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
Tzu Chi’s humanitarian aid to the survivors after typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in Philippines) has lasted for almost 3 years from 2013 until now. Relief projects includes food distributions, cash for relief, housing projects, vocational training programs, rebuilding projects, environmental projects, medical services, volunteer training programs, etc. Though Tacloban city, the most damaged area in the typhoon, is far away form Manila, there is no distance too far that it cannot be reached to a loving heart.
26 August 2016
Research released today on World Humanitarian Day shows that skilled Australian volunteers play a unique and important role in responding to overseas humanitarian crises.
Effective post-disaster reconstruction programmes
This topic guide is a review of the state of play in post-disaster reconstruction. It builds on extensive research, literature and experience to date, most recently considering outputs from the 2015 Sendai Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). It considers the status quo and puts forward alternative positions for facilitating effective reconstruction through a more seamless and re-planned approach.
The conclusions of this publication are the following (p. 57):
By Yvonne Su and Ladylyn Lim Mangada
August 12, 2016 Alex A. Lumaque
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Aug. 12 (PIA6) – Two thousand two hundred ninety – eight houses out of the 2,500 target are already built by the ongoing Typhoon Haiyan Operation of the Philippine Red Cross in the province.
“The remaining houses are under construction and up for completion in time for the termination of German and Swiss Red Cross core shelter support by September,” said Typhoon Haiyan Operation in Capiz Shelter Sector Officer Paul Arcenas.
By CARE Australia
As we mark six months since Cyclone Winston devastated Fiji, CARE Australia’s Emergency Response Manager Adam Poulter reflects on the pattern of severe storms that is becoming the new normal.
We have crossed the threshold. Gone are the days when catastrophic cyclones were a once in a lifetime event.
A couple of years ago it would have been inconceivable to have multiple category-five mega-storms hitting Australia’s neighbours in so short a time. But that is today’s reality.
There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.
En renforçant la résilience face aux extrêmes climatiques et aux catastrophes, nous contribuerons au succès des efforts déployés mondialement pour éliminer l’extrême pauvreté.
Pour atteindre et maintenir un niveau zéro d’extrême pauvreté, le premier des Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), un effort collectif est requis afin de gérer les risques liés aux extrêmes climatiques actuels et aux projections concernant le changement climatique.
- UNICEF and partners continue to meet on-going humanitarian needs, respond to small, localised emergencies and to prepare for the impact of the upcoming Typhoon season. UNICEF and partners have reached more adults and children in the first half of 2016 than planned for providing access to safe water, learning materials, safe spaces for learning, Vitamin A supplementation and deworming.
En 2014, plus de 527 400 personnes ont pu être aidées dans nos 14 programmes de développement.
Autant de vies changées, comme celle d’Aye qui a pu retrouver le chemin de l’école au Myanmar. Elle bénéficie des cours du soir mis en place par Vision du Monde, pour les enfants qui travaillent la journée afin d’aider leurs parents. Ce programme est une véritable opportunité pour Aye. Elle apprend à écrire, lire, compter, et peut maintenant espérer un avenir meilleur.
The global climate is warming and there is growing evidence that climate variability is increasing in many places; extremes are becoming more frequent and intense in some parts of the world.
Three detailed case studies – on drought risk in Mali, heatwaves in India and typhoons in Philippines – illustrate the relationship between climate change, climate extremes, disasters and poverty impacts.
Read the full report
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
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, Pintakasi1, 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.
HUMANITARIAN AID AND THE SWISS HUMANITARIAN AID UNIT
Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)
TECHNICAL COOPERATION AND FINANCIAL AID FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
The Philippines leads civil-military coordination in humanitarian response
ARMM's team of experts responds to humanitarian emergencies
The Philippines' unique history of refugees
Humanitarian Country Team joins National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill
Philippines: civil-military coordination in humanitarian response
29 June 2016, Ormoc City, Philippines– Fifty-five families in Ormoc City will soon be able to move in to their disaster-resilient homes with the turnover today of housing units supported by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
EU First Counsellor and Head Development Cooperation Achim Tillessen and UNDP Philippines Country Director Titon Mitra led the turnover ceremony of the housing units to the local government unit of Ormoc City.
UNESCO Jakarta Office and Philippines’ Department of Education has trained 285 secondary school teachers and education key officials in how best to help children rebuild and improve their lives since the 2013 typhoon hit through the Emergency Psychosocial Support for Secondary School-aged Students project.
When Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, reached the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines on 8 November 2013, it was the strongest typhoon ever recorded to make landfall. Yolanda was the deadliest typhoon in Philippine history, killing over 6,000 people as it crossed the Visayas. Millions were left homeless across an area that included some of the poorest provinces in the country, with poverty incidence in 2012 estimated at above 60% of the population in Eastern Samar and above 45% in Samar.1