UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report #15

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 02 Jan 2014

Highlights

  • School will resume on the 6th of January, and UNICEF, along with cluster partners, is supporting the Department of Education’s Back to Learning Campaign. The campaign will support 500,000 children in getting back to school.

  • UNICEF has prioritized 40 municipalities for its typhoon Haiyan response; these municipalities were found to be among the most severely affected. The total number of affected in these 40 municipalities is 1.34 million, of these, 558,000 are children.

  • Through an eHPM tool, UNICEF is assessing the extent to which UNICEF assistance, in WASH, child protection, health, nutrition and education has reached the targeted population. The eHPM involves household and humanitarian service provider surveys, conducted by the University of the Philippines Population Institute (an independent third-party), at both the barangay level as well as within evacuation centres.

  • The Department of Health has documented over 4,000 cases of acute watery diarrhoea; half of those reported are children under-five.