Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013
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
What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.
It is expedient to tell the story of the humanitarian response of ACT Philippines Forum to the disaster wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. ACT Philippines Forum was barely organized when Typhoon Haiyan struck. The humanitarian work was an acid test. But more than that, it showed ACT Philippines Forum where and how it “will lay its treasures” in the coming years. It directed the Forum to appreciate more fully its reason for being.
A review of recent humanitarian interventions that support local markets in emergency contexts revealed a limited scope and breadth of this type of activity. While many agencies show good creativity and understanding of market systems in emergencies, most activities are in the form of small grants to traders, to help them recover and to facilitate access to markets for disaster-affected communities. Such support includes small and large, formal and informal traders, but does not often go beyond grants, although sometimes trainings and other “soft support” are provided.
The Program, “Typhoon Haiyan Response,” is a three-year (November 2013 - December 2016) initiative implemented by CARE Philippines. It supports the emergency relief and recovery of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Visayas Region in November 2013. The Program aims to assist affected communities (men, women, boys and girls) in Regions 6 and 8 to recover, build back safer and increase resilience.
October 1st, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society's (QRCS) mission in the Philippines has recently delivered to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) 1000 Basic Emergency Shelter Kits (BESKs) under the 2nd phase of the relief programme launched by QRCS for the benefit of victims of Typhoon Haiyan of 2013.
Meeting the standards of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), BESKs are designed to provide the materials and tools to construct a simple shelter for displaced families.
Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) - Press Release No. 36- 2017
After the devastating destruction caused by Typhoon Yolanda on November 8th 2013, which affected over 14 million people and cost the lives of at least 6,000 people, thousands of families still live in fear and unsafe conditions. As part of the humanitarian recovery and rehabilitation response, ACTED with support from Agence Française de Développement (AFD), ALSTOM Foundation and Lafarge implemented a multi-sector project which included the construction of 126 resilient shelters – “Eastwinds Residences” and supporting income generating activities of 38 beneficiaries.
This case study report focuses specifically on the experiences of using emergency cash transfers following Typhoon Haiyan and considers the wider social protection system, developments since Haiyan and future possibilities for shock-responsive social protection. A summary briefing note is published separately.
Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) aim to achieve 100 per cent open defecation free (ODF) communities through affordable, appropriate technology and behaviour change. Some of the key principles guiding CATS are:
• An emphasis on the sustained use of sanitation facilities by every community member, rather than simply the construction of infrastructure.
• The safe disposal of infant and young children’s faeces in toilets.
As part of the Transforming Surge Capacity project, seven international humanitarian NGOs have come together to test out collaborative app roaches to surge response in the Asia region. This case study highlights how Islamic Relief, one of the platform partners moving towards more regionalised surge systems, has been able to support inter - agency collaboration in the project, and how it used learnings and outputs of the project to improve its own surge mechanisms.
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.
Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.
Since the year 2000, disasters have been responsible for the loss of one million lives.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid organisations, CARE is one of the first to respond and the last to leave when disaster strikes. But there’s also a lot of work that we do preparing communities for disaster, to reduce their impact.
Disaster Recovery and Rehabilitation Division
1. ESCAP and CFW for the Typhoon “Lawin”-Affected Households in CAR, Regions I, II and III:
Targets 200,624 households with damaged houses costing P2,755,713,635.00 at P30,000.00 each for households with totally damaged houses and P10,0000.00 each for those with partially damaged shelters:
A total of 161,474 households with damaged houses is targeted to avail the initial assistance of P5,000.00 each amounting to P807,370,000.00;
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Judy M. Taguiwalo flew to Negros Island Region (NIR) on Monday this week to lead the distribution of the P5,000 Presidential Financial Assistance (5KPFA) to the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Sagay City, Negros Occidental who have not received help from the government.
Elizabeth Parker, Victoria Maynard, David Garcia, Rahayu Yoseph-Paulus
Book/Report, 44 pages