Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report No. 18 (as of 27 November 2013)
According to the latest Government estimates, Typhoon Haiyan has resulted in over 5,200 deaths and nearly 26,000 injuries.
Over 3.5 million people remain displaced from their homes, including 226,000 living in 1,068 evacuation centres.
Preliminary results of a joint rapid assessment confirm that lifesaving needs persist in food, shelter, recovery of livelihoods and the restoration of essential community services in affected areas. Final results are expected on 27 November.
Response efforts continue to expand, but greater planning is needed to ensure a smooth transition as some international partners – including foreign militaries and international health teams – prepare to leave.
Local organizations in Cebu have established a working group to coordinate their activities and liaise with international partners. Participating local organizations often have better access to remote areas than international partners.