Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Periodic Monitoring Report Covering February to April 2014

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Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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FUNDING:

788 million ($US) Required

58% of total requirement
461 million ($US) Received

Source: Financial Tracking Service (FTS)

OVERVIEW

Key achievements toward strategic objectives prior to 30 April 2014

Much has been achieved by the humanitarian community through the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) in the three months from February to April 2014. These efforts have been closely coordinated with government and as best as possible with significant other efforts funded outside the SRP. This report, while focussing on the three months from February to April, also captures much of the cumulative activity since Typhoon Haiyan struck on 8 November 2013.

While the emergency response to this enormous disaster, described as the strongest typhoon to have ever made landfall, has been fast, huge and very effective, as we now look forward into the recovery and rehabilitation phase the enormity of the remaining needs are becoming clear and present a formidable challenge. Focusing on the shelter needs, the current response needs are enormous as compared to other recent natural disasters (Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 and Haiti earthquake in 2010) and will endure for multiple years. Corresponding WASH, protection, education and parallel livelihoods needs are also being fully realised. Recovery and rehabilitation efforts will take years to close the gaps, leaving a vulnerable population, estimated conservatively in the hundreds of thousands of families this year and reducing each year thereafter, to face multiple monsoon seasons.

While the overall SRP funding gap stands at 42 per cent overall (58 per cent and 73 per cent respectively for Shelter and Early Recovery and Livelihood clusters), some of the proposed SRP activities have since been taken up by non-SRP partners. In addition, with the government's recovery and rehabilitation plans to be rolled out in the July timeframe, some of the gaps will be covered through this mechanism, even if the timing of that is not yet entirely clear. A more in-depth analysis will thus be made of these ongoing and planned activities, so as to more accurately define the remaining SRP gaps. However, in order not to delay the response where obvious and urgent gaps exist, donors could consider non-earmarked funding to be programmed by the Philippines Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) under the overall coordination of the Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), and in close consultation with government.