas, cassava and sweet potatoes – we rely on these for food and they were all gone," narrated Leonila Garen, 30, a resident of Mabini village in Basey, Samar province.
Snapshot 6–12 May 2015
Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.
Period covered: January-December 2014
Overview -- DCM mission and core functions
The Disaster and Crisis Management (DCM) department’s mission is to ensure that a well functioning, relevant global disaster management system is in place to address the needs of communities who are vulnerable to or affected by disasters and crises. DCM is part of a global disaster management team guided by the following key strategic priorities:
By Caterina Pino and Obinna Anyadike
KATHMANDU, 12 May 2015 (IRIN) - Disaster coverage now seems incomplete without amazing drone footage of the damage, accompanied by effusive media reports on the technological wizardry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their humanitarian application. But is that really the story? Here’s a look at how far their use has evolved and what is still needed for them to fulfill their potential.
Right tool for the job?
MANILA , 11 May 2015 (IRIN) - Powerful Typhoon Noul swept through the far northern Philippines on Monday, killing two people, but officials and aid agencies said a greater impact had been averted because people had learnt to heed warnings in the wake of the Haiyan disaster.
Bringing sustained winds of up to 160 kilometers per hour and gusts up to 195 kph, there had been fears that Noul would cause a greater loss of life, as well as do widespread damage to property and agricultural land.
Johan von Schreeb
Geneva, May 6, 2015
1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
In the last five years there has been a growing trend towards the use of cash transfer programming (CTP) as a response modality in emergencies across the humanitarian sector. The fungibility of cash, when provided without restrictions, offers increased choice for affected populations to meet cross-sectoral needs according to their priorities. There is consequently a growing interest in the mainstreaming of cash transfers in response, recovery and rehabilitation and in the potential of so called multi-purpose cash grants within some international non-governmental organisations and donors.
PALO, Leyte--"If it was not for the small fish selling business, we could not have started to rebuild our lives back after the typhoon," says Ebeth Mendaza.
Ebeth is a fish vendor in Barangay Cogon in Palo, Leyte. Her husband is a coconut wine gatherer. Even with their measly income, they were able to raise 15 children.
GENERAL MacARTHUR, Eastern Samar—Erlinda Dael, the 48-year old mother of three and barangay (village) chairman of Pinggan in General MacArthur town in Eastern Samar, lost most of her belongings to Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).
Immediately after the typhoon struck, she received help from various government and non-government organizations. She cherished the livelihood assistance she received to begin a new life after the storm. Dael said the farm implements and seeds gave her a chance to plant in more areas and, literarily, begin a new life after the storm.
GEN. MaCARTHUR, Eastern Samar-- Without help from her husband, who has a daytime job, Gregoria Canatoy dug a six-foot hole that would serve as a septic tank. Then, the 39-year old mother of three, did some carpentry--installing lumber, concrete flooring and, finally, the ceramic toilet bowl.
“After four days of labor, I managed to build the latrine,” a satisfied Gregoria said.
Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015
Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.
Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.
ILOILO CITY, April 29 (PIA) --- A total of 6,683 typhoon Yolanda-affected individuals from Western Visayas benefitted from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-6 Emergency Response Rehabilitation and Recovery (TERRR) program.
TESDA-6 public information officer Bernadette Puertas said that TERRR was implemented to help Yolanda-affected residents in the region undergo technical vocational training so that they could find employment opportunities.
Snapshot 22–28 April 2015
Nepal: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April has affected 8 million people. As of 28 April, 5,057 people have been reported dead, and more than 8,500 injured. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in tents, while the villages closest to the quake’s epicentre remain inaccessible.
Manila (ICRC) – Eight health facilities damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Eastern Samar and Samar provinces have been fully restored and handed over today to local health authorities. As many as 60,000 people from seven municipalities will have access to health services at these facilities.