Approximately 4 million people remain displaced as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. The number of people staying in evacuation centres has decreased to 94,310, a result of increased access to shelter materials and schools reopening. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has issued Family Access Cards to displaced people so they can receive assistance in their home barangays.
Progress is being made to provide assistance in more remote locations. The arrival of 40 trucks for use by humanitarian partners should increase their capacity to deliver relief supplies across the affected areas.
The preliminary findings of the Displacement Tracking Matrix were issued on 2 December, identifying humanitarian needs still to be addressed in the various displacement sites, and are available on http://philippines.humanitarianresponse.info.
In most of the affected areas, the priority sectors in the humanitarian response remain food, shelter, recovery of livelihoods and restoration of basic services.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.