Philippines

UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014

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  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan

Situation overview & humanitarian needs
According to OCHA, 14.1 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan. 4.1 million people, including 1.7 million children, were displaced. The devastation occurred in some of the Philippines’ poorest regions and communities where prior to the Typhoon more than 40% of children lived in poverty. On 15 July, category 3 Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) made landfall in the Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan affected areas were not heavily affected. UNICEF and partners continue to work with the National Government and Local Governments and commun-ities to improve disaster risk