Education Cluster: Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), 14 February 2014


Typhoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines on 8 November, killing over 6,000 people, displacing some four million, and causing extensive damage to schools and the loss of school equipment and learning materials.

The official start of the school term, 6 January 2014, saw the launch of the Back-to-Learning campaign. The opening of day-care centres was on 27 January 2014. Under the leadership of the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and concerned Local Government Units, Education Cluster partners are working together to ensure children in areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda return to learning.

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