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Philippines: Typhoon Haima Situation Report No. 5 (as of 25 October 2016)

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This report is produced by OCHA Philippines in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Philippines. It covers the period from 23 to 25 October 2016. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October.

Highlights

  • The Government’s Response pillar downgraded to “blue” alert on 23 October, with national agencies directly coordinating continuing relief activities.

  • There are currently 57 evacuation centres hosting over 5,000 people.

  • There are now 33 roads and 18 bridges in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and Regions I, II and III that remain impassable.

  • There are 134 municipalities in Region I and CAR without power.

  • Over 24,000 farmers and 432,000 hectares of agricultural lands are affected

  • The total production loss for fisheries in Regions I and CAR at PhP85.6 million (US$1.8 million), while livestock losses in Regions I, II and III amount to P5.7 million ($121,000).

38,000 People displaced

5,000 People in evacuation centres

32,000 People outside evacuation centres

81,000 Houses damaged or destroyed

134 Municipalities without power

$187 million Agricultural, fisheries and livestock losses

Situation Overview

The total number of people displaced has dropped to 37,678, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). There are currently 56 evacuation centres open in Region III and CAR hosting 5,475 people and one evacuation centre in Region I hosting 15 people, while 32,188 people in these regions are staying with friends or relatives. (Per validation with DSWD-Field Office V, the people in Camarines Norte province were displaced by Typhoon Sarika, locally named Karen, and those in Sorsogon province were affected by the ash fall from Mt. Bulusan. The previously reported people displaced in Region V were not affected by Typhoon Haima.)

There are now 80,774 houses reported damaged or destroyed in CAR and Regions I, II and III. Of those, nearly 86 per cent are damaged and 14 per cent are destroyed.

There are now 33 roads and 18 bridges in CAR and Regions I, II and III that remain impassable, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways.

There are 134 municipalities in Region I and CAR without power, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Power has been completely restored in the provinces of Ifugao, La Union and Isabela, and in Tuguegarao City. However, cluster are reporting lack of communication remains a constraint in the worst-hit areas.

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is still validating the actual extent of agricultural damages. As of 21 October, the initial DA reports indicate a total agricultural production loss of P8.7 billion ($185 million) across Regions I, II, III and CAR. The greatest loss was in rice production, followed by high value crops and corn. Over 24,000 farmers and 432,000 hectares are affected. So far, DA estimates the total production loss for fisheries in Regions I and CAR at P85.6 million ($1.8 million), while livestock losses in Regions I, II and III amount to P5.7 million ($121,000).

Cluster assessments are still taking place as groups reach previously isolated or remote areas. The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and DA have led drone missions in Regions I and III to help expedite the postdisaster assessment and validation process. Gaps remain overall in data on vulnerable and marginalized populations, as well as protection issues.

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