Philippines: Typhoon Bopha (MDRPH011) - Operations update no. 8

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this update:
1 July 2014 to 31 October 2014

Appeal target: CHF 16,267,217

Appeal coverage: 50 per cent

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) for 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. The emergency appeal operation which the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in assisting people affected by Bopha came to a close on October 2014.

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

  • Food packages distributed to 17,000 families

  • Non-food items (blankets, sleeping mats, jerry cans, hygiene kits) were provided to 17,000 families

  • Hygiene promotion sessions reached some 40,000 families

  • Shelter repair assistance was given to some 8,100 families

  • Typhoon-resilient core shelters were built for 1,200 families

  • Livelihoods assistance was provided to some 2,800 families

  • Water and sanitation facilities were rehabilitated/constructed in four schools

  • Water search and rescue (WASAR) and information technology equipment were provided to three chapters while one chapter was equipped with a vehicle suited for off-road conditions

  • The Compostela Valley chapter of PRC received support to construct an office building.