Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 28 (as of 31 December 2013)
• Enormous shelter needs persist in affected areas. However, funding for the Shelter and Camp Coordination and Camp Management Clusters is lagging well behind overall funding levels. Partners are encouraging additional actors – especially the private sector – to become involved and are working with the Government to resolve issues over bunkhouses.
• Flash floods in Capiz Province (Region VIII) have resulted in relocation of 14 families and a request for assistance from humanitarian partners
• Classes are scheduled to resume on 6 January, but the majority of IDPs in evacuation centres in Regions VI and VIII continue to shelter in schools. Balancing the needs of IDPs and school children will require close coordination.
• Greater support is needed to rebuild livelihoods and market mechanisms, particularly as food assistance decreases in the coming weeks and months. According to traders in Guiuan, local markets are still only functioning at 30 per cent of pre-typhoon levels.
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