0 . Major changes since previous version of the HIP
The HIP is modified (version 4) to increase the allocation for the response to typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) in the Philippines.
] Typhoon Haiyan was one of the most destructive cyclones ever recorded. Despite preparedness and evacuations undertaken by the national authorities, the humanitarian impact of typhoon Haiyan was tremendous. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) the death toll has risen to 6 069 while 1779 people are still missing. The number of affected has increased to more than 14.2 million persons, including an estimated 4.1 million displaced. An estimated 1.1 million houses have been destroyed or damaged.
On 10 December 2013, the Humanitarian partners presented the Strategic Response Plan for Typhoon Haiyan requesting USD 791 million to complement the Government-led response and recovery efforts over the next 12 months. So far the Action Plan has received contributions for 30 % of the total amount. Major funding gaps remain in the sectors shelter, food security, livelihood, water, sanitation and hygiene, health, nutrition and education.
To complement the ongoing emergency and recovery assistance, it is proposed to support relief and recovery activities in the following sectors: shelter, short-term food security and livelihoods, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and rehabilitation of schools. Priority should be given to most affected areas (Leyte, Eastern and Western Samar, Cebu, Panay Island, Negros) with focus on underserved remote areas. Mainstreaming of relevant cross-cutting issues - with particular attention to gender, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and environmental protection - should be considered in all sectors of intervention, (e.g. through increased use of hazard-resilient shelter rehabilitation designs, promotion of crop diversification programmes, etc.), with a view to increasing the resilience of affected communities.
To address early recovery needs and facilitate the transition to rehabilitation and reconstruction, the total amount allocated to this HIP is increased by EUR 20 000 000 under the Humanitarian budget line.