Bohol Earthquake Action Plan, October 2013

This document outlines the humanitarian community’s response to the needs arising from the earthquake that struck Bohol. It was issued by the Philippine Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with partners. Figures are current to 23 October 2013.


  • A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol province in central Philippines on 15 October 2013.

  • Over 344,300 people are displaced with 80 per cent living in makeshift shelters built in open spaces near their damaged homes.

  • Government identified emergency shelter, early recovery, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, food, logistics and coordination as top priority areas for support.

  • This action plan seeks US$46.8 million to reach 344,300 people over a six-month period until April 2014.

  • Successive and simultaneous emergencies since August 2013 have stretched the resources of humanitarian responders. Additional funding is urgently needed for timely aid to reach the right people.

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