• About 68 per cent of the 148,000 still displaced by Typhoon Haima are in Region II.
• There are still 36,000 people in evacuation centres and another 112,000 people who are home-based.
• The number of damaged or destroyed houses has risen in excess of 46,000.
• Damages to agriculture and fishing have exceeded PhP646 million (US$14 million) in Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) and Region I • The Government is leading the humanitarian response and has formally declined the Humanitarian Coordinator’s offer of assistance.
A total of 147,779 people are now displaced in CAR and Regions I, II, III and V, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). About 68 per cent of those, or 102,878 people, are located in Region II. Region III is reporting 39,744 people displaced by the typhoon. There are 5,051 people currently reported displaced in CAR. There are 35,608 people still in 209 evacuation centres, while 112,171 people are home-based, staying with friends and relatives.
The number of houses reported damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III has risen to 46,123. About 54 per cent are located in Region II and 21 per cent each in Region I and CAR. Partner organizations operating in the affected areas are reporting higher numbers, so official figures are expected to continue to rise as field assessments conclude.
There are currently 43 roads and 16 bridges in CAR and Regions I, II and III reported not passable by the Department of Public Works and Highways. Damages to roads, bridges and other structures now exceeds PhP1.4 billion (US$30 million), based on information provided by the regional disaster risk reduction and management offices. Debris removal is still a priority for many areas affected by the typhoon, particularly in Region II.
CAR and Region I are now reporting over P645 million ($14 million) in damages to rice, corn and high-value crops. Region I is also reporting P1.1 million ($25,000) in estimated damages to fisheries. Partner NGOs are reporting millions of pesos in damages to livestock. These figures are expected to continue to rise as assessment reports from Regions II and III are verified.
Electricity and communication lines are slowly being restored in CAR and Region I, according to assessments from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and non-governmental organizations operating in those areas. OCHA’s field team visited several municipalities in Cagayan, Apayao and Ilocos Norte provinces, observing primarily agricultural damages and only minimal damage to houses.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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