Philippines

UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Situation Report #19, 7 February 2014

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  • Three months on, the number of people displaced remains at 4.1 million, including 1.7 million children. The last two-weeks of torrential rains brought on by Tropical Depression Agaton over Eastern Samar has also caused damages on shelters in affected areas.

  • School enrolment rates in Tacloban City remain low – with less than one in two children back in elementary school, and under one in three in secondary schools, reflecting the higher proportion of damaged schools in the area.

  • On 29-30 January, in support of the Back to Learning campaign, UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador Gary Valenciano visited day care centres, elementary schools, high schools and special education centres in Tacloban and Tanauan to encourage students to return to and stay in school.