Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 15 (as of 21 November 2013)

Report
from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 21 Nov 2013

Highlights

The latest Government estimates indicate that the number of displaced people has decreased to 4.33 million. Of 5,040 evacuation centres at the height of the relief operations, 1,546 centres are still open. Approximately 3.9 million displaced people are living outside evacuation centres.

Large quantities of shelter and non-food items have started arriving in Tacloban. Local markets are struggling to meet the demands for materials.

Over 16,000 farming families will receive crop and horticulture production packages for the current planting season. Sufficient agricultural support is critical before the end of the planting season in January. Support for fishing communities also remains an immediate priority.

Mobile phone coverage has largely been restored in the provinces of Northern and Eastern Samar and Leyte.

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