Philippines: Typhoon Bopha Emergency appeal n° MDRPH011 final report

Situation Report
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Period covered by this Final Report: 5 December 2012 to 31 October 2014

Appeal target (current): CHF 16,267,217

Appeal coverage: 50 percent

Appeal history:

  • 21 December 2012: An emergency appeal launched for CHF 16,267,217 to assist 40,000 families (some 200,000 people) for 18 months

  • 5 December 2012: A preliminary emergency appeal issued for CHF 4,523,369 to cover 10,000 families (some 50,000 people) over 11 months

 Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 393,198 was allocated to support the National Society in its initial response

Summary: Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Pablo) affected more than 6.3 million families across 34 provinces in southern Philippines in December 2012, killing more than 1,100 people and destroying or damaging more than 230,000 houses along its path. On 5 December 2012, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal operation to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance to people affected by Bopha. The operation came to a close in October 2014, with targets that could be supported using the funding realized achieved.

In summary, the following assistance was provided through this emergency appeal operation:

  • 17,000 families received food packages

  • 17,000 families received non-food items, including blankets, sleeping mats, jerry cans and hygiene kits

  • 40,000 families reached with hygiene promotion sessions

  • 8,105 families received shelter repair assistance

  • 1,200 families received typhoon-resilient shelters

  • 2,848 families received livelihoods assistance

  • Four schools were supported with new water and sanitation facilities

  • Three PRC chapters received water search and rescue (WASAR) and information technology (IT) equipment

  • The Compostela Valley chapter of PRC was supported to construct an office building

  • One vehicle was provided for PRC