This document summarizes the findings of WFP’s monitoring efforts during the Emergency Operation 200631: Assistance to the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. While the operation is on-going and will be extended through July 2014, results to date from distribution and post-distribution monitoring, as well as market monitoring data, can serve to better understand WFP’s achievements against its core objectives.
WFP declared a Level 3 Emergency on November 15, 2013, committing vast amounts of staff and resources in response to the Category 5 typhoon. The emergency relief phase of the operation utilized general food distribution (GFD), unconditional cash transfers (UCT), and supplementary feeding programmes (SFP). Monitoring results find that GFD served to increase dietary diversity in all affected areas, while cash transfers were effectively targeted to needy households in areas with functioning markets—where they were used primarily for food.
Results also indicate that the primary beneficiaries of specialized nutritious foods where children 6–59 months as intended. As the Government of Philippines and the WFP Country Office continue to address residual emergency needs, WFP will lay the foundations for recovery by implementing cash for asset recovery (CFA) programmes, to be complemented with targeted supplementary feeding programmes (TSFP) and distribution of micronutrient powder (MNP).