A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Typhoon Haima (locally known as Lawin) made landfall over Peñablanca, Cagayan on 19 October 2016 with winds of up to 225 kilometres per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 315 kph. Haima left 14 people dead and more than 2.4 million people affected in 5 regions across Luzon.
The provinces of Cagayan and Isabela were amongst the most severely affected. Almost 200,000 houses were damaged in those provinces, while damage to livelihoods amounted to 10 billion Philippine pesos (200 million Swiss francs).