Rapid Shelter Assessment after Tropical Storm Sendong in Region X

Report
from ACTED, UNOSAT, REACH Initiative
Published on 31 Jan 2012

SHELTER CLUSTER – INITIAL REPORT

1.) Executive Summary

1.1.) Context of Topcial Storm Sendong According to the NDRRMC, Tropical Storm Sendong (a.k.a. Topic Storm Washi) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility as a tropical depression on 15 December 2011 and shortly intensified into a tropical storm. As it crossed the Philippines, the storm affected seven regions: IV-B (MIMAROPA), VII (Central Visayas), IX (Zamboanga Peninsula), X (Northern Mindanao), XI (Davao), XIII (Caraga) and ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao). Region X includes the most heavily affected areas of Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.

As of 24 January 2012, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) estimates that the total number of affected persons from Sendong in Region X is 384,857 people or 69,755 households. Specifically, around 284,515 people are displaced – with capacity in the evacuation centers being stretched to 21,862 people or 4,738 families. The remaining displaced persons remain in makeshift shelters, with host families, renting of properties, or without access to any shelters. A total of 39,400 households were damaged in Region X, mainly in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities (Totally – 11,427 /Partially – 27,973).