Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 19 (as of 28 November 2013)
· According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC), the current death toll stands at 5,560, with another 1,757 people still missing. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) estimates that the number of displaced people is now 3.62 million, of whom an estimated 224,177 are living in 1,104 evacuation centres.
· The Multi-Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessment (MIRA) are now available and the priority needs identified are 1) Immediate need to provide ongoing food assistance and access to water to all affected communities; 2) Urgent and extensive shelter requirements; 3)
Recovery of livelihoods, including farming, fishing and the service industry; and 4) Restoration of WASH, education, health, protective and other community services, and management of displacement.
· Rebuilding homes is one of the top requests from those affected by the Typhoon. However, shelter materials in the local market are scarce, and in some places prices have doubled.
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